Gregg Imus

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Gregg Imus
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 8
PartyRepublican
Personal
ProfessionCustom Homebuilder
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Gregg Imus was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]

Career

Imus most recently served as Chief of Staff and campaign manager for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.[2] Previously, he worked the majority of his career as a custom homebuilder.[2] He is co-founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp. of California.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”. The second amendment secures all other rights. It is the very reason that this country has never experienced a foreign invasion"
  • Foreign Policy and National Security
Excerpt: "The purpose of our foreign policy is to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. The stronger our economy and our national defense, the better position it puts us in to achieve these goals. "
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "After co-founding the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp – CA in 2005 and spending more than 2,500 hours on the California-Mexican border, I have experienced first hand the porous southern border and flow of illegal aliens and contraband that openly flows into this country unchecked. I have personally seen many not only that are coming from Mexico, but from other countries in the Middle East as well."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "There are many obstacles that stand in between the unemployed and the employer, and everyone of them is created by government regulations. The government simply needs to get out of the way and business will return. The government has never been the solution and has only been the problem."
  • The Economy
Excerpt: "If we are ever going to make a positive move in the right direction and improve our economy, there are certain and specific moves that must be made. We must start by absolutely refusing to further raise the debt ceiling so politicians can no longer spend recklessly."

Elections

2012

See also: California's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

Imus ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 8th District. He and Paul Cook (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating John Pinkerton (D), Dennis Albertsen (R), George Craig (R), Jackie Conaway (D), Bill Jensen (R), Phil Liberatore (R), Ryan McEachron (R), Brad Mitzelfelt (R), Joseph Napolitano (R), Angela Valles (R) and Anthony Adams (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Cook won.[1][4][5]

U.S. House, California District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Cook 57.4% 103,093
     Republican Greg Imus 42.6% 76,551
Total Votes 179,644
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 8 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGregg Imus (R) 15.6% 12,754
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Cook (R) 15.3% 12,517
Phil Liberatore (R) 15% 12,277
Jackie Conaway (D) 14.3% 11,674
Brad Mitzelfelt (R) 10.8% 8,801
John Pinkerton (D) 9.7% 7,941
Angela Valles (R) 6% 4,924
Ryan McEachron (R) 3.9% 3,181
Anthony Adams (NPP) 3.4% 2,750
Bill Jensen (R) 2.3% 1,850
George Craig (R) 1.7% 1,376
Joseph Napolitano (R) 1.3% 1,050
Dennis Albertsen (R) 0.9% 761
Total Votes 81,856

Campaign donors

2012

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

Personal

Imus and his wife Pennie have been married for 32 years.[2] They have been foster parents in San Bernardino County. They have 9 children and 3 grandchildren.[2]

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