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District 9 — U.S. House of Representatives

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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.
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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Candidates

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Kathryn Nance

Republican
Stockton Police Sargeant
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Protecting our Delta Waterways from Governor Brown's...
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Alex Appleby

Libertarian
Entrepreneur / Financial Advisor
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  2. Transparency and simplicity in government. Everyone...
  3. Veteran Care. We need to create less veterans by having...
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Jerry McNerney

Democratic
Congressman
71,634 votes (55.3%)Winning
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Contributions

Total money raised: $1,215,665

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

1
Employees of Puma Springs Vineyards
$10,800
2
Calpine and employees
$10,650
3
Employees of University of California, Berkeley
$10,050
4
American Optometric Association
$10,000
4
Border Health PAC
$10,000
4
Communications Workers of America
$10,000
4
Honeywell International
$10,000
4
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
$10,000
4
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
$10,000
4
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
$10,000
4
National Association of Realtors
$10,000
4
National Beer Wholesalers Association
$10,000
4
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
$10,000
4
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
$10,000
4
United Association (UA)
$10,000
4
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
$10,000

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By State:

California 57.90%
District of Columbia 21.28%
Maryland 4.28%
Virginia 3.70%
Other 12.84%
57.90%21.28%12.84%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.32%)
Small contributions (7.68%)
92.32%

By Type:

From organizations (43.08%)
From individuals (56.92%)
43.08%56.92%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email info@jerrymcnerney.org
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Antonio C. "Tony" Amador

Republican
Retired U.S. Marshal
28,161 votes (21.7%)Winning
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Contributions

Total money raised: $79,742

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

1
Employees of WildRose Vineyards
$3,000
2
Employees of Charles T. Munger, Jr.
$2,700
3
Employees of Rancho's Club Casino
$2,500
3
Employees of Thomas Stokes
$2,500
4
Employees of Bank Of Stockton
$1,500
4
Employees of Larry Mettler
$1,500
4
Employees of Lewis, Marenstein, Wicke, Sherwin & Lee, LLP
$1,500

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By State:

California 94.26%
Florida 5.17%
Virginia 0.36%
Nevada 0.22%
94.26%

By Size:

Large contributions (87.34%)
Small contributions (12.66%)
87.34%12.66%

By Type:

From organizations (3.95%)
From individuals (96.05%)
96.05%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Candidate Contact Info

Email antonio.amador@yahoo.com
Republican
Stockton Police Sergeant
24,783 votes (19.1%)
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Top 3 Priorities

  • Protecting our Delta Waterways from Governor Brown's disasturous twin tunnels plan.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Stockton Police Sargeant
Police Officer, Stockton Police Department (1997–current)

Biography

Born and raised in the Stockton area, Kathryn Nance is a 19 year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, currently serving as a Sergeant with the Department's AB109 Task Force and as President of the Stockton Police Officers Association.  She has previously served as a Field Training Officer and as a member of the Department's Gang and Homicide units.  She is married to her husband of 11 years, James Nance, who also serves as an officer with the Stockton Police Department.  Together, they have a blended family of four children, ranging in ages of 15 to 24.  Kathryn is an avid outdoors enthusiast and enjoys activities such as hiking, cycling, kayaking and CrossFit.  Kathryn also served as the Chairwoman of Stockton's annual "Strides Against Cancer" relay. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $68,706

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

1
Employees of Mastagni Holstedt
$4,000
1
Tuff Boy Leasing and employees
$4,000
2
Employees of AG Spanos Companies
$2,500
2
Employees of Golden Bear Insurance
$2,500
2
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$2,500

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By State:

California 94.30%
District of Columbia 4.75%
Virginia 0.95%
94.30%

By Size:

Large contributions (82.31%)
Small contributions (17.69%)
82.31%17.69%

By Type:

From organizations (10.45%)
From individuals (89.55%)
10.45%89.55%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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Libertarian
Manager/Financial Advisor
5,029 votes (3.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Establishing term limits and preventing career politicians
  • Transparency and simplicity in government. Everyone should know what's happening in congress, and understand it!
  • Veteran Care. We need to create less veterans by having less foreign intervention, but taking care of our nations veterans is a top priority

