|U.S. House, California, District 53|
|Bachelor's||San Diego State University, 2011|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1985-1991, 1995-2004|
|Birthday||July 2, 1967|
|Place of birth||East Chicago, IN|
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Nick Popaditch was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 53rd Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.
Popaditch's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: " Taxation is necessary, but is not an endless source of funding for pet projects. Your income belongs to you, not the federal government. Every dollar taxed is one less dollar in the private sector where it can grow the economy and jobs. Finally, the use of taxation for class warfare is morally wrong."
- Excerpt: "Congress is now on its 4th consecutive year of spending the American taxpayers’ money without a budget. Spending must be cut and tax revenue must be raised to fix the damage that has already been done."
- Excerpt: "Our founding documents guarantee all Americans equal protection under the law. Legislation that favors one group of Americans over another for arbitrary reasons is institutional discrimination. This is not only a brazen contradiction of The Bill of Rights, but also unethical and immoral. We, the people deserve better."
- Excerpt: "Congress can do three things immediately to grow the economy. Lower taxation will lead to more private sector growth. Remove obstructions to domestic energy to lower production costs. Remove regulations that create non-competitive monopolies. None of these require taxpayer funding. All will result in economic growth and jobs."
- Representation or Compromise
- Excerpt: "A Congressional Representative must represent all of the people in that Congressional District, not the ones he agrees with. That involves compromise here, in the 53rd district. When your Congressman goes to Washington and compromises with politicians who represent others, they are no longer representing you. That is unacceptable."
- See also: California's 53rd congressional district elections, 2012
Popaditch ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 53rd District. He and incumbent Susan Davis (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary. They faced off in the general election on November 6, 2012, and Davis won.
Breakdown of the source of Popaditch's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Popaditch did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Popaditch's campaign committee raised a total of $114,985 and spent $117,614.
|U.S. House, California District 53, 2012 - Nick Popaditch Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Nick Popaditch's campaign committee|
|Assn of American Physicians & Surgeons||$5,000
|Propulsion Controls Engineering||$4,900|
|Triwest Healthcare Alliance||$2,500|
|Weider Health & Fitness||$2,500|
|Iraq Veterans for Congress||$2,000
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Popaditch and his wife, April, have two children.
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