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|U.S. House, Florida, District 19|
|Birthday||January 21, 1952|
|Place of birth||Flushing, MI|
|Profession||Owner, Technology Consulting Company|
Jim Roach was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 19th Congressional District of Florida. Roach ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012.
Roach's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I will work to build a consortium with other Florida Representatives, local government, business and educational leaders to attract businesses here.This would allow SW Florida to grow and diversify economically and relieve our dependence on the tourism and housing industries."
- Excerpt: "The root cause of undocumented workers is that American businesses PAY them to come here. We must enforce the border, pay living wages to farm and meat processing workers and fix the guest worker program so workers can move farm to farm.We should adjust tariffs and trade agreements on imported foods so that US. farms can compete with foreign imports."
- The Deficit
- Excerpt: "The Affordable Care Act will reduce the rate of health care growth but fundamental changes of our health delivery system must be implemented to reduce cost and improve quality."
- Excerpt: "I will fight against privatizing Medicare and cutting benefits. Medicare has a substantially lower administrative overhead than private insurance companies. New fraud reduction initiatives are working and will further bring Medicare costs under control. "
- Social Security
- Excerpt: "To extend the solvency well into the future, we simply need to raise the income cap on payroll tax. The income cap on social security payroll tax is currently $106,800.00. The top 3% are paying a much smaller percentage of their income compared to the middle class."
Roach was defeated by Republican Trey Radel. Roach ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 19th District. Roach sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012. Roach ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14, 2012. He was defeated by Republican Trey Radel in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Florida District 19 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Florida District 19, 2012 - Jim Roach Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,068,123|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$946,371|
|Top contributors to Jim Roach's campaign committee|
|Painters & Allied Trades Union||$5,000|
|United Auto Workers||$2,500|
|Ht Capital Advisors||$1,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$6,000|
|Building Trade Unions||$5,500|
Roach and his wife, Theresa, have one child.
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