Tony Amador

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Tony Amador
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 9
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPoint Loma High School
Personal
ProfessionRetired
Websites
Campaign website
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Tony Amador was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 9th Congressional District of California.[1] Rep. Jerry McNerney (D) defeated Amador in a race that took almost four days to officially call in the general election.[2]

Biography

Amador served nearly 13 years with the Los Angeles Police Department. He continued his law enforcement career in a number of administrative positions before being appointed United States Marshall for the Eastern District of California. In 2009, Amador retired as a U.S. Marshall.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Amador's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Create Jobs: "Unemployment remains high and discouraged people have dropped out of the job market. We need EFFECTIVE leadership to stop the downward slide. Empty promises and high taxes do not create jobs."
  • Improve Education: "It is a fact that a high school graduate earns $10,000.00 more than a drop-out. Teachers should teach, unions should bargain for wages and working conditions, not class size and the color of the school."
  • Obamacare: "Three lies: you can keep your doctor, you can keep your insurance, and you will save $2,500 per family. Health care is the law, but it is broken. Tony will work to fix it."
  • A Voice For Veterans: "The broken promise of siting a veterans hospital requires a representative that is effective. Tony will follow-thru. This is not a partisan issue, it is a debt we owe to our ‘Vets’. Build it A.S.A.P."

[5]

—Tony Amador's campaign website, https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.amadorforcongress.com/

Elections

2014

See also: California's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Amador ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 9th District. Amador and incumbent Jerry McNerney (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Steve Colangelo (R) and Karen Mathews Davis (R). McNerney defeated Amador in a race that took almost four days to officially call in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, California District 9 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry McNerney Incumbent 52.4% 63,475
     Republican Tony Amador 47.6% 57,729
Total Votes 121,204
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 9 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry McNerney Incumbent 49.4% 38,295
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Amador 26.3% 20,424
     Republican Steve Colangelo 18.3% 14,195
     Republican Karen Mathews Davis 6% 4,637
Total Votes 77,551
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2014

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

Tony Amador (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[7]January 31, 2014$0$5,200$(1,200)$4,000
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2014$4,000$6,829$(5,747)$5,081
Pre-Primary[9]May 22, 2014$5,081$15,320$(10,168)$10,233
July Quarterly[10]July 14, 2014$10,233$10,530$(7,507)$13,256
October Quarterly[11]October 15, 2014$13,256$17,585$(18,480)$12,361
Running totals
$55,464$(43,102)

Personal

Amador is married and has 4 daughters and 15 grandchildren.[3]

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