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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 20

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Jeff Gorman

Small Business Owner
71,658 votes (23.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Economy / National Security
  • Healthcare
  • Environment



Jeff Gorman was born and raised in Monterey, living most of his life on the Monterey Peninsula. Jeff was educated in local Monterey K-12 schools and graduated from Monterey High School in 1986.  From there, Jeff entered University of California Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.


After graduating from college, Jeff began a 23-year career in the financial sector working for 5 years in San Francisco as a bond trader for GT Global.  In 1997, he paused his career to intern in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and explore service opportunities at the Federal level.


Put off by the corruption of the Clinton Administration, Jeff returned home to Monterey to ‘tend his own garden.’ From 1997-2009 he worked as a broker for major brokerage firms, including Paine Webber, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and Merrill Lynch. In 2009, Jeff ventured on his own and started Gorman Financial. He maintains an office in downtown Monterey.


Public service is in Jeff Gorman's blood. His influences in Monterey civic service starts with his father, Dennis Gorman, whose career was engineering for the City of Monterey. His mother, Dottie Roberson, previously served on the League of Women Voters. Since 1979, she worked for Hank Ketcham Enterprises, which produces the artwork for the cartoon Dennis the Menace. She also sang in the Carmel Bach Festival for over 40 years, one of the longest serving volunteers. Additionally, Jeff's stepfather is a longtime elected leader and current Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson. All have had a tremendous influence on Jeff, inspiring him to volunteer and to give back to the community.


Jeff believes our Community benefits from volunteer service.  He has been active in Monterey civic life:   He serves as Treasurer of the Armstrong Foundation, served as a committeeman for the City of Monterey, served as the President of Monterey's Serra Club, served for 12 years as Cal Alumni Club President and four more as Treasurer.   Jeff Also volunteers with the Big Sur Land Trust and servesvolunteer member of CERT- Community Emergency Response Team.


Jeff currently serves as the Chair of the Monterey County Republican Party. He is an active member of the Lincoln Club.



Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

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

President Trump's Freedom and Prosperity Agenda!

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Jeff Gorman:

I support enforcing existing laws and appropriating funds to make the Executive Branch fully capable of ensuring our laws are followed.

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.?
Answer from Jeff Gorman:

We have all the tools needed to make investments (and finance them) in infrastructure. What is needed is focusing on return. The U.S. has wasted much funding by mandating infrastructure that is not well suited to local needs.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $67,734

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

Employees of Gourley Construction, Inc
Employees of Lionshare
Employees of Selg
Employees of Wood Architects
Employees of River Asset Management
Employees of Wells Fargo

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.39%
Pennsylvania 5.15%
Colorado 0.46%

By Size:

Large contributions (80.37%)
Small contributions (19.63%)

By Type:

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

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