Rob Zerban

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Rob Zerban
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 1
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Kenosha County Board of Supervisors
Education
OtherCulinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
Rob Zerban was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin.[1] Zerban defeated Amar Kaleka in the Democratic primary.[2] Rob Zerban lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin. He lost to incumbent Paul Ryan.[3]

Biography

Zerban attended the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York. He started two small businesses, and he served two terms on the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors.[4]

Issues

2012

Zerban listed the following issues on his website:

  • Term Limits- I support limiting members of the House of Representatives and Senate to twelve years in office. That means a maximum of six two-year terms in the House and two six-year terms in Senate.
  • I will take a serious look at supporting any bipartisan term-limit proposal.
  • Redistricting- I support independent redistricting committees to end corruption in the way districts are drawn up.
  • I support any ban on lobbying by former Members of Congress[5]
  • I will oppose Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and will promote Fair Trade that benefits the workers of all nations involved. FTAs do not work, they hurt American industry, and I will oppose the outsourcing of American jobs.
  • I will support changes to our tax code to reward job creation in America, not outsourcing of jobs.
  • I support rebuilding our infrastructure to increase economic activity and create construction jobs.
  • I support education for workers including low or no-cost job retraining.
  • I support Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and will fight to protect them. I support retirement security for all Americans.[6]
  • I support a Constitutional Amendment to undo the damaging decision of Citizens United and to end unlimited special interest money in our politics.
  • I support any increased disclosure and transparency legislation, including McCain-Feingold, to shed light on campaign finances and political spending by individuals or groups.
  • I will support any and all efforts to reform Congress, increase transparency, reinstitute strict ethical standards for public servants, and get money out of politics.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Zerban ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. Zerban defeated Amar Kaleka in the Democratic primary.[2][1] Rob Zerban lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan Incumbent 63.3% 182,118
     Democratic Rob Zerban 36.7% 105,465
Total Votes 287,583
Source: Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Democratic primary
U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRob Zerban 77.6% 25,627
Amar Kaleka 22.2% 7,318
Scattering 0.2% 71
Total Votes 33,016
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Zerban ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican incumbent Paul Ryan in the November general election.[8]

While Ryan was selected by Mitt Romney on August 11th to be his running mate, Wisconsin law allowed Ryan to pursue his House re-election at the same time. If Ryan had been elected for both offices, the state would have held a special election to fill his U.S. House seat.[9]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rob Zerban 43.4% 158,414
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Ryan Incumbent 54.9% 200,423
     Libertarian Keith Deschler 1.7% 6,054
     Miscellaneous N/A 0% 167
Total Votes 365,058
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election" (dead link)

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Zerban's reports.[10]

Rob Zerban (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[11]January 31, 2014$0$265,964$(221,482)$44,481
April Quarterly[12]April 1, 2014$44,481.86$124,185.37$(92,363.92)$76,303.31
July Quarterly[13]July 14, 2014$76,303.31$104,450.61$(78,694.85)$102,059.07
October Quarterly[14]October 15, 2014$107,901.45$113,907.47$(121,919.57)$99,889.35
Running totals
$608,507.45$(514,460.34)

2012

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

Zerban lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Zerban's campaign committee raised a total of $2,265,721 and spent $2,250,102.[15]

See also

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