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Gary DeLong
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 47
Campaign website
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Gary DeLong was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 47th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]


Marriage equality

When asked to name an example of an idea where he disagreed with his party at a League of Women Voters forum, DeLong stated three: he is pro-choice, pro-environment, and pro-marriage equality. "I support gay marriage. They don't," he said.[2]

Campaign themes


DeLong's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "It is time for Congress to follow the same spending rules that we do. You cannot spend more than you make. As your Representative I will work to pass a balanced budget and make my colleagues do the same."
  • Education
Excerpt: "America’s continued prosperity depends on our ability to give our children the tools they need to succeed. That said, not every child learns the same way. I believe states and local school districts are best equipped to respond to the uniqueness and diversity of every classroom."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "We need to focus on developing viable and sustainable energy sources within the United States. Congress can help by streamlining regulations and investing in America’s energy resources. Whether we are advancing renewable energy, building more refineries, or studying new fuel sources, it is time to keep that money, and those jobs, here in America."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Americans need more affordable access to healthcare. However, it appears the recent changes will drive up the cost of insurance premiums to both business owners and citizens, while spending more than a trillion dollars of taxpayer money."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "I believe the United States needs a clear and effective immigration policy that addresses four core areas: increasing border security, reforming legal immigration, delivering federal reimbursement to state and local government and creating a limited guest worker program."



See also: California's 47th congressional district elections, 2012

DeLong ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 47th District. He and Alan Lowenthal (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Peter Mathews (D), Jay Shah (D), Usha Shah (D), Steve Foley (R), Sanford Kahn (R), and Steve Kuykendall (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Lowenthal won.[1][4][5]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are DeLong's reports.[6]

Gary DeLong (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 13, 2012$367,485.58$159,553.71$(122,747.12)$404,292.17
Pre-Primary [8]May 24, 2012$404,292.17$58,269$(143,931.68)$318,629.49
Running totals

Chamber of commerce spending

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend a total of $3.3 million on television advertisements aimed at electing ten California Republican congressional candidates, Democratic sources have told Hotline.[9]

In California's 47th congressional district, The Chamber will spend $317,000 to elect DeLong.[9]


DeLong and his wife, Dawna, have three children.[10]

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