As a Republican running in a district with great odds, I am also running to continue my membership on the state and county Republican Party committees. There are issues I would like to see dealt with in the state and county parties.
For the state party I would like to see a subset of our delegation elected by the registered voters in each assembly district for four-year terms as how the California Democratic Party does it. People would pay a caucus fee to run for a state party delegate spot and they would campaign among their fellow registered republicans who have been registered for at least 1 year with the party. We can tier the delegates elected based on registration where the lowest would have 3 and the highest would have 9 for each assembly district. Those who become elected would be required to pay their first two-year term fees within 45 days of election else the next people on the election would take their seat.
The problem with the state party is its more about the movers and shakers than the grassroots of our party where many are just packing up for other states or becoming no party preference. The grassroots activists in California need a voice.
For San Bernardino County for which I attend most of the county party meetings, I try to give my voice and vote for integrity. I helped work on a resolution against SB 277 with the county party back in 2015. I prefer local elected Republicans with a spine endorsed instead of those who are just registered Republican.
Running for county party central committee is not cheap nor is running for a district that is heavily outnumbered by the other political party. However, I would like another four years to represent the people of Senate District 20 either way in Sacramento or in my political party.
Interested in helping to spread the message of my campaign? There is a link to do an online donation. Campaigns are not cheap and I would appreciate your support. Money will be spent well to help increase our audience for our ideas for a better 20th State Senate District and a better California.
You can donate monthly or a one-off donation. It is your choice.
If a sufficient amount of money is raised, I will either mail or drive to your place to drop off signs and or bumper stickers either in the primary or the general if desired.
I recently learned that my incumbent state senator who I desire to challenge for a rematch has a very lousy 8% score with the National Federation for Independent Business.
Small business owners are the lifeblood of our economy. These are the people who help make our communities and our state successful. If our incumbent and the district wants stuff like single payer health care then platitudes are not going to cash the checks.
We can not afford for more businesses to fold or move to states such as Nevada and Texas. We need the jobs and tax revenue as a whole. With automation due to the unsustainable minimum wage increase we need more places where people can find opportunity. Not all of us could work for government or the tech industry to find the great wage of success.
Many of the bills that NFIB opposed led to increased liabilities financially and legally that were displayed on the 2017 scorecard which could be found from the link above. She voted against the organization 11 times, abstained once and voted with them on one bill. Some of the bills mentioned were to expand paid family leave which increases costs on businesses who may be running on tight margins, bills to ban counties from using private labor to do contracts and lastly cap and trade 2.0 which will make operating in California a more costly obligation.
I would like to see companies such as Toyota and Mazda to pick California instead of Alabama. I would like to see companies like Nestle and Toyota remain instead of having migrated out.
The #metoo movement is going forwards where the men who have sexually harassed/abused women in politics and in Hollywood have taken consequences where they either lost gigs as actors or lost their seats as legislators as examples. However it seems even when it comes to sexual harassment and abuse if it affects their political party they could care less when it comes to Senator Tony Mendoza of Artesia.
Our incumbent has the union label stamped on her just as much as the leader Kevin De Leon and the new leader Toni Atkins where she is absolutely an insider with some pull in the chamber. They asked Tony to exit the chamber for a month while an investigation will be conducted, but the alleged offender is still in Sacramento conducting business when he was told to lay low where he was working on bills in Sacramento while on leave. Hopefully Kevin Le Leon will tell him to stay away until his suspension is over.
If you are not happy with the lack of leadership from the California State Senate Democratic Caucus, feel free to call Connie and or Kevin De Leon. Our incumbent says she was going to be a strong leader for women in her first few campaign mailers in 2014, but she needs to be consistent in what she is preaching. Those interns who work for politicians such as Tony Mendoza are approaching the age of her older daughter and she should want respect for all interns who work for the chamber no matter what political party the host legislator comes from.
Its not about protecting women it seems, it seems the incumbent and her friends want to protect the ability to raise taxes by not booting him for his transgressions.
Postscript: To be fair, she did vote for Melissa Melendez’s whistleblower bill AB 403 recently. However it seems on the Mendoza issue she is running the clock.
Welcome to the January campaign update:
I am starting to get signatures to help secure my nomination in the Top 2 primary for Senate District 20. Progress is decent where I have around half the signatures needed. However getting the nomination signatures required would be nice, however getting extra signatures has its benefits. Each valid signature is worth 53 cents down the filing fee. If you are not able to donate to my campaign, getting your friends and family who are able to sign my petition is very priceless.
I am re-introducing my Twitter page again. You can visit that resource at @munsoncampaign on Twitter.
It is also going to take MONEY to help spread our message throughout the 2018 campaign for myself and my fellow ticket members such as Toni Holle and Sean Flynn. Even though we will be handing out flyers to our targeted precincts we will work for other campaigns as well so we can be a successful ticket for June and November. I will do my best to find a processor that will allow for monthly contributions so it can be manageable for supporters to make things possible.
December 14th it begins. I will be going to San Bernardino to file for State Senate District 20. Although its highly unlikely that I will be seated in Sacramento next year, I will be running for another term as your county Republican Party and state party committee member.
Compared to those who are ordinary committee members for the county political party, I have to run a regular campaign for elected office and articulate the Republican and my personal vision for the seat.
This is the time where we can express our views about the issues we care about and our incumbent has to listen to us because just like the other 19 members of the body running in 2018, they have to run for their seats again.
I hope to help get out the vote for allied campaigns in Senate District 20 such as the congressional race in most of the eastern half of the district and the county supervisor race in the western part of my district.
If you live in the district, I hope I can attain your signature. I will be planning an east valley signature event in January as well.