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Jason Chaffetz on Principles & Values

 


2008: Beat 12-year incumbent with grassroots volunteers

With no paid staff, no name recognition, no campaign debt and very little money Jason Chaffetz beat all odds. Standing firm on the conservative principles of fiscal discipline, limited government, accountability and a strong national defense, Jason knocked out a 12-year incumbent and was elected to represent Utah's 3rd Congressional District in 2008.

With an army of 1,000 grass-roots volunteers, good old-fashioned shoe leather, and despite being outspent by over $600,000, Jason defeated the Republican incumbent by 20 percent in the June 24, 2008 primary election. He won the general election by 37 points.

Congressman Chaffetz is working hard to represent Utah to Washington, not Washington to Utah. He is focused on returning the federal government back to its proper role, and reigning in the out of control spending and power grabs by lawmakers and special interests.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, jasonforcongress.com, "Home" , Jul 22, 2011

2005: Campaign manager for Jon Huntsman for Governor

In 1995, Jason's mother passed away after a long battle with cancer. During that time he was deeply touched by the personal generosity of the Huntsman family in their fight against cancer. When Jason heard that Jon Huntsman, Jr. was mounting a gubernatorial campaign he arranged a meeting through a mutual friend. Shortly thereafter, Huntsman named Jason his campaign manager.

Jason ran a well-organized campaign for John Huntsman, Jr. which resulted in victory. He then worked for another year as Huntsman's Chief of Staff. In 2005 Jason rejoined the private sector managing his own company, Maxtera Utah, a corporate communications and marketing firm.

Now Congressman Jason Chaffetz represents the people of Utah's 3rd Congressional District. He is energized and dedicated to fighting for what is right for Utah, and for the United States of America.

Source: 2012 Senate campaign website, jasonforcongress.com, "Home" , Jul 22, 2011

Member of the House Republican Young Guns.

Chaffetz is a member House Republican Young Guns

The new generation of pro-market, small government leaders filled such a need that in October 2007, Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard profiled Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy and christened them the "young guns."

Kevin approached Eric & Paul about the idea of traveling together, as "Young Guns", to visit Republican candidates interested in a new approach for the party.

What began as an informal way to support like-minded candidates became a more formal structure. Once the three Representatives had studied the candidate and given their support to become a Young Gun, they committed to providing financial support through their campaign committees.

Existing House Republicans were approached with a simple pitch: Are we willing to help ourselves by being proactive and going on the offense to change this House? Dozens of our House Republican colleagues joined the Young Gun effort as one of the many signs that the Republican Party had shifted.

Source: Young Guns 10-HRYG on Sep 14, 2010

Other candidates on Principles & Values: Jason Chaffetz on other issues:
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Gary Herbert
UT Senatorial:
Mike Lee
Orrin Hatch

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Retiring as of Jan. 2013:
AZ:Kyl(R)
CT:Lieberman(D)
HI:Akaka(D)
ND:Conrad(D)
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TX:Hutchison(R)
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AZ:Flake(R)
CA:Feinstein(D) vs.Holbrook(R)
CT:Bysiewicz(R) vs.Murphy(R) vs.Shays(R)
DE:Carper(D)
FL:Nelson(D) vs.LeMieux(R)
HI:Hirono(D) vs.Case(D)
IN:Lugar(R) vs.Mourdock(R) vs.Donnelly(D)
MA:Brown(R) vs.E.Warren(D) vs.Khazei(D) vs.Massie(D) vs.S.Warren(D)
MD:Cardin(D) vs.Wargotz(R) vs.Capps(R)
ME:Snowe(D) vs.D`Amboise(R)
MI:Stabenow(D) vs.Hekman(R) vs.Konetchy(R) vs.Hoekstra(R)
MO:McCaskill(D) vs.Akin(R) vs.Steelman(R)
MT:Tester(D) vs.Rehberg(R)
ND:(D) vs.Berg(R)

NE:Nelson(D) vs.Flynn(R) vs.Stenberg(R) vs.Bruning(R)
NJ:Menendez(D) vs.Linker(R)
NM:Bingaman(D) vs.Balderas(D) vs.Sanchez(R) vs.Wilson(R)
NV:Heller(R) vs.Berkley(D)
NY:Gillibrand(D) vs.Noren(D)
OH:Brown(D) vs.Coughlin(R) vs.Pryce(R)
PA:Casey(D) vs.Scaringi(R)
RI:Whitehouse(D) vs.Hinckley(R)
TN:Corker(R)
TX:Cruz(R) vs.Jones(R) vs.Leppert(R)
UT:Hatch(R) vs.Chaffetz(R)
VA:Kaine(D) vs.Allen(R) vs.Donner(R) vs.Radtke(R)
WA:Cantwell(D)
WI:Schiess(R) vs.Neumann(R) vs.Thompson(R) vs.Kagen(D) vs.Kind(D) vs.Baldwin(D)
WV:Manchin(D)
WY:Barrasso(R)
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www.jasonforcongress.com
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Mailing Address:
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Page last updated: Nov 04, 2011