Michael Eggman

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Michael Eggman
File:File:Michael Eggman.jpg
Born Turlock, California
Alma mater Fresno State
Occupation Farmer/Small Businessman/Beekeeper
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stacey Eggman
Website
http://www.eggmanforcongress.com

Michael Eggman (born November 7, 1965) is an almond farmer, beekeeper and small business owner. He is a Democratic candidate for Congress in tenth California district in 2014.[1][2]

Personal life and education

Eggman grew up on the family farm in Turlock, California where he attended Turlock High School and graduated from Fresno State in the Central Valley. His mother’s family immigrated to California from Mexico while his father’s family came from Oklahoma as Dustbowl refugees. Eggman married his college sweetheart, Stacey, with whom he has two children.[3]

His sister is California Assemblywoman Susan Eggman.[4]

2014 Congressional candidacy

Eggman is seeking the Democratic nomination in California's 10th congressional district. The incumbent congressman is Republican Jeff Denham.[5] Eggman cited Denham's votes during the United States federal government shutdown of 2013 as a key motivation in running for Congress.[6][7]

Eggman was endorsed by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and put on their Jumpstart program to provide early support to top tier challengers.[8] The Congressional District was won by President Obama in 2012.[1]

On March 3, 2014, Eggman was added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Red to Blue program of top targeted Congressional races as an emerging race.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bland, Scott (April 26, 2013). "Democrats Land Buzzy Recruit in Another Obama-GOP House District". National Journal. http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2013/04/democrats-land-buzzy-recruit-in-another-obama-gop-house-district-26. Retrieved February 27, 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Bland" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Caldwell, Leigh Ann (January 3, 2014). "5 House Races to Watch". CNN. http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/01/politics/2014-house-races/. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  3. "About Michael Eggman". 3/6/2014. http://www.eggmanforcongress.com/about. Retrieved 3/6/2014. 
  4. Bajko, Matthew S. (February 27, 2014). "Political Notebook: CA House candidate seeks Bay Area, LGBT support". Bay Area Reporter. http://www.bayareareporter.org/news/article.php?sec=news&article=69526. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  5. Van Oot, Torey (April 26, 2013). "CA lawmaker's brother to challenge GOP Rep. Jeff Denham". Sacramento Bee. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/04/democrat-michael-eggman-to-challenge-republican-jeff-denham.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  6. Campbell, Jason (April 26, 2013). "Michael Eggman wants to represent Manteca in Congress". Manteca Bulletin. http://www.mantecabulletin.com/archives/89052/. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  7. Cantatore, Alex (October 18, 2013). "Eggman: Denham's Vote "Reckless"". Turlock City News. http://www.turlockcitynews.com/news/item/1243-eggman-denham-s-vote-reckless/1243-eggman-denham-s-vote-reckless. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  8. White, Jeremy (May 9, 2013). "Michael Eggman, Pete Aguilar get support from national Dems". Sacramento Bee. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/05/michael-eggman-pete-aguilar-get-support-from-national-democratic-party.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  9. Schultheiss, Emily (March 3, 2014). "DCCC taps 16 pols for Red to Blue". Politico. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/03/dccc-2014-elections-red-to-blue-104176.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 

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