John Pinkerton

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John Pinkerton
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 8
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolPlatte Valley Academy
Bachelor'sSouthwestern Adventist College
Master'sCal State San Bernardino
Personal
Place of birthTempe, Arizona
ProfessionCounselor
Websites
Campaign website
John Pinkerton was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of California.[1] Pinkerton withdrew from the race prior to the filing deadline.[2]

Pinkerton sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of California in 2012.

Biography

Pinkerton was born in Tempe, Arizona in 1957.[3]

Education:[3]

  • Platte Valley Academy
  • De Anza Community College
  • 1984: Southwestern Adventist College
  • Cal State San Bernardino, Master’s degree

Career

  • 1999-2003: Substitute teacher, later hired full time as an In-School Suspension teacher at Silverado High School
  • 2003-Present: Counselor at Silverado High Schoool

Elections

2014

See also: California's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Pinkerton briefly ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 8th District. Pinkerton dropped out of the race before the filing deadline.[2]

2012

See also: California's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Pinkerton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 8th District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[4][5]

U.S. House, California District 8 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Imus (R) 15.6% 12,754
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Cook (R) 15.3% 12,517
Phil Liberatore (R) 15% 12,277
Jackie Conaway (D) 14.3% 11,674
Brad Mitzelfelt (R) 10.8% 8,801
John Pinkerton (D) 9.7% 7,941
Angela Valles (R) 6% 4,924
Ryan McEachron (R) 3.9% 3,181
Anthony Adams (NPP) 3.4% 2,750
Bill Jensen (R) 2.3% 1,850
George Craig (R) 1.7% 1,376
Joseph Napolitano (R) 1.3% 1,050
Dennis Albertsen (R) 0.9% 761
Total Votes 81,856

Personal

Pinkerton and his wife, Sharon Priest, have three children: Angie, Jackie, and John, and seven grandchildren.[3]

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