Samuel Aanestad

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Samuel Aanestad
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 1
Prior offices
California State Senate
Campaign website
Samuel Aanestad was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of California. He previously served in the California State Senate, representing District 4 from 2002 to 2010.

Aanestad was a candidate for the Lieutenant Governor of California seat in the 2010 elections.

Committee assignments

Senator Aanestad interviews with college paper

Aanestad served on these legislative committees:


Aanestad was a member of the following committees:

Map of Senate District 4


  • Boards, Commissions and Consumer Protection



See also: California's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Aanestad ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 1st District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[1]


See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Aanestad was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of California's term limits.


In 2006, Aanestad was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 4. He finished with 182,494 votes and was followed by Paul Singh with 99,293, Tony Munroe with 9,300, and Robert Vizzard 8,520.[2] Aanestad raised $372,860 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Samuel Aanestad (R) 182,494
Paul Singh (D) 99,293
Tony Munroe (L) 9,300
Robert Vizzard (G) 8,520

Campaign donors


In 2006, Aanestad raised $372,860 in campaign donations. His top three contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
California Association of Realtors $10,900
California Medical Association $6,700
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians $6,600

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[4][5]

On the 2009 legislative scorecard, Aanestad ranked as a 3.[6]


Fined over gift disclosure

In February 2010 Aanestad agreed to pay a fine of $200 for failing to disclose gifts from interest groups. Thirty other California lawmakers agreed to pay fines as well.

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Preceded by
California State Senate District 4
Succeeded by
Doug La Malfa