Tom Weaver

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Tom Weaver
Tom Weaver.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 3
PartyRepublican
Websites
Campaign website
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Tom Weaver was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Biography

Weaver was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the US Naval Academy in 1974, and then went on to earn his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1982. He served in the Navy as an Electrical Officer and as a Navigator. He is a small business owner who specializes in cleaning water. His company, DTW Systems, has been in operation for over 14 years. In the past, he has worked for General Electric, Automatix, and MEMTEK.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Massachusetts' 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Weaver ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Massachusetts' 3rd District. He lost to Jon Golnik in the September 6, 2012 Republican primary.[2]

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Weaver's reports.[3]

Tom Weaver (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[4]March 31, 2012$4,056.53$22,364.00$(9,506.00)$16,914.53
Running totals
$22,364$(9,506)

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On his campaign website, Weaver lists six issues. They are:[5]

  • Private Job Creation
  • "Additional revenue is required to meet spending demands and pay down the debt. We can either take it from the rich or we can create a pro-business atmosphere that creates jobs; jobs that produce taxes. I have created jobs. Government spending, government taxes and government bureaucracy do not create jobs in the private sector -- they KILL jobs. The private sector needs to be left alone."
  • Government Reduction
  • "The overall size of the un-elected bureaucracies must be reduced – with a 20% across the board cut. Some agencies must be closed, with the power returned to the States. The Department of Education and much of the EPA falls into this category. And government pensions must be changed to contributory, not guaranteed. Serving the people is a privilege."
  • Entitlements
  • "The third rail of politics. If someone does not step on the rail, we will lose this Nation. First, no benefits should be paid to those that have not contributed. Second, the programs need to revert to the original intent. As an example, social security was for the elderly, not the disabled. If we need a program to help the disabled achieve economic independence, then we need to create that program."
  • Our children's future
  • "We know that the youth of this country will NEVER receive any of the Entitlements – then we need to change that, while protecting those that have no option. Congress must retake the power that it has given the un-elected bureaucracies and stop this explosion of spending. How many of us take out credit cards, run the charges to the maximum – and then bequest that debt to our children?"
  • Protecting the environment while producing more energy
  • "In order to achieve economic expansion, the nation needs more reliable energy; it is the lifeblood of the economy. We need an all-of-the-above attitude, without subsidies to large corporations. We must become energy independent. Since the Department of Energy has failed in its mandate, it needs to be abolished, allowing the private sector to achieve independence. Let’s not forget the environment."
  • National Defense
  • "One of the major responsibilities of the federal government is the protection of our country. This applies to our interests, our oceans and our borders. I served as an Officer in the US Navy. I understand the commitment of our all-volunteer armed forces, and the need to support them. We need clear and concise rules of engagement that allow our troops to win when deployed in a conflict and return home. Our borders must be secured. I believes that immigration is a national treasure, offering citizenship in return for hard working and legal immigrants who wish to take an oath to defend and protect."[5]

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