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.
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.
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.