William Leader

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William Leader
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 29
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity College of Dublin
J.D.University of West Los Angeles
Personal
Place of birthBoherbue, Ireland
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Campaign website
William Leader was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 29th Congressional District of California.[1] William Leader lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Leader immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1982. He graduated from the University College of Dublin and earned his J.D. from the University of West Los Angeles. Leaders is currently a small business owner.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

  • Education: "Good schools, good teachers and programs which prepare students of all ages are good investments. From those beginning the educational process to those learning new skills, education is a vital component to a thriving and successful society."
  • Health Care: "Health Care In the words of a Congresswoman from California, “We have to pass the Bill in order to find out what is in it.” As those already in elected office square off in their attempts to defend or defeat the Affordable Care Act, thousands of individuals are suffering the unintended consequences of the Bill and its implementation. As the Congressman for the 29th District it will be my job to establish a way for those in my district to resolve and correct the burdens caused by the Affordable Care Act."
  • Immigration Reform: "As an immigrant from Ireland, and as my wife is an immigrant from China, who both have families still living in both countries, Immigration Reform is not only vital, it is personal to us. We have experienced firsthand the challenges and obstacles facing those who immigrate to the United States. Reform must include the streamlining and localizing of the process."

[4]

—William Leader's campaign website, http://www.leaderforcongress.com/issues.html

Elections

2014

See also: California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2014

Leader ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 29th District. Leader and incumbent Tony Cardenas (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Venice Gamble (D). Leader was then defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5][6]

U.S. House, California District 29 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas Incumbent 74.6% 50,096
     Republican William O'Callaghan Leader 25.4% 17,045
Total Votes 67,141
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 29 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Cardenas Incumbent 62.8% 19,566
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Leader 25.8% 8,025
     Democratic Venice Gamble 11.4% 3,542
Total Votes 31,133
Source: California Secretary of State

Personal

Leader and his wife, Chun Yan Zhu, have one daughter. Leader also has a son.[2]

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