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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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District 4U.S. House of RepresentativesJune 5, 2018California Primary Election

United States
June 5, 2018California Primary Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 4

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (540/540).

About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Tom McClintock

Republican
United States Representative
109,679 votes (51.8%)Winning
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Total money raised: $1,187,414

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of AKT Development
$10,800
1
Employees of Crown Associates Realty
$10,800
2
Koch Industries
$10,000
2
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)
$10,000
2
Prosperity Action
$10,000
2
Employees of Technical Maintenance Support
$10,000

By State:

California 81.20%
District of Columbia 8.26%
Virginia 2.34%
Illinois 1.86%
Other 6.34%
81.20%8.26%

By Size:

Large contributions (73.84%)
Small contributions (26.16%)
73.84%26.16%

By Type:

From organizations (21.02%)
From individuals (78.98%)
21.02%78.98%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
42,942 votes (20.3%)Winning
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Program Analyst, USAID (20122015)
Policy Advisor, U.S. Pacific Command, Department of Defense (20102012)
Congressional Commission for Wartime Contracting, Congressional Commission for Wartime Contracting (20092010)
Iraq Country Coordinator, U.S. State Department (20052008)
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University Masters of Public Administration, International Relations (2010)
Principia College Bachelor's Degree, Economics (2004)

A fifth-generation Northern Californian, Jessica Morse is a daughter of the foothills. She announced her candidacy for Congress last year by conducting a listening tour across all ten counties in the 4th district, and has taken part in 16 forums and debates since then. A devoted public servant, Morse spent a decade serving abroad with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, including over a year in Baghdad at the height of the Iraq War. She is running for office to bring public service back to politics to protect our land, healthcare, and local economy.

Total money raised: $1,461,422

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Google
$19,287
2
Employees of Baby Steps Therapy
$7,775
3
Employees of Oracle
$6,400
4
Employees of Architectural Concepts
$5,400
4
Employees of Astia
$5,400
4
Employees of Bauman Foundation
$5,400
4
Employees of Bobolink Foundation
$5,400
4
Employees of Cisco Systems
$5,400
4
Employees of Eckert Cold Storage
$5,400
4
Employees of Giant Creative Strategy
$5,400
4
Employees of Matthews International Capital
$5,400
4
Employees of Mentor, A Siemens Business
$5,400
4
Employees of Mott Foundation
$5,400
4
Employees of Parker Investment Management
$5,400
4
Employees of Privacy International
$5,400
4
Employees of Redwood Grove Capital
$5,400
4
Employees of Riverside Interests
$5,400
4
Employees of Schmidt Family Foundation
$5,400
4
Employees of Sonja Perkins
$5,400
4
Employees of Toca Football Inc.
$5,400
4
Employees of University of California, San Francisco
$5,400

By State:

California 89.96%
District of Columbia 2.80%
Florida 1.74%
Illinois 0.95%
Other 4.55%
89.96%

By Size:

Large contributions (83.76%)
Small contributions (16.24%)
83.76%16.24%

By Type:

From organizations (3.06%)
From individuals (96.94%)
96.94%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Jessica Morse

Summary

A fifth-generation Northern Californian, Jessica Morse is a daughter of the foothills. She announced her candidacy for Congress last year by conducting a listening tour across all ten counties in the 4th district, and has taken part in 16 forums and debates since then. A devoted public servant, Morse spent a decade serving abroad with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, including over a year in Baghdad at the height of the Iraq War. She is running for office to bring public service back to politics to protect our land, healthcare, and local economy.

For more information on Jessica Morse's policy plans please visit: https://www.Morse4Congress.com/OnTheIssues/

— May 7, 2018 Morse for Congress
Democratic
Military Security Analyst
26,303 votes (12.4%)
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  • Our community is a good place to grow up, and raise a family. I'm committed to keeping it that way. I'll fight to protect our clean air and water and our pristine lakes, rivers, and forests, as well as combat climate change.
  • Access to affordable, high-quality healthcare is critical to the well-being of our community. I'll fight to prevent further cuts, bring down prescription prices, & defend and improve the ACA- stabilizing insurance markets and expanding coverage.
  • Our current representative is inaccessible and is not held accountable to the people of this district. I will open multiple district offices, hold 10 town halls a year, and provide excellent constituent services to our community.
Profession:Military Security Analyst
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (20132017)
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department (20042006)
Yale PhD, Political Science (2014)
Stanford B.A., History (2004)
Total money raised: $795,767

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Kaiser Permanente
$8,560
2
Employees of Stanford University
$7,626
3
Employees of Foley Hoag LLP
$6,975
4
Employees of Harvard University
$5,901
5
Employees of Vice
$5,400

