George Leing

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George Leing
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 2
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sYale University
J.D.Georgetown University
Place of birthNew York City
Campaign website
George Leing was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Colorado.[1] George Leing lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Leing graduated from New York University and has a law degree from Georgetown University and a master's degree in religion from Yale University. He has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer in the finance and energy fields. Leing has also served as Chairman of the Republican Party in Boulder County and on the Executive Committee of the state's Republican Party.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • Restoring America's Promise: "As the son of immigrants from China, George grew up watching his parents live the American dream. George's father ran several small businesses, some more successful than others, while building a future for his family. This kind of opportunity, where people are inspired to strike out on their own to pursue their dreams, does not exist today in America the way it did back then."
  • Colorado Jobs and the Economy: "The American economy has remained stagnant despite the promise of a "summer of recovery" and the trillions of dollars of fiscal stimulus that have failed to jumpstart the economy. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed, underemployed and those who have left the workforce continues to rise."
  • Healthcare: "The ACA is fundamentally flawed. Americans deserve far better. Individuals and their doctors are best positioned to make medical decisions, not the federal government. More and more we are learning that government bureaucrats will be imposing their will on our personal healthcare decisions by virtue of the ACA."
  • Pay Down the Debt: "George believes that new leadership is desperately needed to prevent this growing crisis. We owe it to future generations to get our fiscal house in order. We must focus on finding savings in every part of the budget. We can cut earmarks, reduce inefficiencies, and reintroduce Pay-As-You-Go policies. Further, the focus needs to be on growing the economy to increase the revenue base, rather than on increasing taxes."
  • Protect Our Rights: "The NSA is violating our civil liberties and is out of control. Congressional oversight is necessary to refocus our intelligence agency on targeting terrorists and the threat they pose to our country and our families. The NSA must stop its warrantless collection of data and spying on innocent Americans."


—George Leing's campaign website,



See also: Colorado's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Leing ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Colorado's 2nd District. Leing won the Republican nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014, unopposed.[5] He was defeated by incumbent Jared Polis (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

U.S. House, Colorado District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJared Polis Incumbent 56.7% 196,300
     Republican George Leing 43.3% 149,645
Total Votes 345,945
Source: Colorado 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 Leing's reports.

George Leing (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 14, 2014$0$85,713$(14,327)$71,386
Pre-Primary[8]June 12, 2014$71,386$38,144$(12,900)$96,630
July Quarterly[9]July 15, 2014$96,630$20,223$(9,252)$107,600
October Quarterly[10]October 16, 2014$107,600$179,752$(67,550)$219,802
Running totals


Leing and his wife, Sarah, have a son and live in Niwot.[2]

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