James Kimber

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James Kimber
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 50
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolWoodrow Wilson High School
Bachelor'sGeorge Washington University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Campaign website
James Kimber was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 50th Congressional District of California.[1] James Kimber lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Kimber joined the United States Navy after high school. He served multiple deployments as a Navy doctor. Kimber holds a B.S from George Washington University. Following his retirement from the Navy, Kimber attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a current member of the medical staff at Palomar Medical Center, Pomerado Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center and Sharp Memorial Hospital.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • Immigration Reform: "Virtually everyone can agree that our immigration system is broken and the time is now for comprehensive reform. While some argue it will cost this country trillions of dollars, The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan organization, confirmed comprehensive immigration reform holds the potential for economic growth and job creation that will benefit all Americans."
  • Veterans: "As a 20 year Veteran of the United States Navy I will always advocate for the men and women who have served our country and sacrificed so much. They were there for our country when we needed them the most but sadly more than 62,000 veterans are homeless and the unemployment rate amongst veterans is 10%."
  • Health Care: "The Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act (also known simply as the “Affordable Care Act” or “Obamacare”) will provide affordable, quality and accessible health care for every American. The new law focuses on wellness and prevention, economic security and entrepreneurship, the well-being of working families and the strength of the middle class."
  • Jobs & The Economy: "Currently there are more than 70 countries using UAV technology. UAV technology is here and its uses are hardly limited to the military."
  • Environment: "The effects of global climate change are evident and we are seeing the effects almost daily. There are steps we can all take to protect the environment and I have embarked on an initiative that can have an effect across the nation and ideally, around the globe."


—James Kimber's campaign website, http://www.kimberforcongress.com/



See also: California's 50th Congressional District elections, 2014

Kimber ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 50th District. Kimber and incumbent Duncan Hunter (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Michael Benoit (L). Kimber was then defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5][6]

U.S. House, California District 50 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan Hunter Incumbent 71.2% 111,997
     Democratic James Kimber 28.8% 45,302
Total Votes 157,299
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 50 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDuncan D. Hunter Incumbent 70.4% 62,371
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames Kimber 24.3% 21,552
     Libertarian Michael Benoit 5.2% 4,634
Total Votes 88,557
Source: California Secretary of State

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Kimber's reports.

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