Michael Eggman

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Michael Eggman
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 10
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolTurlock High School
Bachelor'sFresno State
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Campaign website
Michael Eggman campaign logo
Michael Eggman was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of California.[1] Michael Eggman lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

Biography

Eggman grew up in Turlock, California. He lived in Washington, DC, for a while during and then after college. He worked at a bank and health insurance company before moving back home. He now manages his family's almond farm and apiary.[2] He is a graduate of Turlock High School and attended Fresno State.[3]

Issues

Eggman's website was noted for having no information about views on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, despite having a section on health care issues.[4]

Campaign themes

2014

Eggman's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • The Central Valley: "I grew up here. I went to Turlock High School, played football on Friday nights and worked on the family farm. And when I attended Fresno State, I came home on the weekends to help my parents work the farm. Today I am running the family farm. No one needs to tell me or other farmers in the Valley that times are hard."
  • Energy & the Environment: "We need to break the Washington mindset that tells us we need to choose between protecting our natural resources and growing our economy. Here in the Valley, we know that renewable energy and common sense laws to protect our air and water are critical to creating jobs and increasing prosperity. We have the resources we need to power our economy here at home."
  • Medicare & Social Security: "I will fight for greater fiscal responsibility and work across party lines towards a balanced budget. But I will never vote to balance our budget on the backs of our seniors. Our seniors have worked hard for decades, building the country we enjoy today and paying into Medicare and Social Security so that they could retire with dignity and security."
  • Education: "I am a proud product of local public schools where I attended Turlock High School and went onto Fresno State. But now it’s time for our schools to move into the 21st century. Our schools need the necessary resources to attract quality teachers, reduce class sizes and modernize our classrooms."
  • Immigration: "I support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for otherwise law-abiding residents, ensures that farmers and agri-business have the access to labor they need, increases Visas for highly-skilled workers to give American business access to skilled labor here at home, penalizes businesses and contractors that knowingly hire undocumented workers and better secures our border to eliminate illegal trafficking and keep dangerous criminals out of our country."

[6]

—Michael Eggman's campaign website, http://www.eggmanforcongress.com/issues

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Eggman ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 10th District. He and incumbent Jeff Denham (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Mike Barkley (D). Eggman was then defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.[7][8]

Eggman was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which was designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.[1]

In April 2014, it was reported that Eggman wasn't registered to vote in the district in which he was running.[9] As of August 2014, the Rothenberg Political Report considered this race to be Republican favored.[10]

U.S. House, California District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Denham Incumbent 56.4% 47,315
     Democratic Michael Eggman 43.6% 36,609
Total Votes 83,924
Source: California Secretary of State (100% reporting) Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
U.S. House, California District 10 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Denham Incumbent 58.9% 44,237
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Eggman 26.4% 19,804
     Democratic Mike Barkley 14.7% 11,005
Total Votes 75,046
Source: California Secretary of State

Endorsements

Eggman was endorsed by Representative Jerry McNerney.[11] He also received the endorsement of Planned Parenthood.[12] The League of Conservation Voters endorsed him for his views on climate change.[13]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Eggman's reports.

Michael Eggman (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$0.00$117,947.45$(7,877.50)$110,069.95
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$110,069.95$79,818.27$(42,742.26)$147,145.96
Year-End[16]January 31, 2014$147,145$188,093$(48,195)$287,043
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$287,043$215,379$(75,757)$426,665
Pre-Primary[18]May 22, 2014$426,665$77,843$(52,055)$452,453
July Quarterly[19]July 15, 2014$452,453$174,115$(109,701)$516,867
October Quarterly[20]October 15, 2014$516,867$297,055$(416,869)$397,053
Running totals
$1,150,250.72$(753,196.76)

Personal

Eggman and his wife, Stacey, have two daughters.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roll Call, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 9, 2013
  2. "National Journal","Democrats Land Buzzy Recruit in Another Obama-GOP House District", April 26, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Campaign website, "About," accessed April 15, 2014
  4. National Review, "Democratic House Challengers, Suddenly Silent on Health Care," December 4, 2013
  5. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 15, 2014
  6. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  7. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014
  8. The New York Times, "California Primary Results," May 3, 2014
  9. Turlock City News, "Eggman Registered to Vote in Fresno," April 29, 2014
  10. Rothenberg Political Report, "House Ratings," August 15, 2014
  11. Facebook, "Michael Eggman," May 28, 2013
  12. Recordnet, "Michael Eggman endorsed by Planned Parenthood," July 29, 2014
  13. National Journal, "LCV Action Fund Endorses Michael Eggman for Congress," April 23, 2014
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman Pre-Primary," accessed June 2, 2014
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Eggman October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014