was a 2014
candidate seeking election to the
the 2nd Congressional District
He was defeated by
Bill Hughes, Jr.
in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.
Cole is a native of southern New Jersey, and he earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Rutgers University.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Cole's academic, professional and political career:
2011-2014: General manager and software engineer for MapBox
2010-2011: Senior Advisor for Technology at the White House
2007-2008: Volunteer organizer for
Barack Obama's 2008 campaign in New Jersey
Cole lists the following themes on his campaign website.
To read about his position on these issues, see Cole's  website.
Economy: A Job for Everyone
Education: Investing in the Future
Protecting Our Environment and Meeting Tomorrow’s Energy Needs
Equality for All
Gun Safety: Common sense for our cities and schools
Affordable Health Care for All
Modernizing Our Government
Protecting Social Security and Medicare
Tech Policy: Promoting privacy, freedom, and innovation
Women and Families: Economic Fairness and Quality Health Care
—Dave Cole, http://coleforcongress.com/issues/
New Jersey's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
Cole ran in the
2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Jersey's 2nd District. Cole sought the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, but lost to Bill Hughes, Jr.
U.S. House, New Jersey District 2 Democratic Primary, 2014
Bill Hughes, Jr. 81.6%
Source: 99% reporting, Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available. Results via Associated Press
As a software engineer, Cole has outlined his usage of a website called
. The site is normally used by people working on computer coding to collaborate and edit one another's work. When used in the political realm, it allows constituents to comment on and edit a candidate's documents. In an interview with GitHub Wired, Cole expressed his belief that this crowd sourcing will allow him to get an idea of what voters want and to apply changes to his own work based on their suggestions.
VIDEO Cole discusses his run for Congress.
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the
Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cole's reports.
Dave Cole (2014) Campaign Finance Reports Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Total Contributions for Reporting Period Expenditures Cash on Hand April Quarterly  April 15, 2014 $0.00 $19,210.70 $(8,101.25) $11,109.45 Running totals $19,210.7 $(8,101.25)
Cole lives in Mantua Township with his wife.
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New Jersey Department of State, "Candidates for House of Representatives," accessed March 31, 2014
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Dave Cole for Congress, "About Dave," accessed April 7, 2014
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LinkedIn, "Dave Cole," accessed April 7, 2014
Dave Cole for Congress, "Issues," accessed April 4, 2014
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Wired, "Hacker Opens His Congressional Platform for Editing on GitHub," accessed April 10, 2014
YouTube, "Dave Cole Announces Campaign for Congress (NJ-2)," accessed April 15, 2014
Federal Election Commission, "Dave Cole Summary Report," accessed April 16, 2014
Federal Election Commission, "Dave Cole April Quarterly," accessed April 16, 2014