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Mel Levey

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Mel Levey
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 16
Bachelor'sWest Point
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Place of birthMerced, California
Campaign website
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Mel Levey was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 16th Congressional District of California.[1]


Levey graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He deployed three times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Throughout his years of service he was assigned as a Tank Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom, a Battalion Logistics Officer during Operation New Dawn and a Brigade Operations Planner during Operation Enduring Freedom.[2]



See also: California's 16th Congressional District elections, 2014

Levey ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 16th District. Levey was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[3]

U.S. House, California District 16 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Costa Incumbent 44.3% 25,586
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohnny Tacherra 21.7% 12,542
     Republican Steve Crass 15.4% 8,877
     Republican Mel Levey 7.9% 4,565
     Republican Joanna Garcia-Botelho 6.6% 3,827
     Democratic Job Melton 4.1% 2,370
Total Votes 57,767
Source: California Secretary of State

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

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Levey's committee owed $10,000 in outstanding loans to Mel Levey.

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