Ron Bemis

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Ron Bemis
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 7
High schoolLong Beach Polytechnic High School
Bachelor'sWillamette University
J.D.Hastings College of Law, University of California
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Ron Bemis was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Washington. He lost in the general election.[1]


Bemis is a lawyer. He earned his Bachelor's in Political Science from Willamette University and his law degree from Hastings College of Law at the University of California. While at Willamette, he interned for Oregon House Majority Leader, Les AuCoin.[2]


Bemis listed some main concerns on his website:

  • "We need policies that spur growth and investment and reform our complex, inequitable tax code. While programs such as unemployment assistance and food stamps may assist in the short term, in the long run the best social program is having a job, and there are too few. Most Americans want to be both self-reliant and caring, and they don’t aspire to dependency and continuing downward or sideways as has happened on the incumbent’s long watch."[3]
  • "Demand accountability and cost-benefits testing for legislation
  • Rollback crushing federal debt
  • Reform federal taxes
  • More affordable, accessible, patient-chosen healthcare"[4]



See also: Washington's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Bemis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 7th District. He and Jim McDermott (D) advanced past the August 7, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Don Rivers (D), Andrew Hughes (D), Charles Allen (D), Scott Sutherland (R), and Goodspaceguy (Employmentwealth Party). They faced off again in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7] McDermott won.[1]

U.S. House, Washington District 7 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim McDermott Incumbent 79.7% 298,368
     Republican Ron Bemis 20.3% 76,212
Total Votes 374,580
Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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Breakdown of the source of Bemis' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Bemis lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Bemis' campaign committee raised a total of $40,956 and spent $40,956.[8]

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