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Steve Stokes
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 28
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionReal estate broker
Campaign website
Steve Stokes is a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 28th Congressional District of California.[1]


Campaign themes


Stokes' campaign website lists the following issues:[2]

  • NSA Surveillance: "Most people have very little that needs to be hidden. This does not suggest that they don't deserve absolute privacy in their personal communications and papers. The few people who are doing good works that don’t coincide with the current government agenda are the individuals who need privacy and protection."
  • Term Limits: "A representative who spends over 10 years in public office without returning to life as a private citizen cannot help but lose touch with the concerns of private citizens. After a decade in office one becomes part of the power elite which only seeks to consolidate power. This is destructive of democracy."
  • Dodd Frank Act: "When the Dodd-Frank Act was passed to regulate the financial industry it did so by placing crippling and unnecessary restrictions on independent financial professionals to the benefit of the large banks. Congress was able to say “look we reformed the financial system” but all they did was make it even easier for big corporations to dominate the market and more expensive for the American consumer."
  • Patriot Act: "I am concerned that in America we are losing our moral compass. The Patriot Act authorizes torture and can be used to suspend habeas corpus. This creates an America I do not recognize. The incumbent voted to make the Patriot Act permanent and repealing this atrocious legislation would be a priority. We must be able to keep our country secure without violating the Constitution."


—Steve Stokes' campaign website,



See also: California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2014

Stokes is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 28th District. Stokes and incumbent Adam Schiff (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Sal Genovese (D). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, California District 28 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff Incumbent 74.5% 46,004
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stokes 17.9% 11,078
     Democratic Sal Genovese 7.5% 4,643
Total Votes 61,725
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stokes' reports.

Steve Stokes (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 14, 2014$0$2,047$(1,821)$225
Pre-Primary[6]May 22, 2014$225$2,228$(715)$1,738
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2014$1,738$1,287$(1,682)$1,342
Running totals

**As of the 2014 July Quarterly Report, Stokes' committee owed $4,047 in outstanding loans to Steve Stokes.

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