Tom Campbell (California politician)

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Tom Campbell
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Governor of California
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives- California 15th District
1995-2001
U.S. House of Representatives- California 12th District
1989-1992
Education
J.D.Harvard Law School
Ph.D.University of Chicago
Personal
BirthdayAugust 14, 1952
ProfessionLaw professor, Business school dean
Thomas J. "Tom" Campbell (born August 14, 1952) is a Republican politician and professor from the state of California. Campbell is a former member of the California State Senate, a former United States Congressman from California, a former California State Finance Director. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, where his faculty advisor was Milton Friedman. Campell was an announced candidate for Governor of California in 2010, but withdrew and entered the Senate race instead. He ran in the Republican primary against State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore and former CEO of HP Carly Fiorina, but lost.[1]

Education

  • University of Chicago, Economics
  • Harvard Law School

Positions on issues

Campbell supported the California Top Two Primary (2010) ballot measure.[2]

Elections

2010

Campbell ran in the Republican primary against State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore and former CEO of HP Carly Fiorina, but lost.[1][3]

Republican Primary

U.S. Senate-California Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCarly Fiorina 56.4% 1,315,429
Chuck DeVore 19.4% 452,577
Tom Campbell 21.6% 504,289
Al Ramirez 1.8% 42,149
Tim Kalemkarian 0.8% 19,598
Total Votes 2,334,042

2010

See also: California gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Campell was an announced candidate for Governor of California in 2010, but withdrew and entered the Senate race instead.[1]

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[4]
Candidates Percentage
Bill Chambers (R) 1.4%
Douglas R. Hughes (R) 1.0%
Ken Miller (R) 1.5%
Lawrence 'Larry' Natarelli (R) 2.3%
Robert C. Newman, II (R) 1.7%
Steve Poizner (R) 26.7%
David Tully-Smith (R) 1.0%
Green check mark.jpg Meg Whitman (R) 64.4%
Total votes 2,316,071

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