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Susan Shelley
Susan Shelley.jpg
Candidate for
California State Assembly District 45
Elections and appointments
Last electionJuly 23, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolEl Camino Real High School
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Northridge
Place of birthChicago, IL
Susan Shelley was a 2013 Republican candidate in the special election for District 45 of the California State Assembly.[1] She previously ran in 2012 for the U.S. House representing California's 30th Congressional District.


Campaign themes


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

  • Jobs and Tax Reform
Excerpt: "Susan Shelley supports a new constitutional amendment to repeal the entire U.S. income tax code and replace it with a five percent flat tax on income — personal income, corporate profits, capital gains, dividends, interest, income of any kind — above a level set by Congress."
  • Medicare and Social Security
Excerpt: "The answer to the insolvency of Social Security and Medicare is not benefit cuts or tax increases. It's more jobs at higher wages."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "Even though most illegal immigrants are hard-working, decent people who are doing the best they can for their families under difficult circumstances, we just can't afford to subsidize the education, health care, housing, transportation and general living expenses of every impoverished person who comes to this country illegally."
  • Iraq and Afghanistan
Excerpt: "The only bloodless way out of these countries is for the U.S. to make our economic and military aid contingent on complete privatization of all government-owned property and enterprise."
  • Israel
Excerpt: "Susan Shelley opposes any effort by the United States to pressure Israel into entering "peace talks" with those who do not recognize Israel's right to exist."



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Shelley ran in a special election for California State Assembly District 45. The seat was vacant following Rep. Bob Blumenfield's (D) election to the Los Angeles City Council. Shelley faced ten others in a blanket primary, which took place on September 17. As no candidate received 50 percent of the vote the top two vote-getters - Matt Dababaneh (D) and Susan Shelley (R) - met in a runoff election on November 19, which Dababaneh won.[3][4][5][6][1][7][8]

California State Assembly, District 45, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Dababaneh 50.5% 14,984
     Republican Susan Shelley 49.5% 14,665
Total Votes 29,649


See also: California's 30th Congressional District elections, 2012

Shelley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 30th District. She was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[9][10]

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