Kirk Jorgensen

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Kirk Jorgensen
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 52
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Campaign website
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Kirk Jorgensen was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 52nd Congressional District of California.[1]


Jorgensen attended the Army and Navy Academy and the University of Arizona. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corps and led intelligence, counterintelligence and force protection missions. Jorgensen then joined Booz Allen Hamilton to provide technology and management consulting.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • Leadership: "The approval rating for Congress continues to hover between 10% and 15%. Everyone I know is searching for leadership. No one I know has found it. We need representatives who focus on our needs, not on their political careers."
  • ObamaCare: "Everyone I know is confused and concerned. When the people we love are sick, we want quality, reliable, and reasonably affordable medical care. We want to use the doctors we have known and trusted. We want to have the flexibility to decide what healthcare choices make sense for our families and we don’t want to battle a burdensome bureaucracy just to figure it out."
  • Tax Reform: "Everyone I know gets stressed at tax time. We want to be good citizens and pay what we owe. We want to know that the people who collect our taxes are fair and trustworthy. We want a tax system that doesn’t require an advanced degree and weeks of our lives to complete our annual returns."
  • Immigration: "We’ve been hearing a lot about immigration lately. Republicans are afraid to lose future elections and add to our welfare problem. Democrats want to appear compassionate and thoughtful, but are refusing highly educated immigrants and technology companies the opportunity to compete. I want something fair, fiscally responsible, and transparent."
  • National Debt: "Everyone I know understands that government spending is out of control and must stop. We want an efficient, well-run government. We don’t want a government that spends and borrows without limits or accountability. We don’t want a government that oppresses us with increasing taxes because it refuses to balance our budget."


—Kirk Jorgensen's campaign website,



See also: California's 52nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Incumbent Scott Peters won re-election to California's 52nd Congressional District in 2014. The race was a battleground district in 2014 due to the low margin of victory for Democrats in the last election and last two presidential elections. Incumbent Scott Peters (D) and Carl DeMaio triumphed in the blanket primary over Kirk Jorgensen (R) and Fred Simon (R). The general election race between Peters and DeMaio remained too close to call for several days after the election. The Associated Press called the race for Peters late on November 7, 2014, but DeMaio did not concede the race until November 9, 2014, due to the face that there were still between 10,000 to 15,000 ballots left to be counted.[5][6]

U.S. House, California District 52 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngScott Peters Incumbent 42.3% 53,926
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarl DeMaio 35.3% 44,954
     Republican Kirk Jorgensen 18.5% 23,588
     Republican Fred Simon 4% 5,040
Total Votes 127,508
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors


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

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Jorgensen's committee owed $47,025 in outstanding loans to Kirk Jorgensen.


Jorgensen and his wife, Georgine, have two sons and are active members of the St. Therese Catholic Church.[2]

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