Jack Orswell

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Jack Orswell
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 27
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPasadena High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California, 1971
Master'sWoodbury University, 2009
Personal
Place of birthPasadena, CA
ProfessionSmall business owner
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Campaign website
Jack Orswell is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 27th Congressional District of California.[1]

Orswell sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 27th Congressional District of California in 2012. He lost in the general election.[2]

Biography

Orswell received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Orswell worked for an accounting firm before being appointed to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. He spent 15 years in the FBI before starting his own company. Orswell's company conducts environmental assessments for financial institutions, real estate companies and law firms.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Orswell's campaign website lists the following issues:[4]

  • Jobs & The Economy: "There is no disagreement that the most important issues facing all Americans today are the lack of jobs and the struggling economy. If you are still looking for a job, or have settled on part-time work until the job market improves, you are not alone. About 10% (one in ten) of those living in Los Angeles County are unemployed or underemployed."
  • Health Care: "In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, a law which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a tax. Although here in California we were able to avoid all of the problems with the roll out of the national health insurance website, we still need to focus our attention on how the Affordable Care Act, is going to impact our qualify of health care."
  • Taxes: "No matter how we try to avoid them, taxes are a part of our lives. Taxes provide the revenue for our government to operate. And as government continues to grow and expand, more tax dollars are required to operate. First of all, we must stop this expansion and limit our government to providing us only with the services we need, not the services we want."
  • Immigration: "We have always been a nation of immigrants, but with the worldwide threat of terrorism, our national security requires that we know who is in our country and why they are here. Because of the size of our international borders, we must secure our borders effectively and efficiently. By utilizing cutting-edge technology, we can provide continuous surveillance of our borders."
  • Energy: "The United States consumes over 20% of all oil pumped from the ground, and we import about 45% of the oil from other countries. Our dependence on foreign oil and the corresponding transfer of wealth to other nations is a real threat to our national security. Because of this threat, we need a National Energy Policy, to set guidelines and a road map for Americans to follow."

[5]

—Jack Orswell's campaign website, http://www.jackorswell.com/issues

2012

Orswell's campaign website listed the following issues:[6]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Today's most important issue is jobs. We all need a job to provide for the necessities and comforts of life. A job is one of the first decisions we consider as a child, as people ask, "what are you going to do when you grow up?""
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "No matter how we try to avoid it, taxes are a part of our lives. Taxes create the revenue for our government to operate. And as the government continues to grow and expand, more revenue or tax dollars are required to operate. First of all, we must stop the expansion and limit our government to providing us only with the services we need, not the services what we want."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "The National Healthcare System, enacted in 2010, was created to provide affordable health care for every American. I agree with the intent of the program, but as a former FBI Agent who worked government fraud and abuse cases, I believe the current program will cost American taxpayers billions of dollars in fraud and abuse, wasting valuable resources for Americans needing professional healthcare."
  • Congressional Salaries
Excerpt: "Members of the House of Representatives currently receive an annual salary of $174,000. In addition, they receive health insurance, retirement benefits and paid time off."
  • Corporate Influence on Elections
Excerpt: "The old expression "money talks" certainly rings true when it comes to determining the results of an election. According to an article posted on www.opensecrets.org after the 2008 elections, 93 percent of the House of Representative races were won by candidates who spent the most money. "

Elections

2014

See also: California's 27th Congressional District elections, 2014

Orswell is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 27th District. Orswell is seeking election as a Republican candidate in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

Orswell ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 27th District. He and district 32 incumbent Judy Chu (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Bob Duran (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Chu won.[2][7][8]

U.S. House, California District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJudy Chu Incumbent 64% 154,191
     Republican Jack Orswell 36% 86,817
Total Votes 241,008
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Orswell's reports.

Jack Orswell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 14, 2014$0$25,479$(6,959)$18,519
Pre-Primary[10]May 18, 2014$18,519$29,189$(16,173)$31,534
July Quarterly[11]July 13, 2014$31,534$20,168$(2,499)$49,202
Running totals
$74,836$(25,631)

2012

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

Orswell did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Orswell's campaign committee raised a total of $169,289 and spent $169,289.[12]

Personal

Orswell and his wife, Janet, have three children and five grandchildren.[13]

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