John Douglass

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John Douglass
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Virginia, District 5
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force
ProfessionDefense industry
Campaign website
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John Douglass was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 10th Congressional District of Virginia. Douglass ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012. He was defeated by Robert Hurt on November 6, 2012.[1]


Campaign themes

According to Douglass' website, his campaign themes include:

  • Education: "Abandoning millions of public school students with arbitrary cuts and teacher layoffs will make it impossible for Virginia schools to develop the highly skilled workforce that America needs to lead the world."
  • Jobs: "Further subsidizing corporations that keep America dependent on foreign oil and foreign jobs comes at the expense of local companies that support local growth.
  • National Security: "Responding to the threats of terror, disease and natural disasters will take a flag-officer in Congress that promotes robust economic diplomacy, intelligence-based decision making and a volunteer fighting force that is ready to step up in the face of real danger."[2]



See also: Virginia's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Douglass ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia's 5th District.[3] He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face Republican incumbent Robert Hurt and Kenneth Hildebrandt (G) in the November general election.[4] He was defeated by Robert Hurt on November 6, 2012.[5]

U.S. House, Virginia District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John Douglass 42.9% 149,214
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Hurt Incumbent 55.4% 193,009
     Green Kenneth Hildebrandt 1.6% 5,500
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 388
Total Votes 348,111
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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 Douglass' reports.[6]

John Douglass Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2012$169,620.37$159,883.51$(100,519.37)$228,984.51
Pre-Primary[8]May 10, 2012$228,984.51$24,565.92$(59,075.90)$194,474.53
July Quarterly[9]July 14, 2012$194,474.53$143,151.83$(59,347.25)$278,279.11
October Quarterly[10]October 13, 2012$275,779.11$303,236.75$(355,676.83)$223,339.03
Pre-General[11]October 25, 2012$223,339.03$85,073.74$(244,633.96)$83,778.81
Post-General[12]December 6, 2012$83,778.81$110,012.43$(164,535.77)$9,255.47
Running totals

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