Ray Haynes

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Ray Haynes
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 36
Prior offices
California State Senate
California State Assembly
1993-1995, 2003-2007
Bachelor'sCalifornia Lutheran College, 1976.
Master'sEastern Kentucky University, 1981
J.D.Univeristy of Southern California, 1980
Date of birthAugust 26, 1954
Place of birthMerced, California
Ray Haynes was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 36th Congressional District of California.[1]


Haynes is a former member of the California State Assembly. He served from 1993 to 1995 and again from 2003 to 2007. Haynes also served in the California State Senate from 1995 to 2002. He holds a B.A. in political science from California Lutheran College, a J.D. from the University of Southern California and an MPA from Eastern Kentucky University.[2]



See also: California's 36th Congressional District elections, 2014

California's 36th Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the low margin of victory for Democrats in the previous election and last two presidential elections. Incumbent Raul Ruiz (D) and Brian Nestande (R) triumphed in the blanket primary over Ray Haynes (R). Ruiz went on to defeat Nestande in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3][4]

U.S. House, California District 36 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Ruiz Incumbent 50.3% 41,443
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Nestande 34.8% 28,662
     Republican Ray Haynes 14.9% 12,232
Total Votes 82,337
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 Haynes' reports.

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Ray Haynes' committee owed $14,761 in outstanding loans to Ray Haynes.


On November 7, 2007, Haynes announced that he had filed a complaint with the FEC, accusing Californians for Fair Election Reform (CFER), its donors and the Hillary Clinton campaign of using donations to CFER to get around federal campaign finance limits, saying--in essence--that donations to CFER were actually donations to the Clinton campaign.[7]

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