|U.S. House, California, District 52|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Duncan Hunter (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|San Diego City Council|
|J.D.||New York University School of Law|
|Birthday||June 17, 1958|
|Place of birth||Detroit, Michigan|
Below is an abbreviated outline of Peters's academic, professional and political career:
- 1980-1981: Economist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- 1984-1991, 1996-2000: Practicing lawyer
- 1991-1996: Counsel, San Diego County
- 2001-2008: San Diego City Council
- 2013-Present: United States House of Representatives, California's 52nd congressional district
Peters serves on the following committees:
- Science, Space, and Technology Committee
- Subcommittee on Oversight
- Subcommittee on Technology
- Armed Services
- Subcommittee on Seapower & Projection Forces
- Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Peters' campaign website listed the following issues:
- Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "America faces challenging new realities in a changing world. The economy is faster, smarter, more competitive and more global. And our federal budget is upside down because our Congressional representatives are more focused on holding onto problems for political gain than solving them."
- Excerpt: "Healthcare in America needs to be accessible and affordable for everybody. When the Supreme Court affirmed the President's health care insurance reform initiative (the Affordable Care Act) in June 2012, it reminded us that the powerful health services industry does not control the administration of health care."
- Medicare and Social Security
- Excerpt: "Social Security and Medicare are compacts between the generations that we must not break. Men and women who have spent a lifetime of hard work, providing for their families and saving for their retirement, deserve the security of knowing their retirement and benefits, which they have worked hard to earn, will be there for them. "
- Excerpt: "Veterans are such a vital part of our community, and San Diego has the largest concentration of veterans in the nation, approximately 28,000. When these Americans volunteered to serve our country, we made a commitment to provide them with certain programs and benefits in exchange for their service. "
- Energy Policy
- Excerpt: "As a nation, we must work toward a long-term energy policy that: 1) creates new American jobs; 2) emphasizes greater energy independence; 3) invests in the development of alternative fuels; 4) promotes clean energy technology like wind and solar; 5) ensures greater national security; and 6) provides automakers with incentives for producing fuel-efficient vehicles."
Peters is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Frontline Program. The program is designed to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents heading into the 2014 election.
Peters ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 52nd District. He and district 50 incumbent Brian Bilbray (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Shirley Decourt-Park (D), Lori Saldana (D), Gene Hamilton Carswell (R), Wayne Iverson (R), John Stahl (R), John Subka (R), Jack Doyle (Ind), and Ehab Shehata (Ind). Peters defeated Bilbray in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|U.S. House, California, District 52 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Brian Bilbray Incumbent||48.8%||144,459|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Comprehensive donor information for Peters is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Peters raised a total of $4,381,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|Scott Peters's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 52)||$4,381,438|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,381,438|
|U.S. House, California District 52, 2012 - Scott Peters Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$2,659,541|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$2,772,270|
|Top contributors to Scott Peters's campaign committee|
|Robbins, Geller et al||$32,250|
|University of California||$23,400|
|Finkelstein & Krinsk||$12,000|
|Cooley Godward Kronish LLP||$11,500|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
Peters was endorsed by former primary opponent Lori Saldana. He stated the following regarding her endorsement: "I thank Ms. Saldaña for the endorsement and well wishes she issued on Friday. Her support is very much appreciated and needed as we take on the bigger fight ahead against entrenched incumbent Brian Bilbray."
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Peters missed 2 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.2%, which is equal to the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Peters's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$33,719,896 and $206,167,994. That averages to $86,224,049, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Peters and his wife, Lynn, have two children.
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- Elias: State GOP congressional recovery not likely - Pomerado Newspaper Group
- Republicans tussle over gay candidates - Politico
- Analysis: President Obama Unlikely to Get His Wish of a Democrat House in 2014 - Texas GOP Vote
- THE RACE FOR THE 52ND - U-T San Diego
- Abortion Cases in Court Helped Tilt Democrats Against the Filibuster - New York Times
- Four jostle for seat in Congress - U-T San Diego
- Tom Hanks wants Toronto to take a look - NHL.com
- California Focus: State GOP congressional recovery not likely - Hanford Sentinel
- Dan Walters: Two issues put California House seats in crosshairs - Modesto Bee
- The 39 Democrats who broke ranks from Obama - MSNBC
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- Campaign website
- Official U.S. House website
- Profile at Facebook
- Profile at Twitter
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile and news at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress.org
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Legislation at Congress.gov
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Profile at Wikipedia
- ↑ Post Bulletin "GOP Rep. Bilbray loses re-election bid in California" November 16, 2012
- ↑ National Journal, "California, 52nd House District," November 7, 2012
- ↑ CQ.com - Roll Call, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- ↑ California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial election results
- ↑ Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Scott Peters," Accessed March 22, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Scott Peters 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- ↑ Campaign website, Statement from Scott Peters Regarding Lori Saldaña’s Endorsement
- ↑ GovTrack, "Scott Peters," Accessed April 2, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Peters, (D-Cali), 2011"
- ↑ Project Vote Smart biography
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