LeAnne Kolb

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LeAnne Kolb
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 5
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolWinter Park High School
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Campaign website
LeAnne Kolb campaign logo
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LeAnne Kolb was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Florida. Kolb ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was defeated by Corrine Brown on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Kolb and her husband started a Christian Karate School 10 years ago.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Kolb's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • National Debt
Excerpt: "When it comes to spending, our current elected officials have lost touch with both reality and the wishes of the public. Leanne's stance on spending is that we should not spend money that we do not have. If the average American can balance their checkbooks there is no reason that the government can't."
  • Cutting Taxes
Excerpt: "LeAnne supports the Fair Tax. She believes that it is your money, you earned it, you should get to keep it. This would also eliminate the need for the Internal Revenue Service."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "No issue is more universally important to people than health care. Everyone desires the best care possible if and when they need it, and they want it to be affordable. Corrine Brown would tell you that government run health care is the solution, but let us stop and analyze the problem first."
  • National Defense
Excerpt: "The most basic function of government is to protect its citizens. In almost every other area, government involvement should be minimal if existent at all. A strong military, capable of defeating those who would try to do us harm is not an option but a necessity. September 11th made it painstakingly clear that there are those out there who want nothing more than bring down our democracy and end the lives of our citizens."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Above anything the education of our children should be one of our biggest priorities as a nation, they are the future of this country, but our education system is abysmal. While well intended, the No Child Left Behind program had some unintended consequences, teachers were teaching towards a test and stopped instilling the love of learning in our children."

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 5th Congressional District elections, 2012

Kolb ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 5th District. Kolb sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[5] The signature filing deadline was June 8, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012. Incumbent Corrine Brown was seeking re-election on the Democratic ticket. Kolb ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[1] She was defeated by Corrine Brown on November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Florida District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCorrine Brown Incumbent 70.8% 190,472
     Republican LeAnne Kolb 26.3% 70,700
     Independent Eileen Fleming 3% 7,978
     Independent Bruce Ray Riggs 0% 3
Total Votes 269,153
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Kolb's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Kolb lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Kolb's campaign committee raised a total of $19,941 and spent $19,941.[7]

Personal

Kolb and her husband, Cris, have 6 children.[3]

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