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Doug Ose
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 7
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives
1999-2005
Education
Bachelor'sU.C. Berkeley
Websites
Campaign website
Doug Ose campaign logo
Doug Ose is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of California.[1] Ose will face incumbent Ami Bera (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014. California's 7th Congressional District is a battleground in 2014.

Biography

Ose previously served three terms in Congress, representing California's 3rd Congressional District. In 2011, he assumed operations of Gibson Ranch Regional Park. Ose holds a degree in business administration from U.C. Berkeley.[2]

Political career

During his time in Congress, Ose was named a “Hero of the Taxpayers” by Americans for Tax Reform,[3] a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business[4] and earned a “Tax Fighter” award from the National Tax Limitation Committee.[4] Ose voted for a $1.35 trillion tax reform package that ended the marriage penalty tax, lowered the estate tax and increased child tax credits for American families.[5]

As Chairman of a House Government Reform Committee, Ose held hearings to promote legislation to change rules governing gifts to presidents.[6] In an effort to complete construction of a border fence originally started in 1996, Ose, along with David Drier, co-authored a bill that would grant the United States Secretary of Homeland Security authorization to expeditiously finish "construction of the barriers and roads under this section."[7]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Ose's campaign website lists the following issues:[8]

  • Putting Our Community First, not the Special Interests: "Our economy is stalled by sluggish growth and one of the slowest recoveries in history. It simply isn’t providing enough opportunity for Americans who need to find a job, expand their business or hire more workers. Full time employment is becoming harder to find with the advent of Obamacare, and employers are shifting to more part-time workers."
  • Drought/Protecting Local Water Supply: "We have a real water crisis here in the Sacramento region. While man has no control over Mother Nature, poor management practices and government’s failure to build sufficient upstream retention facilities have made our region’s drought even worse. When it was predicted that California’s population was to grow by millions of people, having a shortage of local water was foreseeable."
  • Reducing the Tax Burden: "America’s complicated and contradictory tax system benefits the politically connected at the expense of people who work hard and play by the rules. Every year, Americans are asked to pay more in taxes and receive less in public services. The federal government is now borrowing 40 cents of every dollar to sustain unprecedented deficit spending."
  • Holding Government Accountable: "Government spending is growing at a record pace under President Obama. Our nation’s debt is out of control. This unsustainable and reckless spending puts our financial security at risk, and burdens the American taxpayer more every day. It’s time to hold government accountable for the money it spends and the decisions it makes."
  • Our Schools: Local Control, World-Class Standards: "Every school must be a place where every student can learn. And without world-class standards in school, America’s future is threatened. That is why education decisions must be made by parents and local school boards, not bureaucrats in Washington, D.C."

[9]

—Doug Ose's campaign website, http://www.dougose.com/issues

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

California's 7th Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014 due to the low margin of victory for Democrats in the last election and last two presidential elections. Incumbent Ami Bera (D) and Doug Ose (R) triumphed in the blanket primary over Igor Birman (R), Elizabeth Emken (R), Douglas Arthur Tuma (L) and Phill Tufi (I). Bera and Ose will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[10]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Ose to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[11]

U.S. House, California District 7 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAmi Bera Incumbent 46.7% 51,878
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ose 26.4% 29,307
     Republican Igor Birman 17.5% 19,431
     Republican Elizabeth Emken 7.1% 7,924
     Libertarian Art Tuma 1.5% 1,629
     Independent Phill Tufi 0.8% 869
Total Votes 111,038
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Ose's reports.

Doug Ose (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2013$25,667.22$0.00$(0.00)$25,667.22
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$25,667.22$9,200.00$(2,210.77)$32,656.45
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2013$32,656.45$489,267.15$(265,680.94)$256,242.66
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$256,242$129,984$(109,060)$277,166
April Quarterly[16]April 16, 2014$277,166$481,476$(341,002)$417,640
Pre-Primary[17]May 22, 2014$417,640$120,853$(324,160)$214,334
July Quarterly[18]July 15, 2014$214,334$332,781$(343,273)$203,841
Running totals
$1,563,561.15$(1,385,386.71)

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Ose's committee owed $350,000 in outstanding loans to Doug Ose.

Personal

Ose and his wife, Lynnda, have two children.[2]

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References

  1. The Sacramento Bee, "Republican Igor Birman, McClintock aide, to challenge Ami Bera," September 5, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Campaign website, "Meet Doug," accessed April 14, 2014
  3. Sacramento Bee, "Ad Watch: Ose was a ‘hero,’ but many others were, too," April 3, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tahoe Daily Tribune, "Guest View: Why I support Doug Ose for Congress," March 5, 2008
  5. Oroville Mercury-Register, "Doug Ose campaigning in 4th Congressional district," February 22, 2008
  6. Chicago Tribune, "Panel ends probe with criticism of Clintons," February 13, 2002
  7. Washington Post, "House GOP Backs Easing Laws for Border Fence," October 26, 2004
  8. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 14, 2014
  9. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  10. The New York Times, "California Primary Results," June 3, 2014
  11. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose April Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose July Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Doug Ose July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014