|U.S. House, Washington, District 7|
|High school||Long Beach Polytechnic High School|
|J.D.||Hastings College of Law, University of California|
Bemis is a lawyer. He earned his Bachelor's in Political Science from Willamette University and his law degree from Hastings College of Law at the University of California. While at Willamette, he interned for Oregon House Majority Leader, Les AuCoin.
Bemis listed some main concerns on his website:
- "We need policies that spur growth and investment and reform our complex, inequitable tax code. While programs such as unemployment assistance and food stamps may assist in the short term, in the long run the best social program is having a job, and there are too few. Most Americans want to be both self-reliant and caring, and they don’t aspire to dependency and continuing downward or sideways as has happened on the incumbent’s long watch."
- "Demand Accountability and Cost-Benefits Testing for Legislation
- Rollback Crushing Federal Debt
- Reform Federal Taxes
- More affordable, accessible, patient-chosen Healthcare"
Bemis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Washington's 7th District. He and Jim McDermott (D) advanced past the August 7, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Don Rivers (D), Andrew Hughes (D), Charles Allen (D), Scott Sutherland (R), and Goodspaceguy (Employmentwealth Party). They faced off again in the general election on November 6, 2012. McDermott won.
|U.S. House, Washington, District 7 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim McDermott Incumbent||79.7%||298,368|
|Source: Washington Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Washington District 7, 2012 - Ron Bemis Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$611,670|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$601,202|
|Top contributors to Ron Bemis's campaign committee|
|Windermere Real Estate||$2,020|
|Crowell & Moring||$1,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN "Washington Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ Campaign Website
- ↑ Campaign website
- ↑ Campaign website
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State "Candidate Filings," Accessed May 18, 2012
- ↑ Washington Secretary of State "Top 2 Primary: FAQ," Accessed May 17, 2012
- ↑ AP Primary Results
- ↑ Open Secrets "Ron Bemis 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed April 10, 2013