Tom Kovach (Delaware)

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Tom Kovach
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Delaware, At-large district
Prior offices
Delaware House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Delaware
J.D.Rutgers University School of Law
Date of birthMay 27, 1969
Place of birthWoodbury, NJ
Campaign website
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Tom Kovach was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the At-Large Congressional District of Delaware.


Campaign themes


Kovach's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Millions of Americans are out of work and looking for jobs. Businesses trying to grow face the barriers of skyrocketing employee benefit costs and unnecessary delays caused by the government. If a business can overcome these barriers they must then overcome the hurdles of cumbersome regulations and an overly complex tax code which causes way too much uncertainty for a business to start, expand, or create new jobs."
  • National Debt
Excerpt: "America’s debt isn’t just an economic problem, it’s a national security problem as well. We’re leaving future generations with trillions of dollars owed to foreign governments. We must rein in the federal government’s bad habits, cut wasteful spending, and institute meaningful reform to reduce our debt."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Expanding the role of the federal government in healthcare coverage is the wrong approach. Individuals need to have more choices when it comes to their healthcare coverage in order to lower costs. We must do more to incentivize providers to expand healthcare accessibility to those in need."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "As a member of Congress, I will refuse to compromise on our national security. There is no more vital a role of the federal government than keeping our citizens safe. We must make sure that our military commanders have the tools and funding they need to do their job and keep our soldiers the best-equipped fighting force in the world."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "In order to reach energy independence, we must encourage market-driven renewable energy and expand domestic production of traditional energy like coal, gas and oil. I do not support “cap and trade”-type programs that serve to drive up costs for small businesses and consumers with questionable environmental benefits."



See also: Delaware's At-Large Congressional District elections, 2012

Kovach ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Delaware's at-large district. Kovach sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2] He defeated Rose Izzo in the Republican primary.[3] Incumbent John Carney ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Scott Gesty ran as a Libertarian candidate in the general election. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was July 10, 2012. The primary elections were held on September 11, 2012. Kovach was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012 by John Carney.[4]

U.S. House, Delaware At-Large District General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn C. Carney, Jr. Incumbent 64.7% 238,081
     Republican Thomas Kovach 33.2% 122,062
     Green Bernard August 1.1% 4,085
     Libertarian Scott Gesty 1.1% 3,926
Total Votes 368,154
Source: Delaware Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Delaware At Large Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas H. Kovach 34.3% 7,413
Rose Izzo 65.7% 14,193
Total Votes 21,606

Campaign donors


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

Kovach lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kovach's campaign committee raised a total of $212,168 and spent $212,006.[5]


Kovach and his wife, Sandi, have three children.[6]

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