|U.S. House, California, District 8|
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Gregg Imus was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.
Imus most recently served as Chief of Staff and campaign manager for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. Previously, he worked the majority of his career as a custom homebuilder. He is co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp. of California.
Imus's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. The second amendment secures all other rights. It is the very reason that this country has never experienced a foreign invasion"
- Foreign Policy and National Security
- Excerpt: "The purpose of our foreign policy is to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The stronger our economy and our national defense, the better position it puts us in to achieve these goals. "
- Excerpt: "After co-founding the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp – CA in 2005 and spending more than 2,500 hours on the California-Mexican border, I have experienced first hand the porous southern border and flow of illegal aliens and contraband that openly flows into this country unchecked. I have personally seen many not only that are coming from Mexico, but from other countries in the Middle East as well."
- Excerpt: "There are many obstacles that stand in between the unemployed and the employer, and everyone of them is created by government regulations. The government simply needs to get out of the way and business will return. The government has never been the solution and has only been the problem."
- Excerpt: "If we are ever going to make a positive move in the right direction and improve our economy, there are certain and specific moves that must be made. We must start by absolutely refusing to further raise the debt ceiling so politicians can no longer spend recklessly."
- See also: California's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012
Imus ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 8th District. He and Paul Cook (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Pinkerton (D), Dennis Albertsen (R), George Craig (R), Jackie Conaway (D), Bill Jensen (R), Phil Liberatore (R), Ryan McEachron (R), Brad Mitzelfelt (R), Joseph Napolitano (R), Angela Valles (R) and Anthony Adams (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Cook won.
|U.S. House, California District 8 Open Primary, 2012
Gregg Imus (R)
|Paul Cook (R)
| Phil Liberatore (R)
| Jackie Conaway (D)
| Brad Mitzelfelt (R)
| John Pinkerton (D)
| Angela Valles (R)
| Ryan McEachron (R)
| Anthony Adams (NPP)
| Bill Jensen (R)
| George Craig (R)
| Joseph Napolitano (R)
| Dennis Albertsen (R)
Breakdown of the source of Imus's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
|U.S. House, California District 8, 2012 - Gregg Imus Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Gregg Imus's campaign committee|
|Freedom Law School||$2,600|
|Aspen Leasing Co||$2,500|
|Barstow Community College||$2,500|
|St. Bernatines Hospital||$2,500
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Special Trade Contractors||$5,300|
Imus and his wife Pennie have been married for 32 years. They have been foster parents in San Bernardino County. They have 9 children and 3 grandchildren.