Kim Dolbow Vann

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Kim Dolbow Vann
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 3
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, San Marcos
Campaign website
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Kim Dolbow Vann was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of California. She lost in the general election.[1]



  • California State University, San Marcos


Vann is currently serving as President of the Regional Council of Rural Counties.[2] She is also currently serving as Vice Chair of the Rural Action Caucus for the National Association of Counties.[2] Vann has been a businessperson for the past seven years in northern California.[2]



See also: California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Vann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 3rd District. She and John Garamendi (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Tony Carlos (R), Eugene Ray (R) and Rick Tubbs (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Garamendi won.[1][3][4]

U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Garamendi Incumbent 54.2% 126,882
     Republican Kim Vann 45.8% 107,086
Total Votes 233,968
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Effect of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

According to the Washington Post, redistricting transformed the 3rd District from a safe seat into a swing district. With 10th District incumbent John Garamendi (D) displaced into the 3rd, the newly drawn district was a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.[5]

Campaign donors


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

Vann did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Vann's campaign committee raised a total of $1,237,746 and spent $1,219,262.[6]


Vann lives in Arbuckle, California, with her husband, Jim, and their nine-year-old son, Asa.[2]

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