The results were not as good as 2014, but I tried my best to give the voters of the 20th State Senate District a choice. I thank those who did vote for me. It does take money and a boat load of time to make the race competitive, but it will take more development for the party and other interested parties to find someone who can do this again in 2022. It does take at least 10-16k to have a campaign with a bit more visibility.
I wrote some rants on my official campaign Facebook page that I would like to post here.
The general public in California will need to be prepared to save up money for tax increases for the utopia of my former opponent and our new Governor. California will only become the playground of the poor and the rich if they don’t understand the limits of their dreams. Be prepared for a services tax where the mechanic and hair salon will also have a tax equal to the sales tax.
Voters need to be vigilant about their incumbents no matter what party they come from. Watch their votes like a hawk, even the ones that they are too embarrassed to showcase in their “Important Legislative Update” Be community organizers like former President Obama when legislation is not going in your direction.
How much more regulations, how much more taxes will people accept before they cry uncle at Governor-elect Newsom, Assemblyman Rodriguez and Senator Leyva? I could accept diversity and inclusion, but you three are suffocating the middle class.
Yes, voters in many cities did raise their sales and or utility taxes, but even when cities like Rialto done this they still are in fiscal dire straits.
I know it may be tempting to pack up and leave, but we can not surrender without a fight.
I thank the voters in the primary and the general election for voting for me and the contributors who did their best to help fund my campaign.
I will still be around as your San Bernardino and state Republican Party committee member until July of 2022.
The campaign was there during the San Bernardino Yes on 6 rally on October 27th. I gave some signs to supporters in the eastern end of the 20th State Senate District which appreciated my presence.
You will likely see a video of myself shot for the Rialto Now blog about my race at that event.
Is there any undecided voters who are saying that I do not have my formal positions on the issues announced that you know of? I have my flyer available for download that you can share to your undecided friends and family so you can get a basic understanding about my campaign.
I am still answering emails from voters who want some clarification. Monday before Election Day I do expect I will get some emails and I will try my best to answer them before you head to the polls on Tuesday.
It is now October, many of you have received your vote by mail ballots particularly in Pomona. This is my update for the month and I am here to discuss a few things.
I will be at the Chino Tea Party meeting on October 13th. We meet at Archibalds in Chino Hills which is near the Chino/Chino Hills border at 9am. You can meet other candidates that cover our surrounding communities and perhaps pick up some signs from us as well.
Speaking on Issues
I was featured in an article on KVCR FM’s website a few weeks ago about the warehouse issue in Bloomington.
I discussed the mental health issue with an advocacy group dealing with mental health at Behavioral Health Action. The main takeaway from most of my points is we should use the revenue from that tax increase to fund mental health causes that has been collecting dust for mental health needs.
As Seen In Several Voter Guides
I was mentioned in several activist group voter guides in our district from the Chino Tea Party to the Redlands Tea Party Patriots as a candidate to vote for. I thank them.
Hello friends and supporters, campaign signs are being ordered and will be deployed to residences and businesses of the 20th district. I will also place a few at the Upland Republican Party headquarters as well for people to obtain them.
As of October 22, the Upland office at 222 N Mountain Ave Upland Suite 202 (near mountain and 9th street) has around 10 signs available for people to pick up. They are open M/W/SA/SU right now.
Any supporter who donated who lives in the district will get a sign reserved for them as well. I thank those who donated so far for my race.
In August I wrote the official opposition letter to Chaffey College Measure P which you can see on the county website and your upcoming sample ballot. I am trying my best to stand up for taxpayers in our community. With Democrats trying to kill off Proposition 13, we need to do our best to restrain tax increases as much as possible. 60 dollars for a 400-thousand-dollar home may be a small increase in your tax bill, but with other school districts in the past adding their charges it is another weeks’ worth of groceries you could have bought with that increase.
The best government is a government that is not severely bloated. Sacramento and local governments have a swamp just as much as in our nation’s capital. I am not that ignorant that some facilities must be repaired, but should we at least make a pledge to make the money last until the 2002 Measure L bond is paid off at the minimum. People think bond money is free money like the credit card promotional offers, but people must pay these costs in the long run.
As someone who would like to become a state legislator, I think there should be a better process when it comes to school bonds where the bond firm and the district must list the top 5 categories the proceeds of the bond would be used for and there would have to be two public information sessions about a proposed school bond. One during their normal meeting time and one during the opposite meeting time where if a district meets at 2pm, they would meet at 6pm for a public session.
Aside from the school bond issue, our incumbent has exited the legislature for the session and made so many horrendous votes. As your candidate against her, I hope to be used as your way to vent your frustration about all these bad votes during the last two years. I will be posting some links to some of the bad legislation that has happened during this session on my official campaign home page.
If you want future candidates from the Republican Party to challenge our incumbents we need your support. Candidates such as myself, Toni Holle and Christian Valiente would appreciate you telling your friends and family about us and possibly sending in a contribution for our races. We may not have six figures or more to run our races, but we absolutely would appreciate your support.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.