Randy Loftin

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Randy Loftin
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 5
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolWashington-Lee High School
Bachelor'sButler University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1966 - 1973
Personal
ProfessionTax and financial planning businessowner
Websites
Campaign website
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Randy Loftin was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]

Biography

Loftin was born in 1943 in the US Army Hospital, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.[2]

Education:[2]

  • Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, Virginia
  • US Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1966
  • Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, B.S. in Business Administration

Career

Military:

  • 1966 - 1973: Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, served as a finance officer including a year in Vietnam with the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne and the 5th Special Forces Group[2]
  • Loftin concluded his military service as a Finance and Accounting Officer at the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania[2]

Loftin owns and operates a tax and financial planning business in Napa, California.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Jobs...Jobs...Jobs...
Excerpt: "Jobs created in the public section are unsustainable and will not lead to an economic recovery. However, jobs created in the PRIVATE sector will lead to the only real economic upturn possible."
  • Size of Government
Excerpt: "The federal government, by any measure, historical or otherwise, is way too big. It costs too much money to run it. It has taken on powers not enumerated in the constitution. It encroaches way too much into the personal lives of the citizens. It takes, involuntarily, too much of the wealth produced by the people. It does this thru threat of force."
  • Failed Leadership
Excerpt: "What is leadership? To me it is the ability to inspire, the ability to set a clear path, the ability to discern the difference between the "greater good" and the sanctity of individual freedom."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Loftin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 5th District. He and District 1 incumbent Mike Thompson (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Stewart Cilley (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Thompson won.[1][4][5]

U.S. House, California District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Thompson Incumbent 74.5% 202,872
     Republican Randy Loftin 25.5% 69,545
Total Votes 272,417
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

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

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