Experience

Experience

Profession:Entrepreneur / Financial Advisor
Branch Manager and Financial Advisor, Parsonex Financial Services, Inc (2013–current)
At Large Member, Libertarian Party of California Executive Committee — Elected position (2016–current)
Chair Pro Tem, San Joaquin County Libertarian Party — Appointed position (2015–current)
Regional Leader and Financial Advisor, Primerica Financial Services (2004–2013)
Training and Evaluations Sergeant (Supervisor), Team Leader, Soldier, US Army (2000–2007)
Restaurant Training Coach, KFC (1999–2000)

Education

University of the Pacific Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship (current)
University of Colorado in Colorado Springs Business Marketing and Leadership (2012)

Community Activities

Greeter/Usher, Innovation Church (2013–current)
Cafe Director , Innovation Church (2014–2016)

Biography

Alexander E Appleby was born in Gilroy Ca, but raised in the Central Valley where his upbringing directly influenced where he would practice his life's work. As a youth in Northern California, Alex experienced poverty, and extreme financial hardships. At one pivotal moment, as he scrounged for discarded food; 7yr old Alex made a personal vow to never live like this again. Alex had his first job at 14; due to family circumstances he became emancipated at the age of 16 and immediately began supporting himself with 2 jobs. Alex showed what hard work and dedication looks like by running his own business as a minor and graduating from high school simultaneously in order to serve his country in the United States Army.

Private First Class Appleby excelled up through the ranks until being given the honor of a combat promotion to Sergeant in Iraq at age 20. Through two enlistments, five deployments and fifteen different countries, Alex received 14 awards and decorations to compliment his honorable discharge. Among other notable awards, SGT Appleby was acknowledged as an “expert” Small-arms Marksman, and a Longarms “Sharpshooter”. His love for Country has extended itself beyond his time served, as he expresses fervently, to this day, his personal tagline - Honored to serve.

The most recent chapter in Alex’s life began when he took the passion that developed in the military with him to a “confrontational politics” meeting locally in Stockton. The exposure was a call to action for Alex. He took the education, experience and networking connections he had made as a financial advisor and began to plan for his own campaign. Alex believes that the most fundamental changes are started from the ground up, and made a bold move to run for the congressional seat within his very own district. The unprecedented call to action bolstered the support of the Libertarian Party, as well as his professional work associates. Alex remains grounded to his roots in the community, through building personal connections at his church, and constant business related outreach. 

Alex believes that we can find real, personal, and financial freedom by taking things back to the principled framework that the founding fathers provided for us in the Constitution. Just like the dedicated soldier who enlisted as a minor into the armed forces, Alex would be honored to fight for you in the U.S. Congress. Among others, his platforms biggest push is going to be for reform of the Veteran Affairs system, and to establish a three term limit on incumbents currently occupying Congressional seats.

Once again, I am honored to serve.


- Alex Appleby

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Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Alex Appleby:

We need a simple process for legal immigration. Health check, background check, done.

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?
Answer from Alex Appleby:

This is why I think we are ready for 3rd party Representatives to rise up more than ever before! As a Libertarian I believe in the best of both sides, let's have small governemnt and be fiscally responsible, but let's also fight for individual freedom and be socially accepting. I can be the fresh perspective to work with everyone and get the job done. I represent the people, because I am one of the people. 

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.
Answer from Alex Appleby:

I think we need to have more of our soldiers home and not be trying to police the world. We have created many of the problems we have with excessive foriegn intervention and nation building. Keep our military trained, but keep them home unless they are REALLY needed. We could talk HOURS about this topic!

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Answer from Alex Appleby:

We need more water storage as well as water desalination technology

Political Beliefs

First off, I’d like to say that my goal is to create an environment where people of all kinds are responsible for themselves, and no one is forced to compromise their values for the benefit of others. I believe that respecting individual rights is necessary for prosperity, and true freedom. That’s simply the only way for us to prosper.

As a result, I will defend any person’s right to participate in any peaceful and honest activity, and I welcome the diversity that this act produces. The world I would like to build is one that allows people the unhindered ability to follow their own dreams to fruition. 

I stand for Less Government and More Freedom!

 

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