George Leing

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George Leing
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Colorado, District 2
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University
Master'sYale University
J.D.Georgetown University
Personal
Place of birthNew York City
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Campaign website
George Leing is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Colorado.[1]

Biography

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]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Leing's campaign website lists 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."

[4]

—George Leing's campaign website, http://www.georgeleing.com/on-the-issues/

Elections

2014

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

Leing is running 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 will face incumbent Jared Polis (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are 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[6]April 14, 2014$0$85,713$(14,327)$71,386
Pre-Primary[7]June 12, 2014$71,386$38,144$(12,900)$96,630
July Quarterly[8]July 15, 2014$96,630$20,223$(9,252)$107,600
Running totals
$144,080$(36,479)

Personal

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

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