Ricky Gill

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Ricky Gill
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 9
High schoolTokay High School (2005)
Bachelor'sPrinceton University (2009)
J.D.University of California (2012)
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
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Ricky Gill was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 9th Congressional District of California. He lost in the general election.[1]


Gill was born and raised in Lodi, California.[2]


  • 2012: University of California, Berkeley, J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law
  • 2009: Princeton University, A.B., Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs
  • 2005: Tokay High School


Gill is a small business owner.[3]


Campaign themes


Gill's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Jobs for the Valley
Excerpt: "The people of the 9th District deserve a Congressman who will advocate policies that create jobs and sustain the economy in the Central Valley. With unemployment in San Joaquin County nearing 20 percent, the economic downturn is taking a heavy toll on our quality of life."
  • Public Education
Excerpt: "Public education is one of the most vitally important institutions in American life. A robust public school system gives meaning to the American dream, providing every child the opportunity to achieve at levels commensurate with her ambition."
  • Fixing Healthcare
Excerpt: "A compassionate yet effective, efficient, and innovative health care system is at the heart of the American Dream. Our vitality as a nation is tied not only to our ideals and values, but also to our own health and the health of our loved ones, neighbors, and fellow citizens. It enters our lives both at birth and at death, during planned procedures and at unexpected heartache."
  • National Security
Excerpt: "The demands of national security, rather than the rhetoric of partisan politics, ought to govern our counterterrorism policy. We face a wide variety of threats from foreign terrorist organizations, and the U.S. Government must use all the tools at its disposal—including intelligence gathering, diplomacy, law enforcement cooperation, and military operations—to detect and disrupt those threats overseas, before they harm American interests at home."
  • Reforming Congress
Excerpt: "The American people deserve a responsible Congress that maintains common sense and contributes to good governance. It is not enough to simply hope that the people's representatives will do the right thing—Congress needs a robust set of rules that emphasize fiscal prudence, stronger ethics, and greater transparency."



See also: California's 9th congressional district elections, 2012

Gill ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 9th District. He and district 11 incumbent Jerry McNerney (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating John McDonald (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and McNerney won.[1][5][6]

U.S. House, California District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry McNerney Incumbent 55.6% 118,373
     Republican Ricky Gill 44.4% 94,704
Total Votes 213,077
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


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

Gill did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gill's campaign committee raised a total of $2,977,717 and spent $2,947,420.[7]

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