Gary DeLong

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Gary DeLong
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 47
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Gary DeLong was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 47th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]


Marriage equality

When asked to name an example of an idea where he disagreed with his party at a League of Women Voters forum, DeLong stated three: he is pro-choice, pro-environment, and pro-marriage equality. "I support gay marriage. They don't," he said.[2]

Campaign themes


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

  • Budget
Excerpt: "It is time for Congress to follow the same spending rules that we do. You cannot spend more than you make. As your Representative I will work to pass a balanced budget and make my colleagues do the same."
  • Education
Excerpt: "America’s continued prosperity depends on our ability to give our children the tools they need to succeed. That said, not every child learns the same way. I believe states and local school districts are best equipped to respond to the uniqueness and diversity of every classroom."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "We need to focus on developing viable and sustainable energy sources within the United States. Congress can help by streamlining regulations and investing in America’s energy resources. Whether we are advancing renewable energy, building more refineries, or studying new fuel sources, it is time to keep that money, and those jobs, here in America."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Americans need more affordable access to healthcare. However, it appears the recent changes will drive up the cost of insurance premiums to both business owners and citizens, while spending more than a trillion dollars of taxpayer money."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "I believe the United States needs a clear and effective immigration policy that addresses four core areas: increasing border security, reforming legal immigration, delivering federal reimbursement to state and local government and creating a limited guest worker program."



See also: California's 47th Congressional District elections, 2012

DeLong ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 47th District. He and Alan Lowenthal (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Peter Mathews (D), Jay Shah (D), Usha Shah (D), Steve Foley (R), Sanford Kahn (R) and Steve Kuykendall (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Lowenthal won.[1][4][5]

U.S. House, California District 47 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Lowenthal 56.6% 130,093
     Republican Gary DeLong 43.4% 99,919
Total Votes 230,012
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 47 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Lowenthal (D) 33.8% 27,356
Green check mark transparent.pngGary DeLong (R) 29.4% 23,831
Steven Kuykendall (R) 10.8% 8,769
Peter Mathews (D) 9.8% 7,951
Steve Foley (R) 7.2% 5,848
Sanford Kahn (R) 3.2% 2,563
Usha Shah (D) 2.9% 2,350
Jay Shah (D) 2.8% 2,273
Total Votes 80,941

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of DeLong's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

DeLong did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, DeLong's campaign committee raised a total of $1,439,651 and spent $1,418,740.[6]


DeLong and his wife, Dawna, have three children.[7]

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