|U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5|
|Bachelor's||University of Massachusetts-Amherst|
was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 5th Congressional District
Jeff Semon for Congress campaign logo.
Semon graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
- See also: Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District elections, 2012
Semon ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Massachusetts' 5th District. He lost to Tom Tierney in the September 6, 2012, Republican primary.
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Semon's reports.
|Jeff Semon (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$597.96||$5,134.00||$(2,932.50)||$2,799.46|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$2,799.46||$5,470.00||$(4,956.41)||$3,313.05|
On his campaign website, Semon listed seven issues. They were:
- On his website, Semon says, "American businesses don’t need help from government to grow. They need government to get out of the way! Business owners use profits to open new factories, stores and offices, to develop new technologies, and to create new products. Simply put, they use profits to create jobs!"
- On his website, Semon says, "Over the past few years Congress has gotten into the bad habit of implementing temporary tax rates and tax holidays. These gimmicks are a result of failed leadership. They only serve to destabilize our economy and inhibit the private sector’s ability to invest in jobs and our economy by creating additional uncertainty."
- On his website, Semon says, "Our debt is crippling us and there is no reasonable solution other than cutting spending. We do not face easy decisions, but we can either face our problems on our terms now, or on someone elses down the road. I have faith in the American people. We have weathered harsher storms than this and come out stronger as a nation. This time will be no different, but we need to address our problems boldly and directly."
- On his website, Semon says, "Obamacare does nothing to address the underlying causes of why our healthcare system is broken. It simply taxes those who can least afford it, while ignoring the factors that adversely affect it. Practical, common senses policies mentioned above will provide real solutions, increased patient choice and higher quality to the entire healthcare infrastructure."
- On his website, Semon says, "In order to ensure that Social Security is there for those who truly need it, we must simply allow people to keep all of their retirement savings if they choose not to receive Social Security benefits. By doing this, we enable retirees who may not need Social Security to help seniors who do."
- On his website, Semon says, "The clearest path to economic growth, job creation and independence from foreign nations is through the energy sector."
- On his website, Semon says, "I will not consider immigration reform at any level prior to the establishment of a secure border and a comprehensive overhaul of our benefits system that ensures no illegal alien receives benefits courtesy of the tax payer."
- ↑ Jeff in 2012 "About Jeffin2012" June 26, 2012
- ↑ Associated Press, "Massachusetts Primary Results," accessed September 6, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Jeff Semon's Summary Report," accessed July 2, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Glenn Anderson April Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Glenn Anderson July Quarterly," accessed July 2, 2012
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Jeff Semon for Congress, "Issues" August 13, 2012