Dan Sebring

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Dan Sebring
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Wisconsin, District 4
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 12, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolNew Berlin West High School
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1957
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
ProfessionMechanic, small-business owner
Websites
Campaign website
Dan Sebring (b. June 27, 1957, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Wisconsin. He previously ran for the office in 2012 and 2010 but lost to incumbent Gwen Moore both times.[1]

Biography

At 18, Sebring joined the local fire department. He has also worked as an assembly line worker, school bus driver, carpenter, and auto mechanic, among other jobs, and served in the U.S. Navy. Sebring now owns and operates an auto repair shop.[2]

He is currently the 1st Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Milwaukee County’s Milwaukee–South Branch. He is also a member of the Republican Party of Wisconsin 4th District Executive Committee and he is part of the National Hispanic Republican Assembly.[3]

Issues

Sebring listed some of his campaign issues on his website: "Pass the three pending free trade agreements (FTAs). Implementing FTAs with Colombia, South Korea, and Panama would prevent the loss of 380,000 jobs to our foreign competitors and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs in the United States. The U.S.-South Korea FTA alone has the potential to create as many as 280,000 new jobs.

Complete export control reforms. The administration can enact nearly all of its proposed export control changes without legislation. Complete this task now, and U.S. businesses can expand exports and create good-paying jobs without jeopardizing national security. One study found that modernizing U.S. export controls could create as many as 340,000 new jobs.

Spur American exports to Asia and Europe. Swiftly complete a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to expand U.S. exports to rapidly growing Asian economies. Initiate talks with the European Union to eliminate all tariffs on goods trade as a first step toward a broader free trade pact with our largest commercial partner.

Protect intellectual property. IP-intensive industries support 19 million American jobs. Congress can take immediate steps to safeguard these jobs and create new ones by passing a patent reform bill as well as legislation to shut down foreign rogue websites. These websites are stealing sales from American companies by violating trademarks and copyrights.[4]

In order to maintain a strong National Defense we need to scale back foreign aid and entanglements, bring American troops home from the Middle East as soon as possible, and reduce involvement in military affairs abroad. While I am not advocating “isolationism”, we have far too many problems here at home that should take priority."[5]

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Sebring is running in the 2014 election for the U.S House, representing Wisconsin's 4th District. He faces Democratic incumbent Gwen Moore in a rematch of the 2012 race.[6]

2012

See also: Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Sebring ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Wisconsin's 4th District. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and was defeated by Democratic incumbent Gwen Moore in the November general election.[7]

U.S. House, Wisconsin District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 72.2% 235,257
     Republican Dan Sebring 24.8% 80,787
     Independent Robert Raymond 2.8% 9,277
     Miscellaneous N/A 0.1% 467
Total Votes 325,788
Source: Wisconsin Government Accountability Board "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Sebring lost in the general election to Democratic incumbent Gwen Moore.[8]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Wisconsin, Congressional District 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGwen Moore Incumbent 69.1% 143,559
     Republican Dan Sebring 29.6% 61,543
     Independent Eddie Ahmad Ayyash 1.3% 2,802
Total Votes 207,904


2008

Sebring was a write-in candidate for Wisconsin's 4th Congressional District in 2008.[2]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sebring's reports.[9]

Dan Sebring Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 15, 2013$50.46$0.00$(0.00)$50.46
July Quarterly[11]July 7, 2013$50.46$451.16$(401.16)$100.46
October Quarterly[12]October 15, 2013$100.46$403.92$(6.87)$497.51
Year End[13]January 31, 2014$497$1,270$(761)$1,006
April Quarterly[14]April 13, 2014$1,006.55$3,056.55$(2,859.76)$1,203.34
Running totals
$5,181.63$(4,028.79)

2012

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

Sebring lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Sebring's campaign committee raised a total of $40,052 and spent $40,002.[15]

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