Elan Carr

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Elan Carr
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 33
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Campaign website
Elan Carr campaign logo
Elan Carr is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California.[1]


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 lists 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 is running 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. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, California District 33 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElan Carr 21.5% 17,904
     Democratic Ted Lieu 19% 15,870
     Democratic Wendy Greuel 16.8% 13,976
     Independent Marianne Williamson 12.9% 10,789
     Democratic Matt Miller 12% 9,973
     Republican Lily Gilani 7% 5,831
     Democratic Barbara Mulvaney 2.3% 1,945
     Republican Kevin Mottus 2.3% 1,935
     Democratic David Kanuth 1.4% 1,177
     Democratic Kristie Holmes 0.9% 770
     Libertarian Mark Herd 0.8% 674
     Green Michael Sachs 0.7% 552
     Democratic Michael Shapiro 0.6% 530
     Independent Tom Fox 0.5% 397
     Democratic Zein Obagi 0.4% 360
     Democratic Vince Flaherty 0.3% 258
     Democratic James Graf 0.3% 245
     Independent Brent Roske 0.2% 135
Total Votes 83,321
Source: The New York Times Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Campaign donors


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

Elan Carr (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2014$0$358,624$(72,799)$285,824
Pre-Primary[6]May 22, 2014$285,824$65,159$(329,794)$19,939
Running totals

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Carr's committee owed $30,000 in outstanding loans to Elan Carr.


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

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