Elan Carr

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Elan Carr
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 33
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Campaign website
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Elan Carr was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California.[1] Elan Carr lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Carr served in the U.S. Army in Iraq. He continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. After returning from Iraq, Carr joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office as a Deputy District Attorney.[2]


Campaign themes


Carr's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Public Safety: "As a husband and father of two (with a third on the way) nothing is more important to me than keeping my family safe. For that reason and because I felt so strongly about serving my community, I became a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County. In my current role I try cases involving some of L.A. County's most notorious gangs, as well as cases involving domestic violence and cruelty to animals."
  • Taxes: "Although taxation is a necessary feature of good government, our tax code today is neither fair nor efficient. We need to make our tax system simpler, reduce the many burdens placed upon job creators, and close the many loopholes so that all of us pay our fair share."
  • Jobs: "Too many Americans today are not finding the kinds of opportunities that our economy provided only a decade ago. The Government’s top priority must be to implement a tax and regulatory structure that rapidly grows our economy and encourages job creators, so that all of us, and our children, will be able to find the jobs and careers that they deserve."
  • Education: "On the whole, our education system in America is not worthy of our children. An inferior education imposes enormous economic and personal costs on American families. As the product of a public school education, I know full well that we need to fix our schools, increase the salaries of our teachers, and give our children the kind of empowering education that will allow them to realize their potential."
  • Healthcare: "We need a healthcare system that covers all Americans while maintaining our country’s qualitative edge in terms of medical care and expertise. As the husband of a medical doctor in private practice, I believe that we need to balance universal coverage with a reimbursement system that will allow patients the broadest possible choice of doctors."


—Elan Carr's campaign website, http://www.elancarrforcongress.com/issues.php



See also: California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Carr ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 33rd District. Carr advanced past the crowded blanket primary on June 3, 2014. Carr was then defeated by Ted Lieu (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 33 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Lieu 59.2% 108,331
     Republican Elan Carr 40.8% 74,700
Total Votes 183,031
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 33 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElan Carr 21.6% 23,476
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Lieu 18.8% 20,432
     Democratic Wendy Greuel 16.6% 17,988
     Independent Marianne Williamson 13.2% 14,335
     Democratic Matt Miller 12% 13,005
     Republican Lily Gilani 7.1% 7,673
     Democratic Kevin Mottus 2.4% 2,561
     Republican Barbara Mulvaney 2.3% 2,516
     Democratic David Kanuth 1.4% 1,554
     Democratic Kristie Holmes 0.9% 994
     Libertarian Mark Herd 0.8% 883
     Green Michael Sachs 0.7% 732
     Democratic Michael Shapiro 0.6% 650
     Independent Tom Fox 0.5% 509
     Democratic Zein Obagi 0.4% 477
     Democratic Vince Flaherty 0.3% 345
     Democratic James Graf 0.3% 327
     Independent Brent Roske 0.2% 188
Total Votes 108,645
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors


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


Carr and his wife, Dahlia, have two daughters and live in Los Angeles.[2]

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