By State:

California 80.33%
New York 6.33%
Massachusetts 6.15%
District of Columbia 1.32%
Other 5.87%
80.33%

By Size:

Large contributions (71.67%)
Small contributions (28.33%)
71.67%28.33%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
— May 24, 2018 Bateson 4 Congress
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Mitchell White

Republican
Accountant/Auditor
14,433 votes (6.8%)
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Total money raised: $11,496

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Mitchell White
$6,850
2
Employees of State of California
$2,000
3
Employees of Procura
$500
4
Employees of Chp
$480
5
Employees of City of Roseville
$467

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (93.05%)
Small contributions (6.95%)
93.05%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Geoscientist/Geographer/Cartographer
13,621 votes (6.4%)
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  • Get money out of politics and end legal corruption in Congress to restore democracy.
  • Fight for environmental, healthcare, education, economic and social justice that doesn't leave anyone behind.
  • Humane immigration reform that commits to update and restructure a sound legalization outline.
Profession:Geoscientist
Geoscientist, Principal, Geolution (2013current)
GIS Director, Mountain G. Enterprises (20162017)
GIS Specialist, Enrestek (20162016)
Data Mapping Specialist, ID Plans (20162016)
Petroleum Geologist, Weatherford (20142015)
Johns Hopkins University Certificate, data science (2015)
Humboldt State University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), geography and geographic informational systems, concentration on biogeography and geopolitics (2014)
UC Davis Certificate, GIS (2014)
American River College Associate of Arts (B.A.), social science (2013)
American River College Associate of Science (A.S.), natural science (2013)
Founder, Lab40 (2015current)
Founder, Hour of Code CA (2013current)
Guest Scientist, U.S. Forest Service (20152017)
Volunteer as Remote Map Editor, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (20162016)
Chairwoman, KidzKount Headstart, Placer County Office Of Education (20092011)
1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

No answer provided.
2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Roza Calderon:

I am a supporter of H.R. 676 and single-payer healthcare through Medicare expansion for all. I hope to work on the passage of a sound healthcare bill that covers all services. We will use Medicare’s bargaining power to negotiate with the prescription drug companies for FAIR and LOWER prices, we will set fair prices for pharmaceuticals. Negotiating prices is currently illegal – so we must fight to Prohibit anti-competitive deals that prevent generic drug makers to compete with brands; keeping drug prices high. Lastly, push for transparency by requiring companies to report not only the price information profit, and sales information for other countries in which the drug is sold so we can make informed consumer decisions.

To have true quality healthcare, we must address the physician shortage that have been purposely created through direct special interest lobbying. Few taxpayers know that significant financial public support for resident training of the nation's future physicians. Perhaps even fewer people realize that two federal programs—Medicare and Medicaid—distribute an estimated $12 to 14 billion each year to support teaching hospitals and other training sites that provide graduate medical education (GME).  In 1997, Congress put a 100,000 cap on the number of residents it was willing to fund. This cap has been one of the reasons that the we are facing a physician shortage. Furthermore, those who go through these federally funded programs are under zero obligation to accept Medicare or Medicaid patients when they enter practice, nor are they required to provide any other types of services to these programs! I would remove the 1996 caps on resident programs and expand the GME. 

 

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.

Answer from Roza Calderon:

I support and favor passage of an immigration reform package that commits the resources needed to update and restructure our current guest worker and visa system, provides legalization outline for individuals who are already here – inclusive of our DREAMers who arrived in the U.S. as young children. I believe that the way to solve our immigration problems now, is to address the one we have right before us: An estimated 11.4 million undocumented immigrants are living in the shadows, and by better estimates close to 1 million visa holders are living with uncertainty. These two groups have something in common, no realistic path to citizenship. 

The time to fix this antiquated system is long overdue.

If immigrants have to abide by U.S. law, then they should be allowed the opportunity to due process rights and impartiality must be paramount in immigration courts. These courts are deciding the fate of undocumented immigrants and refugees;yet, they are not part of the Judiciary branch. The current immigration court system falls under the Executive branch, under the Department of Justice, or more directly, US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. 

I support the end of USICE raids and the incarceration of undocumented immigrants and refugees in private-for-profit detention centers. I support the elimination of USICE requirement for the 34,000 detention beds and it also calls to PROHIBIT inhumane immigration and deportation practices of separating families of non-criminal immigrants being detained.

