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Welcome to the official campaign website of Munson for State Senate 2018. This website will be updated with issue policy papers, public appearances and other useful information about this race for the 20th State Senate District. The election is November 6th and I hope I can earn your vote.

August Campaign Newsletter

We have nearly three months until the election. My campaign is about giving the voters a way to vent their frustration with Sacramento in the way our incumbent state senator has voted on issues such as crime and taxes. If I did not run, we would have had her unopposed and that would have been very disappointing because the guy I beat died. I am not here to be everything to all people, but I would rather be honest. I believe our motorists should not be the ATM machine for our government when many of us are struggling to afford our commute to work and our home/rent payments with her SB 1 and AB 398 votes. August 15th will be the event in San Bernardino where you can hear from Carl the proponent of Proposition 6 and candidates such as myself.

I do plan to attend the next Chino Tea Party event on August 12th, if anyone has any issues that they feel need to be discussed let me know before or after the meeting. People are more than invited to give checks if desired there as well. 15421 Fairfield Ranch Rd, Chino Hills, CA 91709 9am is when the meeting begins.

My district includes two major churches and there are issues that many voters do find important this year when it comes to faith, life and values.

SB 320, the college abortion pill is coming closer to passage, since our legislator is the author it will be mighty difficult to ask her to reconsider her bill. However, tell your friends and family who live in other districts why the abortion pill should not have easier access in our college campuses when the pill is not exactly perfect for the woman herself where complications can happen.

AB 2943, I may have a divergent opinion on this bill compared to others in my political party, but I oppose the bill because I realize this bill will be likely overturned in the federal supreme court causing major damage to LGBT rights advocates and I highly recommend that the author pull the bill for the session. I may agree that there needs to be solutions to the issue, but the way the bill is written it is perceived as bringing a nuclear bomb to a fist fight. Personally, I do not want a costly and divisive campaign to repeal the likely law either. Even if you have the majority in the legislature the Democrats underestimate the religious conservative community in our state.

Money helps big time with political campaigns. Your donation can make a difference. Running on fumes is not fun either, I would like to see another 1600 dollars raised by fall. You can do monthly donations or one time donations via the website.

Better State Party Leadership Is Needed

In addition to being candidate for State Senate District 20, I also sit as member on the state, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Parties as your nominee for 2018. I am concerned about our future prospects as a state party, the same trajectory is not going to cut it.

I agree we got a decent cash injection in the last five years, but in exchange for the cash injection we sold our soul where many Republicans and people who lean to vote in our party lost the enthusiasm for our candidates after being served statewide candidates that had little or no difference to the Democratic Party choices.

We have to be different because people will want the real thing instead of a pale imitation. We want candidates and office holders to stand up against the state Democrats instead of jumping in the pool with them. Voter registration and voter education will be necessary as soon as possible so we can help get the electorate to make change.  Continue reading Better State Party Leadership Is Needed

Quick Updates July 2018

  • I clinched my primary last month with around 30 thousand votes. Thank You.
  • Donations will still be needed for the general election. I have online donation processing available. No matter if it is 10 or 100 bucks, any help is appreciated. You also can do checks or cash donations in person at the county party or Chino Tea Party meetings as well.
  • If there are any events of interest in the district let me know. If Republican women in the east end of the district want me to visit I am open to the possibility of meeting.
  • Events I am attending in the next week: Chino Tea Party @ Archibalds Chino Hills, July 14th 9a. San Bernardino County Republican Party @ Doubletree San Bernardino, July 12th 7p.
  • I will be appointing a very well known San Bernardino County Republican to be my alternate as of the August meeting.
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Water Rationing Bills Passed Before Election

Gov. Brown signed Assembly Bill 1668 and Senate Bill 606 May 31, 2018, which are jointly designed to overhaul California’s approach to conserving water.
(Mike MORRELL and Jay OBERNOLTE voted AGAINST these bills…)  … This was quietly signed and after many voters already sent in their ballots not knowing
this scheme imposed by the Democratic legislature.
The measures impose a number of new or expanded requirements on state water agencies and local water suppliers, and provide for significantly greater state oversight of local water suppliers’ water use, even in non-drought years. They were adopted in response to Brown’s May 2016 executive order, which called to make water conservation a “way of life” in California.
Among other things, AB 1668 and SB 606 require the State Water Resources Control Board, in coordination with the Department of Water Resources, to establish long-term urban water use efficiency standards by June 30, 2022. Those standards will include components for indoor residential use, outdoor residential use, water losses and other uses.
Regarding indoor residential use, the new laws set a standard of 55 gallons per-person, per-day through Jan. 1, 2025. After that date, the amount will be incrementally reduced over time. For the development of outdoor residential use standards, the bills require DWR to conduct studies of landscaping and climate throughout the State by 2021. DWR will then provide the resulting data to SWRCB and local water suppliers for development of urban water use objectives.
In addition, the bills will require local water suppliers to calculate and comply with their water use objectives and report those objectives and actual use to DWR. New five-year drought risk assessments and water shortage contingency plans must also be incorporated into Urban Water Management Plans.
Starting in 2027, local water suppliers’ failure to comply with SWRCB’s adopted long-term standards could result in fines of $1,000 per day during non-drought years, and $10,000 per day during declared drought emergencies and certain dry years.
These are just some of the many changes ushered in by AB 1668 and SB 606. As the new laws are implemented by SWRCB and DWR over the next several years, they will dramatically change how local water suppliers plan for, report and achieve water use efficiency and drought management within their service areas.
– Best Best & Krieger
Usual laundry : 40 gallons
Single toilet flush: 1.8 to 3 gallons 
Shower ( 8 min ) : 17 gallons 
Drink (average adult) : 0.71 gallon
 
This does not include pets, cleaning tub, etc… 
 

Thank Our Incumbent For Regressive Taxes

                       Bill                Impact                    Her Vote
SB-1 Gas and Car Tax (2017) · Increased the Excise tax on gasoline to 12 cents a gallon and diesel even more.

