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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 15

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Brendan St John

No Party Preference
Medical Device Consultant
4,322 votes (3.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Serve the interests of the people of District 15 in Congress free from the pressure and influence from Party Leaders and Special Interest Groups.
  • Restore local control of community growth and neighborhood integrity.
  • Mediate a collaborative border security and DACA solution.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Medical Device Marketing
League Vice President, Head of Flag Football Division, Pleasanton Junior Football League — Elected position (2017–current)

Education

Santa Clara University M.B.A., Marketing and Business Management (1999)
The Ohio State University Bachelors of Science; Business Administration, Marketing (1990)

Community Activities

Vice President, Head of Flag Football Division, Pleasanton Junior Football League (2016–current)
Volunteer (Building Homes in Tecate Mexico), Amor Ministries (2014–2016)
Event Volunteer, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (2012–2012)
San Ramon Art and Wind Festival - Primary contact and organizer for Church, Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church (2004–2007)

Biography

Results matter. In a corporate environment there is no luxury of simply blaming other departments (or individuals) to deflect a lack of goal attainment. Every employee is reviewed based upon the goal attainment based upon agreed upon objectives.   Focusing upon areas of agreement, rather than dwelling on conflict, was vital to moving projects through the development cycle and gaining cross-departmental agreement.  I lead projects to completion on time and on budget; a skill set that is vitally needed in Washington.  My experience in the Medical Device industry (Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Ekso Bionics, HemoSense, TheraSense) has better equipped me to understand one of the more challenging issues of the day - our failing healthcare system.  Less than 4% of Congress (House and Senate) has any heathcare experience.  As costs continue to rise and budgets get squeeze Congress will need member with hands on experience to produce a solution that will benefit all Americans.

I've lived in District 15 for 20+ years raising 3 children and facing all the same challenges and struggles that you do on a day to day basis.  Speaking with people throughout the district it was clear that their story is my story.  When we work hard to provide for our families it's frustrating to see our elected officials engaged in partisan drama and bickering.  It has to stop.  I'm a non-party affiliated grassroots funded candidate.  If elected I'll be able to represent YOU in Washington free from outside influence from Party Leaders or Special Interest Groups.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $9,203

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

1
Employees of Sans Restaurants
$2,700
2
Brendan St John
$1,360
3
Employees of Kaiser Permanente
$1,000
4
Employees of Sage Centers
$500
5
Employees of Larson Packaging
$250

More information about contributions

By State:

California 96.08%
Arizona 3.92%
96.08%

By Size:

Large contributions (80.40%)
Small contributions (19.60%)
80.40%19.60%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

My political views in simple terms are fiscally conservative-socially moderate.  

More important is the political philosophy of building consensus.  As I've spoken with Democrats and Republicans throughout District 15 I'm encouraged by the level of overlap in views and beliefs that exists.  The problems is the politicians in Washington value party loyalty more than they value serving their districts.  I believe it is vital to focus on the area of agreement on any issue.  That is the foundation.  Even if it is only 5%, you use the 5% as the building blocks for expanding a solution and finding additional compromise and tradeoffs that may benefit more people.  If additional compromise can't be obtained at the very least the two sides should move the 5% of overlap forward.  That is not happening right now in Washington. 

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