Jack Uppal

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Jack Uppal
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 4
Bachelor'sState University of New York
Ph.D.M.I.T. (1980)
Campaign website
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Jack Uppal was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]



  • State University of New York, B.S. degree in Chemistry
  • 1980: M.I.T.,Ph.D. in Chemistry


Uppal works as an engineer in the semiconductor industry.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • End Gridlock
Excerpt: "I’m a moderate Democrat and believe Congress should be solving the pressing issues of today rather than holding fast to ideologies that lead nowhere. Congress can positively impact California’s 4th Congressional district and the nation, but only if we elect people willing to work together."
  • Bring Jobs Home
Excerpt: "Our government has a long history of creating jobs and entire industries. In the last 50 years, the United States has created millions of jobs. The Space program in the 60’s spun off thousands of new industries. The internet itself was the creation of government, not big business; and as a result hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created in just the last 10 years."
  • Strengthen Medicare
Excerpt: "As your Congressman, I’ll make sure our government keeps its promises. We were promised medical care, not a voucher. I am not willing to let the government break this promise and abandon our seniors when they are counting on this program to be there."
  • On The Middle Class
Excerpt: "I’m very concerned about the diminishing and shrinking middle class in America. The middle class is the embodiment of the American Dream and the main driver for our economy. For more than a decade, middle class families have been forced to bear the burdens of Congressional mismanagement."
  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Don’t be misled. Trickle down economics doesn’t work. Giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy and to corporations hasn’t produced one job. Businesses aren’t hiring because the middle class can’t afford to buy their products. It’s not because businesses are overtaxed or overregulated. The only way to get Americans working again is to strengthen the middle class families so that they are able to purchase things again."



See also: California's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Uppal ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 4th District. He and incumbent Tom McClintock (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary. They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012, and McClintock won.[1][4][5]

U.S. House, California District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom McClintock Incumbent 61.1% 197,803
     Democratic Jack Uppal 38.9% 125,885
Total Votes 323,688
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


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

Uppal did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Uppal's campaign committee raised a total of $52,407 and spent $51,622.[6]


Uppal is married to his wife Kate, and is a father and stepfather to three daughters.[2]

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