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

No answer provided.
5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

No answer provided.
Total money raised: $97,376

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Roza Calderon
$55,000
2
Employees of Saybubble
$2,700
3
Employees of Ascent Environmental
$600
4
Employees of Ascent Environmental Inc.
$550
5
Employees of California Association of Highway Patrolmen
$500
5
FREETHOUGHT EQUALITY FUND OF THE CENTER FOR HUMANIST ACTIVISM, THE
$500

By State:

California 98.27%
District of Columbia 0.73%
Wyoming 0.37%
Tennessee 0.34%
Other 0.29%
98.27%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.76%)
Small contributions (20.24%)
79.76%20.24%

By Type:

From organizations (1.07%)
From individuals (98.93%)
98.93%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic
Businessman
4,593 votes (2.2%)
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  • Impeach Trump.
  • Gun control.
  • Massive clean energy initiative.
Profession:Registered Investment Advisor, Filmmaker/producer.
  • I'm originally from NYC & moved to California in 2006. In 2012, I visited this gorgeous area & basically never left!
  • I'm a California Registered Investment Advisor & former Wall St. Executive. More recently I wrote a book, made a film, & became CEO of a company.
  • I live on a 40-acre ranch near Yosemite with my dogs & cats, and despite the dry summers, foxtails & rattlesnakes? I love it here! 
1.
Question 1

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?

No answer provided.
2.
Question 2

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I proudly support Medicare For All.

3.
Question 3

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I believe we need to pass a clean DREAM ACT, pass DAPA & #AbolishICE.

4.
Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I believe every Californian should watch the stunning documentary "Water & Power: A California Heist". AFter seeing it, I have many thoughts re; water solutions, including rescinding the disastrous Monterey Agreement.

5.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

Answer from Robert Lawton:

I think much of the blame for this lays at the feet of our current President, and can also be traced to the horrendous Citizens United decision. If elected, I'll fight to spearhead a constitutional amendment to end Citizen's United.

Total money raised: $700

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
BATESON FOR CONGRESS
$700

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (100.00%)
From individuals (0.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
  • TRUMP: I believe Donald Trump presents a clear & present danger to our country & the world, and needs to be removed from office immediately. 
  • GUNS: I'm a gun owner. That said; I believe ​The Assault Weapons Ban doesn't go far enough, & no-one outside of active law enforcement or the military should be able to legally own a semi-automatic "assault weapon". If elected, I'll fight for much more comprehensive gun control measures, similar to what was done in Australia.
  • JOBS & THE ENVIRONMENTI believe the single greatest threat to our planet is climate change, and the most effective way to combat it, (while creating millions of jobs), is through a massive clean energy initiative. 
  • IMMIGRATION: I believe we need to pass a clean DREAM ACT, pass DAPA & #AbolishICE.
  • ABORTION: I'm Pro-Choice, believe in defending Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood, & a woman's right to choose.
  • PUBLIC COLLEGE: I believe wholeheartedly in Senator Bernie Sanders' "College For All" Act. 
  • FOREIGN AFFAIRS: I believe The United States has no business intervening in the affairs of another nation, until or unless human rights are being violated, and then I believe we have AN OBLIGATION TO INTERVENE.
  • DEMOCRATSI believe the majority of establishment Democrats more closely resemble moderate Republicans, than the type of genuinely progressive, gutsy liberals I grew up admiring.
  • HEALTHCARE: I believe in Medicare For All.
  • MARIJUANA: I believe marijuana should be removed from the ‘Schedule I’ classification of the Controlled Substances Act & Federally decriminalized, much in the same way The Volstead Act was repealed.
  • WAGES: I believe in a Federal $15 minimum wage.
  • MONEY IN POLITICS: I believe Citizens United was a ruinous decision. I will not accept any contributions from PAC's, Super PAC's or corporations for my campaign & if elected, I'll fight to roll-back this horrendous ruling.
  • VOTING: I believe the Electoral College should be abolished & a "one person, one vote" majority should decide Presidential elections. Further, I believe in OPEN PRIMARIES, and PAPER BALLOTS, with receipts.
  • TERM LIMITS: I fully support, and will fight to implement term limits on members of the House and Senate.
  • NET NEUTRALITY: I'm 100% in favor of net-neutrality & believe Ajit Pai's Sinclair decision may prove to be corrupt.
  • PRIVACY RIGHTS: I believe Edward Snowden & Chelsea Manning are American hero's, not criminals.
  • DRONE PROGRAM: I believe President Obama's extrajudicial drone assassinations are a disgraceful legacy.
  • MILITARY SPENDING: I'm disgusted by Senators like Liz Warren & Kamala Harris voting for Trump's defense bill.
  • DEATH PENALTY: I'm against the death penalty as I believe there's too great a risk of executing a potentially innocent person, and evidence shows definitively the death penalty does not serve as a deterrent to crime.

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