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.
Welcome to the political homepage of Matthew Munson. Munson is your committee member for the California, Los Angeles and San Bernardino County Republican Parties for the 2018-2022 term. Look forwards to legislative alerts for supporters and friends to get mobilized.
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
No need for cat fights or childish games, the Chino Valley deserves better. I may be annoyed by my congresswoman Norma Torres, but this civil war within the Democratic Party incumbents is simply sad. We don’t need to behave like we are from Taiwan where their legislators throw chairs at each other.
I disagree with Connie, Freddie and Norma and we should not have to worry about if we want to be jabbed with 100 daggers or 99 daggers with the 52nd Assembly district. I hope Republicans choose my ticket mate Toni Holle to provide some sanity in the race and make this civil war costly for both Democrats.
In the 20th State Senate District which I will be filing soon for, I am running because I have seen no leadership on the issues of Proposition 47 and 57 where it did little for reducing crime in our state. I am running because we need better ideas on water management instead of sending windfall gains of water straight back to the ocean. I am running because I find little logic in 100% renewable energy when countries such as Australia are facing blackouts due to these policies. I am running because working families can’t afford four or five-dollar gasoline which the incumbent’s votes and policies will lead to this progression. We can still refurbish our existing refineries and build a new one while planning with hydrogen fueling stations for new technologies for the future.
I want to provide the voters a choice not an echo. We don’t need a battle between two candidates who are virtually identical. Unfortunately, when name brand candidates gave up on Assembly District 52, its up to the activists to speak up until the name brand candidates get the courage to run again.
Even though this war may be amusing, our communities do not need it.
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 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.