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Emken did not win election to the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Emken's campaign committee raised a total of $914,350 and spent $910,209.<ref>[ ''Open Secrets'' "Elizabeth Emken 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
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Elizabeth Emken
Elizabeth Emken.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. Senate, California
Bachelor'sUniversity of California Los Angeles, 1984
Date of birthApril 4, 1963
Place of birthBellflower,CA
Personal website
Campaign website
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Elizabeth Emken (b. April 4, 1963 in Bellflower, California) was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from California. She lost in the general election.[1]

In early 2013, Emken filed campaign committee paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for a potential 2014 bid for California's 7th congressional district seat in the U.S. House.[2]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014 or California's 7th congressional district elections, 2014

Emken is considering a run for U.S. House representing California's 7th congressional district in the 2014 elections. The District 7 seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, who was first elected to Congress in November of 2012.[2]


See also: United States Senate elections in California, 2012

Emken ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing California. She and incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating David Alex Levitt (D), Nak Shah (D), Diane Stewart (D), Mike Strimling (D), John Boruff (R), Oscar Alejandro Braun (R), Greg Conlon (R), Colleen Shea Fernald (D), Rogelio Gloria (R), Dan Hughes (R), Dennis Jackson (R), Dirk Konopik (R), Donald Krampe (R), Robert Lauten (R), Al Ramirez (R), Nachum Shifren (R), Orly Taitz (R), Rick Williams (R), Gail Lightfoot (L), Kabiruddin Karim Ali (Peace and Freedom), Marsha Feinland (Peace and Freedom), and Don Grundmann (Independent). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.[3][4] Feinstein won.[1]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein Incumbent 62.5% 7,864,624
     Republican Elizabeth Emken 37.5% 4,713,887
Total Votes 12,578,511
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Campaign themes


Emken's campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • Government Spending and Budget
Excerpt: "I am committed to reducing the size and cost of government, reducing the publicly held debt and lowering taxes."
  • Economic Growth
Excerpt: "Small and large American businesses will lead us out of the economic downturn, not more government spending. We must provide our business community the tools needed to grow the economy."
  • Accountability in Washington
Excerpt: "Our elected representatives should have the courage and discipline to properly manage the Nation’s finances without the force of law. Sadly, they don’t. Because of the severity of the crisis, I support a balanced budget amendment movement. The momentum behind this movement will serve to let Congress know the people are serious about debt reduction."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the 2nd Amendment and oppose any attempts to weaken it."
  • Definition of Marriage / Family Issues
Excerpt: "I agree with the majority of Californians on this issue: I support traditional marriage."

Campaign donors


Emken did not win election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Emken's campaign committee raised a total of $914,350 and spent $910,209.[6]


Emken and her husband, Craig Swartz, have three children.[7]

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