Ro Khanna

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Ro Khanna
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 17
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
J.D.Yale University
Websites
Campaign website
Ro Khanna campaign logo
Ro Khanna is a former U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary and 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 17th Congressional District of California.[1]

Biography

Khanna currently works for the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He is also a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara Law School. In 2009, Khanna was appointed to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce by President Obama. He served two years in the position. Khanna holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and a law degree from Yale University.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Khanna's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • The Economy: "Promoting economic competitiveness and opportunity in the 21st century must be America’s top priority. A strong economy produces good paying jobs, grows the middle class, and allows people who worked hard their entire lives to retire with dignity."
  • Education: "I owe my success today to the fact that I was able to attend fantastic schools – both public and private. But I’m still paying off my student debt, and I know firsthand that affordable higher education is essential to giving hardworking students the opportunity at a fulfilling career with economic security."
  • The Environment: "The South Bay is one of the most beautiful regions of the country, with incredible forests, hiking trails, and parks. These natural attributes attract people to live and work in Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, preserving the environment is no longer an abstract debate. The science is indisputable – climate change is happening at an alarming rate, threatening crops and coastlines and causing severe weather patterns that could fundamentally alter our way of life."
  • Women in the Workplace: "I am committed to ensuring that women are treated fairly and have an equal opportunity to build a strong economic future for themselves and their families. Having successful women in every sector of the economy moves America forward – bolstering our position as a social and economic leader in the 21st century."
  • Working Families: "A strong middle class has always been the cornerstone of our nation’s success. Unfortunately, middle class families are struggling today due to stagnating or decreasing incomes coupled with growing costs of housing, education, and health care – problems exacerbated by misguided government policies."

[4]

—Ro Khanna's campaign website, http://www.rokhanna.com/issues

Elections

2014

See also: California's 17th Congressional District elections, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014

Khanna is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 17th District. Khanna and incumbent Mike Honda (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Vanila Singh (R) and Joel Vanlandingham (R). They will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 17 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Honda Incumbent 48.2% 43,607
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRo Khanna 28% 25,384
     Republican Vanila Singh 17% 15,359
     Republican Joel Vanlandingham 6.8% 6,154
Total Votes 90,504
Source: California Secretary of State

Campaign donors

2014

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

Ro Khanna (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2013$1,016,202$18,403$(28,650)$1,005,954
July Quarterly[7]July 10, 2013$1,005,954$1,047,741$(308,935)$1,744,760
October Quarterly[8]October 8, 2013$1,744,760$509,742$(349,724)$1,904,779
Year-End[9]January 31, 2014$1,904,779$424,824$(355,101)$1,974,501
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2014$1,974,501$467,252$(494,883)$1,946,871
Pre-Primary[11]May 22, 2014$1,946,871$141,025$(1,078,223)$1,009,672
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2014$1,009,672$199,235$(341,485)$867,422
Running totals
$2,808,222$(2,957,001)

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