Samuel Aanestad

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Samuel Aanestad
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 1
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
California State Senate
2002-2010
Websites
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 was a Republican member of the California State Senate, a position to which he was first elected in 2002. He represented California's 4th Senate District. His last four-year term ended in 2010 and he was not able to run again for the California Senate because of the state's term limits.

Aanestad was a candidate for the Lieutenant Governor of California seat in the 2010 elections.[1]

Elections

2012

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.[2][3]

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

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

2006

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.[4] 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

2006

In 2006 Aanestad raised $372,860 in campaign donations. His top three contributors are listed below.[5]

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

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.[6]

Legislative scorecards

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.[7][8]

On the 2009 legislative scorecard, Aanestad ranked as a 3.[9]

Committee assignments


Senator Aanestad interviews with college paper

Aanestad served on these legislative committees:[10]

Standing

Aanestad was a member of the following committees:

Map of Senate District 4

Joint

  • Boards, Commissions and Consumer Protection

District profile

The 4th state senate district is predominantly rural region that includes all or part of 12 counties: Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Nevada (part), Placer (part), Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehema, Trinity and Yuba counties.

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Preceded by
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California State Senate District 4
2002-2010
Succeeded by
Doug La Malfa