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}}{{tnr}}'''Donna McAleer''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Utah]].<ref>[http://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/2014-candidate-filings ''Utah Lieutenant Governor,'' "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 21, 2014]</ref>
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Donna McAleer''' {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Utah]].<ref>[http://elections.utah.gov/election-resources/2014-candidate-filings ''Utah Lieutenant Governor,'' "2014 Candidate Filings," accessed March 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
McAleer unsuccessfully sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Utah]]. She lost in the general election to [[Rob Bishop]] (R) on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Utah ''ABC News,'' "General Election Results 2012-Utah," November 7, 2012]</ref>
 
McAleer unsuccessfully sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Utah]]. She lost in the general election to [[Rob Bishop]] (R) on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Utah ''ABC News,'' "General Election Results 2012-Utah," November 7, 2012]</ref>
  
McAleer is a West Point graduate and former nonprofit executive.<ref name="des"/>
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==Biography==
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McAleer is a West Point graduate and former nonprofit executive. She served in the U.S. Army overseas at the end of the Cold War.<ref name=bio>[http://www.dmcaleer.com/who_is_donna ''Campaign website'', "About," accessed March 27, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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McAleer's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://dmcaleer.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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McAleer's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.dmcaleer.com/issues ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed March 27, 2014]</ref>
  
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:Excerpt: "Education must become a priority in Utah and our nation. We cannot continue to pay lip service to it. Utah ranks 55th in terms of per student funding for K-12 education. We set aside $2577 per student (this is the weighted per pupil average—the state funding for education does not include property tax). If we include property taxes we are still last in the Nation. "
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*'''Education''': "Education must become a priority in Utah and our nation. We cannot continue to pay lip service to it. Utah ranks 55th in terms of per student funding for K-12 education. We set aside $2577 per student (this is the weighted per pupil average—the state funding for education does not include property tax). If we include property taxes we are still last in the Nation."
  
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*'''Healthcare''': "Regardless of where one stands on the spectrum of opinion about healthcare reform, just about everyone can agree that health care costs in the United States are out of control. We have many of the best treatments and services in the world, but also the most expensive."
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*'''Energy''': "As Utahns we must continue to develop our energy resources while investing in research and development of Utah’s many and varied energy assets to ensure economic growth with responsible stewardship. This effort includes developing fossil fuels and increasing the use of untapped renewable and alternative energy sources, from solar, wind, geothermal to biofuels."
:Excerpt: "Campaign finance reform is the common term for the political effort in the United States to change the involvement of money in politics, primarily in political campaigns. I support the public financing of campaigns with ceilings determined by office level. If all candidate challengers and incumbents had the same amount of funds, perhaps the effective management of those funds would serve as a proxy for fiscal responsibility and management."
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*'''Public Land''': "Public lands are important to every Utahn. The land determines the character, economy, lifestyle and heritage in Utah. It is part and parcel of every citizen’s freedom. Public lands should be managed in the public interest. Don’t let Rob Bishop and Republican legislators take it away from our children."
:Excerpt: "Like the President of the United States, Congress should have term limits: six terms for the Congress and two for the Senate. Congress should not be able to raise its own pay when the rest of the country is facing economic hardship. Elected legislative healthcare should be the same healthcare afford to our Armed Forces. "
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*'''Immigration''': "The subject of immigration reform over the past several years has produced much rhetoric--and a shocking symbol of our failure as a nation founded by immigrants to rationally address the issue and modernize our system: the border walls along the U.S./Mexican border. There is an equally important practical reason for immigration reform: our economic health. More than ever, in today’s integrated global economy a nation’s best and strongest asset is its people."
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Donna McAleer
Donna McAleer.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Utah, District 1
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 24, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWest Point Military Academy
Master'sUniversity of Virginia in Charlottesville
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Websites
Campaign website
Donna McAleer campaign logo
Donna McAleer is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Utah.[1]

McAleer unsuccessfully sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Utah. She lost in the general election to Rob Bishop (R) on November 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

McAleer is a West Point graduate and former nonprofit executive. She served in the U.S. Army overseas at the end of the Cold War.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

McAleer's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Education: "Education must become a priority in Utah and our nation. We cannot continue to pay lip service to it. Utah ranks 55th in terms of per student funding for K-12 education. We set aside $2577 per student (this is the weighted per pupil average—the state funding for education does not include property tax). If we include property taxes we are still last in the Nation."
  • Healthcare: "Regardless of where one stands on the spectrum of opinion about healthcare reform, just about everyone can agree that health care costs in the United States are out of control. We have many of the best treatments and services in the world, but also the most expensive."
  • Energy: "As Utahns we must continue to develop our energy resources while investing in research and development of Utah’s many and varied energy assets to ensure economic growth with responsible stewardship. This effort includes developing fossil fuels and increasing the use of untapped renewable and alternative energy sources, from solar, wind, geothermal to biofuels."
  • Public Land: "Public lands are important to every Utahn. The land determines the character, economy, lifestyle and heritage in Utah. It is part and parcel of every citizen’s freedom. Public lands should be managed in the public interest. Don’t let Rob Bishop and Republican legislators take it away from our children."
  • Immigration: "The subject of immigration reform over the past several years has produced much rhetoric--and a shocking symbol of our failure as a nation founded by immigrants to rationally address the issue and modernize our system: the border walls along the U.S./Mexican border. There is an equally important practical reason for immigration reform: our economic health. More than ever, in today’s integrated global economy a nation’s best and strongest asset is its people."

[5]

—Donna McAleer's campaign website, http://www.dmcaleer.com/issues

Elections

2014

See also: Utah's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

McAleer is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 1st District. McAleer is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 24, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

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

McAleer ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Utah's 1st District. She defeated Ryan Combe in the Democratic primary on June 26, 2012,[6] but lost in the general election to Republican incumbent Rob Bishop.[7]

U.S. House, Utah District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bishop Incumbent 71.5% 175,487
     Democratic Donna M. McAleer 24.7% 60,611
     Constitution Sherry Phipps 3.8% 9,430
Total Votes 245,528
Source: Utah Lieutenant Governor "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

McAleer said Congress needs more female and veteran voices.[8] Combe, an entrepreneur and university fundraiser, focused on the cost of higher education.[8]

McAleer outraised Combe, although both candidates are new to politics and each raised under $100,000 for their campaigns.[8]

U.S. House, Utah's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDonna McAleer 66.6% 3,881
Ryan Combe 33.4% 1,944
Total Votes 5,825

Campaign donors

2012

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

McAleer lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McAleer's campaign committee raised a total of $55,892 and spent $55,874.[9]

Personal

McAleer and her husband, Todd, have one daughter.[3]

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