|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 1|
Zerban attended the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York. He started two small business and he served two terms as a Kenosha County Board of Supervisors.
Zerban listed some of his campaign's 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
- 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.
- 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.
Zerban is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. Zerban is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
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.
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 hold a special election to fill his U.S. House seat.
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Paul Ryan Incumbent||54.9%||200,423|
|Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Zerban's reports.
|Rob Zerban (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$0||$265,964||$(221,482)||$44,481|
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1, 2012 - Rob Zerban Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$4,994,668|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$6,651,221|
|Top contributors to Rob Zerban's campaign committee|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees||$10,000|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- Beloit Daily News, "Zerban takes another run at Paul Ryan", accessed October 25, 2013
- Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- Campaign website "Bio"
- Campaign website "Congress"
- Campaign website "Jobs"
- Campaign website "Politics"
- Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Candidates registered by office," Accessed June 10, 2012
- Huffington Post "Paul Ryan House Race Can Proceed Despite VP Nomination," August 11, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
- Open Secrets "Rob Zerban 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed May 5, 2013