Marianne Williamson

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Marianne Williamson
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U.S. House, California, District 33
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Marianne Williamson was a 2014 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California.[1]

Biography

Williamson is an author and a lecturer. She has published ten books, six of which have been New York Times Best Sellers.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Democracy At Risk: "Democracy itself is at risk today, fiercely assaulted by combined forces of money and power. This assault is in my view our single largest challenge – the issue underlying all other issues."
  • The Economy: "Most politicians, when discussing the economy, both begin and end with the message that we need “jobs, jobs, jobs.” It’s important, however, to question why there are so few jobs to begin with."
  • Education: "In a system where short term economic values have run roughshod over the humanitarian concerns of our citizens – particularly our youth – education lacks the societal and governmental support crucial to a thriving democracy. For education is more than a pathway to a better life; good universal education is crucial to citizen empowerment and a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility. Under-education is a form of lock-out, as an uneducated child is more likely to land in prison than in the halls of power."
  • Women's Reproductive Rights: "I have a deep concern about the ongoing assault on women’s rights, particularly when it comes to reproductive freedoms. Control over reproduction is a basic right for all women. I agree with President Clinton’s assertion that abortions should be “safe, legal and rare.”"
  • Lgbt Rights: "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are values enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as inalienable rights of every American. Yet the LGBT community is still not equal in the eyes of the law, nor does it enjoy the breadth of freedoms that other Americans enjoy. This is not acceptable."

[4]

—Marianne Williamson's campaign website, http://www.marianneforcongress.com/issues

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Williamson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 33rd District. Williamson was defeated in the blanket primary. She came in fourth with roughly 13 percent of the vote.[5]



U.S. House, California District 33 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElan Carr 21.6% 23,476
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Lieu 18.8% 20,432
     Democratic Wendy Greuel 16.6% 17,988
     Independent Marianne Williamson 13.2% 14,335
     Democratic Matt Miller 12% 13,005
     Republican Lily Gilani 7.1% 7,673
     Democratic Kevin Mottus 2.4% 2,561
     Republican Barbara Mulvaney 2.3% 2,516
     Democratic David Kanuth 1.4% 1,554
     Democratic Kristie Holmes 0.9% 994
     Libertarian Mark Herd 0.8% 883
     Green Michael Sachs 0.7% 732
     Democratic Michael Shapiro 0.6% 650
     Independent Tom Fox 0.5% 509
     Democratic Zein Obagi 0.4% 477
     Democratic Vince Flaherty 0.3% 345
     Democratic James Graf 0.3% 327
     Independent Brent Roske 0.2% 188
Total Votes 108,645
Source: California Secretary of State

Endorsements


Eva Longoria's endorsement of Marianne Williamson on April 1, 2014.

Actress Eva Longoria endorsed Williamson on April 1, 2014.[6]

In an endorsement video, Longoria said, "There's a problem in the political system right now, and I find that we have to approach solving this problem in a new way ... and I find Marianne has the tools, the capability, the intellect, the ideology that is going to push against the status quo...She’s an amazing human being, a motivational speaker, and she’s running for Congress, actually [in California]."[6]

Williamson also received the endorsement of Brent Roske, a fellow Independent candidate who dropped out of the race in May 2014.[7]

Campaign donors

2014

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

Marianne Williamson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[8]January 31, 2014$0$382,226$(258,648)$123,578
April Quarterly[9]April 15, 2014$123,578$697,842$(406,240)$415,180
Pre-Primary[10]May 22, 2014$415,180$575,314$(675,831)$314,663
Running totals
$1,655,382$(1,340,719)

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Williamson's committee owed $392,824 in outstanding loans to Marianne Williamson.

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