Elizabeth Emken

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Elizabeth Emken
Elizabeth Emken.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, California
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California Los Angeles, 1984
Personal
BirthdayApril 4, 1963
Place of birthBellflower,CA
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
Elizabeth Emken (b. April 4, 1963, in Bellflower, California) is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of California. She was previously a 2012 candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from California. She lost in the general election.[1]

Biography

Emken graduated from UCLA in 1984 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. She then worked for a number of years in management, financial analysis and corporate operations at IBM. She became an advocate for developmentally disabled children after her son was diagnosed with autism and is a former executive with Autism Speaks.[2]

Elections

BattlegroundRace.jpg

2014

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014 or California's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Emken is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 7th District. Emken is seeking election as a Republican candidate in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Emken 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."[3]

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in California, 2012

Emken ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing California. She and incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating David Alex Levitt (D), Nak Shah (D), Diane Stewart (D), Mike Strimling (D), John Boruff (R), Oscar Alejandro Braun (R), Greg Conlon (R), Colleen Shea Fernald (D), Rogelio Gloria (R), Dan Hughes (R), Dennis Jackson (R), Dirk Konopik (R), Donald Krampe (R), Robert Lauten (R), Al Ramirez (R), Nachum Shifren (R), Orly Taitz (R), Rick Williams (R), Gail Lightfoot (L), Kabiruddin Karim Ali (Peace and Freedom), Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom), and Don Grundmann (Independent). They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5] Feinstein won.[1]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein Incumbent 62.5% 7,864,624
     Republican Elizabeth Emken 37.5% 4,713,887
Total Votes 12,578,511
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Emken's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • Government Spending and Budget
Excerpt: "I am committed to reducing the size and cost of government, reducing the publicly held debt and lowering taxes."
  • Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Small and large American businesses will lead us out of the economic downturn, not more government spending. We must provide our business community the tools needed to grow the economy."
  • Accountability in Washington
Excerpt: "Our elected representatives should have the courage and discipline to properly manage the Nation’s finances without the force of law. Sadly, they don’t. Because of the severity of the crisis, I support a balanced budget amendment movement. The momentum behind this movement will serve to let Congress know the people are serious about debt reduction."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the 2nd Amendment and oppose any attempts to weaken it."
  • Definition of Marriage / Family Issues
Excerpt: "I agree with the majority of Californians on this issue: I support traditional marriage."

Campaign donors

2014

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

Elizabeth Emken (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[7]July 11, 2013$0.00$301,819.99$(13,644.42)$288,175.57
October Quarterly[8]October 15, 2013$288,175.57$100,573.85$(51,854.69)$336,894.73
Year-End[9]January 31, 2014$336,894$48,605$(79,372)$305,826
Running totals
$450,998.84$(144,871.11)

2012

Emken did not win election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Emken's campaign committee raised a total of $914,350 and spent $910,209.[10]

Personal

Emken and her husband, Craig Swartz, have three children.[11]

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Elizabeth + Emken + California + Senate"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Elizabeth Emken News Feed

  • Loading...

See also

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References