Andy Schmookler

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Andy Schmookler
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 6
Bachelor'sHarvard University
Ph.D.University of California/Graduate Theological Union
Campaign website
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Andy Schmookler was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 6th Congressional District of Virginia. Schmookler ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012. He was defeated by Bob Goodlatte on November 6, 2012.[1]


Schmookler is the author of books on society and how it developed. Schmookler and his wife, April, have three children.[2]


Campaign themes

According to Schmookler's website, some of his campaign themes included:

  • Jobs: "America needs Democrats in Congress who will fight harder so that all Americans have the opportunity to fulfill their God-given potential and contribute their best to a prosperous American community."
  • Economy: "But simply living beyond one’s means is irresponsible, and I oppose it as a practice for individuals and for our country."
  • Taxes: "Revenue will increase as employed people and prosperous businesses pay taxes. Expenditures will be reduced because employed people do not need unemployment compensation, and there is less need for food stamps."[3]



See also: Virginia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schmookler ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 6th District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.[4] He was defeated by Bob Goodlatte on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Andy Schmookler 34.6% 111,949
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Goodlatte Incumbent 65.2% 211,278
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 666
Total Votes 323,893
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Schmookler's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Schmookler lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schmookler's campaign committee raised a total of $164,554 and spent $166,536.[6]

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