Jerry Tetalman

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Jerry Tetalman
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 49
Bachelor'sOhio State University
Master'sUniversity for Humanistic Studies, 1982
Campaign website
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Jerry Tetalman was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 49th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]


Campaign themes


Tetalman's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • The Economy
Excerpt: "Help create jobs and sustainable economic growth by creating a favorable business environment through sound fiscal policy. The deficit must be reduced while at the same time the economy must be energized."
  • World Peace and International Relations
Excerpt: "America shall strive to be a beacon of freedom, human rights and democracy. Our foreign policy shall reflect these ideals. We will develop and support the United Nations and NATO as institutions of global governance."
  • Terrorism
Excerpt: "Shall be viewed as a criminal act. The people responsible shall be brought to justice and individuals held responsible. America shall remain vigilant in stopping and deterring acts of terror."
  • Energy and Environment
Excerpt: "America is vulnerable to a disruption in imported oil. We need to begin a program of electrification of our transportation system. Electric vehicles will also improve air and water quality. We need to develop alternative fuels such as hydrogen and build more mass transit including high-speed rail."
  • Social Security and Medicare
Excerpt: "America needs to maintain and protect a system that has supported seniors and the disabled. We need to keep the system solvent for future generations and provide a safety net for our most vulnerable members of society."



See also: California's 49th Congressional District elections, 2012

Tetalman ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 49th District. He and incumbent Darrell Issa (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Dick Eiden (Ind) and Albin Novinec (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Issa won.[1][3][4]

U.S. House, California District 49 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa Incumbent 58.2% 159,725
     Democratic Jerry Tetalman 41.8% 114,893
Total Votes 274,618
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 49 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell Issa (R) Incumbent 61.1% 71,329
Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Tetalman (D) 30.7% 35,816
Dick Eiden (NPP) 6.8% 7,988
Albin Novinec (NPP) 1.4% 1,626
Total Votes 116,759

Campaign donors


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

Tetalman did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Tetalman's campaign committee raised a total of $131,168 and spent $127,720.[5]

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