· Increased vehicle registration fees $25-175

YES
Sb-231 Local government: fees and charges. · Allows property tax to be increased for storm water projects without voter approval. YES
SB-2 Transaction Tax · Added a $75 (max $225) tax for real estate transactions YES
Ab 398 Cap and trade · Could raise gas prices by an estimated 63 cents per gallon in 2021.

· Make our state even more expensive to do business in.

YES

June Newsletter

The Campaign

The primary has been a bit quieter. I have had several Tea Party groups in the region feature me on their voter guides and I thank them. However, in the General Election it will be time to pump up the volume and get active. Right now, the campaign has a modest amount of debt of around 150 dollars and it would be great if we can close the books and break even for the primary cycle with a few more contributions, so we can be ready for the general. I will be ready to answer questions on Facebook and Twitter and my email address if people want to communicate with me. On Monday and Tuesday, the questions will be answered when I am free from work.

Nickel and Dimed

It seems that we are being priced out of living in our state due to the central planning mentality of the governing party and our incumbents. The gas tax is not going entirely for roads and they want us off the roads. They want I-10 and possibly the rest of our highways such as CA-60 and I-210 be tolled as well so we can have the pleasure in driving in 25 dollar each way lanes if we do not want to eat 2 to 4 hours of our lives a day in traffic. Will my opponent do what her friends and agencies such as SCAG want the public to do such as taking Omnitrans to her district office and back? New lanes and new highways are not going to be easily built unless there is an element to get us off our cars thanks to the Democrats.

Water Talk

Rationing Californians with 55 gallons per day is going to be unfair when people like Oprah and Mark Zuckerberg have bigger water demands when they should be subjected to the same upcoming pain. I think there are more intermediate ideas we can do before we go draconian as what our state legislature have done. First, let us consider making high efficiency washers the default washing machine in California. Washing clothes does consume 29 to 45 gallons of water per load while the high efficiency washer does it with only 15 to 29 gallons per load. If we can save 25 to 40% more water from each load it would be progress.  Rationing means more government control.

Upcoming Plans

Other campaigns will be in operation in conjunction with the Assembly and State Senate races. We will be the local connections with the gas tax/car tag increase repeal effort. There are good things coming in this potential General Election.

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Transportation Funding

Transportation funding is a very touchy subject in our state. We have factions with different sets of priorities and projects across our state that local agencies want to see funded. The main source of transportation funding is through gasoline taxes in California, but due to environmental regulations and punitive gasoline tax increases from the 2021 increase in AB 398 the sales of gasoline will eventually decline, and legislators are looking for new ways of funding.

The problem is the solution of the vehicle mileage tax which is gradually going to be implemented in our state with SB 1328. Although its designed to be a replacement for funding transportation services in our state it is also can be designed to limit our freedoms as a people in California.

I could understand that we want people using alternative fuels to also pay their share of the costs of using our roads in the state, but the environmental faction does not want the common people driving. California has been a state designed on the car since the invention of the mass market automobile nearly a century ago where state and regional leaders want to transform the culture in our state to public transportation instead of people relying on their cars even if they are electric or hydrogen.

If a VMT is proposed, we need to make sure there are consumer protections such as the government has no right to turnoff one’s right to drive if one drives too much. Government would be prohibited from charging people for the right to use their car on top of VMT such as having to pay for a 10-dollar day pass to use your car. There should be prohibitions on overuse pricing. You simply pay what you drive. I am also worried that VMT will be bad on the privacy angle as well where government will have an easier time to track you down.

If we were going to implement the VMT in California I would use the baseline of 40 miles per gallon to help calculate the cost of taxation. 1.5 cents a mile would be the cost in our state that would be the cost that would include federal and state taxes at the same time at current prices.

However, VMT should not be immediately implemented unless gasoline tax receipts decline more than 30% in a three-year period. Politicians usually like to implement solutions in search of a problem such as the misguided attempts in trying to regulate home schooling earlier in 2018. Continue reading Transportation Funding

April Newsletter

Even though the probability will be likely that I will advance to the general election in the Top 2. I will be making two major appearances in April. I will be attending as a spectator the Unite IE Conference at the Riverside convention center. If you live in Grand Terrace or Colton area it might be a good idea to spend a Sunday afternoon there on April 8th.  Tickets are $39 and notable conservative speakers will be there from 12:30 pm to the close at 5.

The other event is in the district in Ontario. Visit the San Bernardino County Republican Party during their first endorsement convention. Tickets are around $13, and the event is on April 14th. Many races are being considered for endorsement by the membership such as statewide races, legislative races including mine, county and local elections. As one of the current members of the committee I will also have a vote during those proceedings.

I thank those who have donated recently to the campaign. We are almost caught up after paying the filing fee, but flyers and other advertising does cost money and I would appreciate any assistance.

Unite IE Event – Riverside Convention Center presented by AM 590 April 8th Doors open at 12:30pm, general tickets $39

San Bernardino County Republican Party event – Ontario Holiday Inn – April 14th, Doors open at 11am, general tickets $13