|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts-Amherst|
Semon graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
|Jeff Semon (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$597.96||$5,134.00||$(2,932.50)||$2,799.46|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$2,799.46||$5,470.00||$(4,956.41)||$3,313.05|
On his campaign website, Semon listed seven issues. They were:
- Job Growth
- On his website, Semon says, "American businesses don’t need help from government to grow. They need government to get out of the way! Business owners use profits to open new factories, stores and offices, to develop new technologies, and to create new products. Simply put, they use profits to create jobs!"
- Keeping Taxes Low
- On his website, Semon says, "Over the past few years Congress has gotten into the bad habit of implementing temporary tax rates and tax holidays. These gimmicks are a result of failed leadership. They only serve to destabilize our economy and inhibit the private sector’s ability to invest in jobs and our economy by creating additional uncertainty."
- Reducing our Debt
- On his website, Semon says, "Our debt is crippling us and there is no reasonable solution other than cutting spending. We do not face easy decisions, but we can either face our problems on our terms now, or on someone elses down the road. I have faith in the American people. We have weathered harsher storms than this and come out stronger as a nation. This time will be no different, but we need to address our problems boldly and directly."
- Repealing Obamacare
- On his website, Semon says, "Obamacare does nothing to address the underlying causes of why our healthcare system is broken. It simply taxes those who can least afford it, while ignoring the factors that adversely affect it. Practical, common senses policies mentioned above will provide real solutions, increased patient choice and higher quality to the entire healthcare infrastructure."
- Social Security
- On his website, Semon says, "In order to ensure that Social Security is there for those who truly need it, we must simply allow people to keep all of their retirement savings if they choose not to receive Social Security benefits. By doing this, we enable retirees who may not need Social Security to help seniors who do."
- On his website, Semon says, "The clearest path to economic growth, job creation and independence from foreign nations is through the energy sector."
- On his website, Semon says, "I will not consider immigration reform at any level prior to the establishment of a secure border and a comprehensive overhaul of our benefits system that ensures no illegal alien receives benefits courtesy of the tax payer."
- Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District
- Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012
- United States House of Representatives
- Jeff Semon for Congress Official Campaign Website
- Jeff Semon 2012 Facebook
- Jeff Semon 2012 Twitter
- YouTube Video
- Jeff in 2012 "About Jeffin2012" June 26, 2012 (dead link)
- Associated Press, "Massachusetts Primary Results," accessed September 6, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Jeff Semon's Summary Report," accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Glenn Anderson April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Glenn Anderson July Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- Jeff Semon for Congress, "Issues" August 13, 2012