Eugene Ray

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Eugene Ray
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 3
High schoolVacaville High School (1970)
Date of birth1952
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
Campaign website
Eugene Ray was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of California.


Ray was born in Los Angeles, California in 1952.[1]


  • 1970: Vacaville High School
  • Chico State University


Ray became a realtor in 1976 with the Northern Solano Board of Realtors.[1] He is also a martial arts instructor. Ray earned his Black Belt in 1973 and has gone on to win State, Regional and World Titles.[1] He is currently an 8th degree Black Belt teaching karate classes and the stand-up portion of the MMA.[1]



See also: California's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Ray ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 3rd District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[2][3]

Effect of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

According to the Washington Post, redistricting transformed the 3rd District from a safe seat into a swing district. With 10th District incumbent John Garamendi (D) displaced into the 3rd, the newly drawn district became a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.[4]

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Ray has three children.[1]

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