|U.S. House, California, District 30|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||El Camino Real High School, 1975|
|Birthday||August 11, 1957|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles, CA|
Reed studied Architectural Drafting at Pierce Jr. College from 1976 to 1978. He has worked as an actor, small businessman, rancher and an advocate for constitutional government.
Reed's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I’m a free enterprise advocate. I will push for legislation that will lower taxes and stimulate and encourage economic growth. I firmly believe that raising taxes stifles growth, weakens the economy, and will put more people out of work."
- Excerpt: "I believe we urgently need health care reform and everyone should have access to quality healthcare. However, I’m opposed to the recent health care bill that was recently signed into law. I agree with many of the anticipated results of the legislation. But can we afford them as currently written?"
- Second Amendment and Gun Ownership
- Excerpt: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. What could be clearer? The 2nd Amendment needs to be fully restored to reflect the original intent of our Founding Fathers. It is the individual right to bear arms."
- Excerpt: "Our strength as a nation has been built on the immigrant experience in America. I welcome legal immigration to this country. However, we are a nation of laws. As such, government should not adopt policies that encourage illegal immigration, a violation of our laws. "
- Energy and Environment
- Excerpt: "I support common-sense environment policy that will help reduce pollution and preserve our precious open spaces. If we do not act now, future generations will have to clean up the mess we are creating. In order to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we need to abolish the Department of Energy, and drill in this country where we can."
Reed is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 30th District. Reed and incumbent Brad Sherman (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Marc Litchman (D), Pablo Kleinman (R) and Mike Powelson (G). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, California District 30 Primary, 2014|
|Democratic||Brad Sherman Incumbent||58%||40,787|
|Source: California Secretary of State|
|Mark Reed (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 27, 2014||$0||$421||$(1,689)||$-1,267|
|Pre-Primary||May 23, 2014||$-1,267||$2,837||$(1,600)||$1,237|
|July Quarterly||July 17, 2014||$1,237||$3,241||$(552)||$3,927|
Reed and his wife, Nina, have three adult children.
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- United States House of Representatives
- California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2014
- California's 30th Congressional District
- Campaign website, accessed March 10, 2014
- Campaign website, "About," accessed April 22, 2014
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 22, 2014
- The New York Times, "California Primary Results," May 3, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Reed April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Reed Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "Mark Reed July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014