Karen Kwiatkowski

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Karen Kwiatkowski
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 6
Master'sHarvard University, University of Alaska
Ph.D.The Catholic University of America
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Place of birthSeptember 24, 1960
ProfessionWriter, rancher
Campaign website
Karen Kwiatkowski (b. September 24, 1960) was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Virginia.


Kwiatkowski served in the U.S. Air Force and was later assigned to the National Security Agency, where she went on to become a speech writer. She then transferred to the Pentagon, where she served till she retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2003. Kwiatkowski is also a columnist and commentator. Kwiatkowski and her husband own a ranch and have four children.[1]


Campaign themes


According to her website, Kwiatkowski's campaign platform included the following issues[2]:

  • Fair Tax replacing the income tax
  • Fewer regulations
  • Ending federal funds supporting abortion

She also said she would work to audit the Federal Reserve, repeal the Patriot Act, and cut waste, among other things.[3]



See also: Virginia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kwiatkowski ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 6th District. She was defeated by incumbent Bob Goodlatte in the June 12 Republican primary. The general election was November 6, 2012.[4]

Goodlatte has opted not to debate Kwiatkowski.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia's 6th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 66.5% 21,808
Karen Kwiatkowski 33.5% 10,991
Total Votes 32,799

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