|Former candidate for|
|U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Kenosha County Board of Supervisors|
|Other||Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, NY|
was a 2014 Democratic
candidate seeking election to the U.S. House
to represent the 1st Congressional District
Zerban defeated Amar Kaleka
in the Democratic
Rob Zerban lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin. He lost to incumbent Paul Ryan.
Zerban attended the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, New York. He started two small businesses, and he served two terms on the Kenosha County Board of Supervisors.
Zerban listed the following issues on his website:
- Term Limits- I support limiting members of the House of Representatives and Senate to twelve years in office. That means a maximum of six two-year terms in the House and two six-year terms in Senate.
- I will take a serious look at supporting any bipartisan term-limit proposal.
- Redistricting- I support independent redistricting committees to end corruption in the way districts are drawn up.
- I support any ban on lobbying by former Members of Congress
- I will oppose Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), and will promote Fair Trade that benefits the workers of all nations involved. FTAs do not work, they hurt American industry, and I will oppose the outsourcing of American jobs.
- I will support changes to our tax code to reward job creation in America, not outsourcing of jobs.
- I support rebuilding our infrastructure to increase economic activity and create construction jobs.
- I support education for workers including low or no-cost job retraining.
- I support Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and will fight to protect them. I support retirement security for all Americans.
- I support a Constitutional Amendment to undo the damaging decision of Citizens United and to end unlimited special interest money in our politics.
- I support any increased disclosure and transparency legislation, including McCain-Feingold, to shed light on campaign finances and political spending by individuals or groups.
- I will support any and all efforts to reform Congress, increase transparency, reinstitute strict ethical standards for public servants, and get money out of politics.
- See also: Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
Zerban ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. Zerban defeated Amar Kaleka in the Democratic primary. Rob Zerban lost the general election on November 4, 2014.
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 General Election, 2014
||Paul Ryan Incumbent
|| Rob Zerban
|| Keith Deschler - Write-in
|Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
| Amar Kaleka
|Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
- See also: Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
Zerban ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 1st District. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican incumbent Paul Ryan in the November general election.
While Ryan was selected by Mitt Romney on August 11th to be his running mate, Wisconsin law allowed Ryan to pursue his House re-election at the same time. If Ryan had been elected for both offices, the state would have held a special election to fill his U.S. House seat.
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Zerban's reports.
|Rob Zerban (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$0||$265,964||$(221,482)||$44,481|
|April Quarterly||April 1, 2014||$44,481.86||$124,185.37||$(92,363.92)||$76,303.31|
|July Quarterly||July 14, 2014||$76,303.31||$104,450.61||$(78,694.85)||$102,059.07|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2014||$107,901.45||$113,907.47||$(121,919.57)||$99,889.35|
Breakdown of the source of Zerban's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Zerban lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Zerban's campaign committee raised a total of $2,265,721 and spent $2,250,102.
|U.S. House, Wisconsin District 1, 2012 - Rob Zerban Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Rob Zerban's campaign committee|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000
|American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees||$10,000|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Beloit Daily News, "Zerban takes another run at Paul Ryan," accessed October 25, 2013
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Associated Press, "Wisconsin - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 12, 2014
- ↑ Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
- ↑ Campaign website "Bio"
- ↑ Campaign website, "Congress"
- ↑ Campaign website, "Jobs"
- ↑ Campaign website, "Politics"
- ↑ Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates registered by office," accessed June 10, 2012
- ↑ Huffington Post, "Paul Ryan House Race Can Proceed Despite VP Nomination," August 11, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Zerban 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 7, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 5, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 7, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2014
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 24, 2014
- ↑ Open Secrets, "Rob Zerban 2012 Election Cycle," accessed May 5, 2013