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Scott Heydenfeldt

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Scott Heydenfeldt
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 35
Bachelor'sCalifornia State Polytechnic University
ProfessionOwner, California Karate Dojo
(dead link) Campaign website
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Scott Heydenfeldt was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 35th Congressional District of California.[1]


Heydenfeldt founded California Karate Dojo in 2005 and has operated it since. Prior to that, he worked in banking and securities brokerage. Heydenfeldt also works as a teacher and coach for a local summer school program. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from California State Polytechnic University.[2]


Campaign themes


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

  • Jobs & The Economy: "There is a general feeling around town and across America that our paychecks are not going as far for us as they once did. Rent/housing, education, gas, groceries, energy, and other retail items seem to be more expensive than ever before. Many Americans are experiencing very high costs of living across the US."
  • Trade Deficit: "Unfortunately, we consume more than we produce in the US. America imports more products than we export. It should be the other way around. This is a serious problem and it wasn’t always this way. America used to be the global leader in manufacturing and was a net exporter of goods."
  • Bailouts: "During the economic crisis of 2007-2008, some financial institutions failed while the government bailed out select others. We were told that our banking system and monetary system was ‘too big to fail’ and thus, needed to be bailed out by the American taxpayer. Regardless, of whether the bailouts have been repaid or not, private corporations should not be allowed to receive public bailouts."
  • Federal Reserve: "The $65-$85 billion dollar per month quantitative easing (QE) bond buying program, zero interest rate policy, and lack of transparency from the privately-owned US central bank is at the very least concerning and at most alarming."
  • War & Foreign Entanglements: "The US has the strongest military on the globe, however we also need to stay out of foreign conflicts and not intervene. Although the US is the world’s superpower, we must not involve ourselves in foreign entanglements, as we have challenging issues to address here at home."


—Scott Heydenfeldt's campaign website, (dead link)issues/



See also: California's 35th Congressional District elections, 2014

Heydenfeldt ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 35th District. Heydenfeldt was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 35 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNorma Torres 67.1% 17,996
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristina Gagnier 15.2% 4,081
     Democratic Scott Heydenfeldt 9.6% 2,574
     Democratic Anthony Vieyra 8.1% 2,183
Total Votes 26,834
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 Heydenfeldt's reports.

**As of the 2014 Pre-Primary Report, Heydenfeldt's committee owed $9,135 in outstanding loans to Scott Heydenfeldt.

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  1. California Secretary of State, "Official candidate list," accessed March 28, 2014
  2. (dead link)about-scott/ Campaign website, "About Scott," accessed April 24, 2014
  3. (dead link)issues/ Campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 24, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. The New York Times, "California Primary Results," June 3, 2014
  6. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Heydenfeldt April Quarterly," accessed May 6, 2014
  7. Federal Election Commission, "Scott Heydenfeldt Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014