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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 41

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Doug Shepherd

Small Businessman
69,159 votes (35%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strengthen the Economy by promoting policies that help businesses, such as lower taxes and reduced regulation.
  • Create jobs by reducing the barriers businees face that impede growth.
  • Reduce foreign threats by fully funding the military and securing the border.




Doug Shepherd, and his wife have owned and operated several businesses over the years, including Shepherd Realty Groups and Outlook Escrow Inc.  He is a 32-yr veteran of the real estate industry, and has helped thousands of individuals and families realize the American Dream: home ownership. Several of his leadership roles have been in positions in both the California and National Association of Realtors. He has severed his local Association in many capacities including 2011 President of the Inland Valleys Association of Realtors.  He obtained his broker’s license in 1991.


Throughout his career—in good times and bad times—he has hired and employed hundreds of people who have become part of the Shepherd family. He always puts people first.


Shepherd arrived in the Inland Empire in 1987 as managing partner of the Veterans Housing Center in Riverside. He and Shelley (Nuhn) were married in 1984. They have two adult daughters. The family’s hobby is breeding, training and showing American Quarter Horses.


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Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $263,453

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

Doug Shepherd
Employees of Lemonade Stand
Employees of Re/Max International

More information about contributions

By State:

California 97.05%
Maryland 2.35%
Nevada 0.40%
Arizona 0.20%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.60%)
Small contributions (4.40%)

By Type:

From organizations (5.22%)
From individuals (94.78%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

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Shepherd is running because he wants to bring a good-sense approach to law making. He wants to be part of the team that shrinks the size and scope of the federal government. Doug states “I want to be at the forefront of the movement to restore the basic values that are the bedrock of this country. God, family, community and service.”

“Dad taught me that what people call common sense doesn’t always make good sense. Just because something sounds good does not make it right. Most of the time the feel good promises of politicians just don’t make good sense in the real world.”

“It is time for a good sense approach to government,” Shepherd states. We need to make government bureaucracy smaller so each individual is  “bigger”. That means people are more powerful and have more liberty over their own lives. There is nothing more American then personal liberty. We need to cut taxes and put more money in people's pockets. More financial freedom means more control over their own lives. Let’s create jobs by strengthening American businesses, both big and small, through less regulation and reduced taxes. Strong American business means more security for the individual working person.”

I am ready to serve in Congress and be part of the solution, not more of the problem.”




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