Kim Dolbow Vann
|Kim Dolbow Vann|
|U.S. House, California, District 3|
|Bachelor's||California State University, San Marcos|
- California State University, San Marcos
Vann is currently serving as President of the Regional Council of Rural Counties. She is also currently serving as Vice Chair of the Rural Action Caucus for the National Association of Counties. Vann has been a businessperson for the past seven years in northern California.
Vann ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 3rd District. She and John Garamendi (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Tony Carlos (R), Eugene Ray (R), and Rick Tubbs (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Garamendi won.
|U.S. House, California District 3 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Garamendi Incumbent||54.2%||126,882|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Effect of redistricting
- See also: Redistricting in California
According to the Washington Post, redistricting transformed the 3rd district from a safe seat into a swing district. With 10th district incumbent John Garamendi (D) displaced into the 3rd, the newly drawn district was a battleground for Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the House.
|U.S. House, California District 3, 2012 - Kim Dolbow Vann Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$2,065,819|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$2,064,922|
|Top contributors to Kim Dolbow Vann's campaign committee|
|Every Republican is Crucial PAC||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$300,149|
|Oil & Gas||$38,000|
- CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- Kim Vann "Meet Kim" Accessed May 20, 2012
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- Washington Post blog "The 10 House districts that might surprise you," May 11, 2012
- Open Secrets "Kim Dolbow Vann 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 19, 2013