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March 3, 2020,
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November 6, 2018, General Election Voter Guide

Introduction to Candidates and Offices on the Ballot

United States Senate

A U.S. Senator:

  • Serves as one of two Senators who represent California's interests in the United States Congress.
  • Proposes and votes on new national laws.
  • Votes on confirming federal judges, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and many high-level presidential appointments to civilian and military positions.

The person who receives the most votes for U.S. Senate will serve as a U.S. Senator for a term of 6 years starting in January 2019.

There are no "term limits" for the U.S. Senate, meaning that after each 6 year term, they can run for re-election if they so choose.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Kevin de LeĂłn | Democratic Party

I am honored to be the California Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for the U.S. Senate. The President is hell-bent on dividing our people and demeaning our California ideals. The Washington status quo is either unwilling or incapable of fighting back. Californians deserve a Senator who will fight for their futures with passion and independence. Like many of us chasing the American dream, I understand nothing is handed to you. Only in America could an immigrant housekeeper's son, like me, grow up to lead the California Senate. I've shared your life experiences—struggling to pay for housing, worrying about college tuition and covering healthcare costs. It's a struggle too few Washington DC leaders understand. With millionaires occupying two-thirds of the Senate, it's easy to understand how they have gotten so out of touch with everyday Americans. Despite their rhetoric, DC Democrats are dragging their feet on Medicare-for-all and climate change, fearing oil and drug company lobbyists. As California Senate President, I never settled for small thinking. I took on big insurance companies, fighting to provide healthcare for everyone. I fought Trump's tax hikes to protect the middle class; advanced tuition-free college, pay equity, immigrant rights and civil rights; and made California a world leader in the fight against climate change. We need bold leadership in the Senate to get this country on the right track, with an economy that works for all of us, not just the rich. I will bring proven California leadership to the U.S. Senate.

3605 Long Beach Blvd.
Suite 426
Long Beach, CA 90807
Tel: (818) 850-6462
E-mail: [email protected]
www.KevindeLeon.com
https://twitter.com/Kdeleon

Dianne Feinstein | Democratic Party

As California's Senator, I work hard every day to be a strong and effective voice for our state's progressive values, and I was proud to win the California Primary election with 70% of the Democratic vote. I'm a consistent advocate for universal health care, women's rights, LGBTQ rights and the rights of immigrants. I've taken on the NRA to get assault weapons off our streets, fought for equal pay for women, and sponsored legislation to protect Dreamers and end the outrageous policy of separating children from their parents at the border. I've championed economic opportunity that lifts all Californians, especially working families who struggle in today’s economy. I strongly oppose Donald Trump and his agenda that divides our nation and diminishes our alliances around the world. I helped defeat Republican efforts to repeal and sabotage the Affordable Care Act. As ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have strenuously opposed Trump's nomination of extremist judges. I am fighting to protect women in the workplace and passed a law this year that protects young women gymnasts and other amateur athletes from sexual predators. And I will continue to confront and stop Trump's reckless anti-environment agenda, including his rejection of climate change, his attacks on California's protected lands and his threats to grant new oil drilling permits off California's coast. Endorsed by President Barack Obama and Senator Kamala Harris, I ask for your vote so that I can continue to stand up for California in these challenging times.

P.O. Box 1270
Los Angeles, CA 90078
Tel: (866) 747-2981
E-mail: [email protected]
www.feinsteinforca.com
Facebook.com/DianneFeinstein





 

Governor

The Governor:

  • As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies, and appoints judges.
  • Proposes new laws, approves or vetoes legislation, and submits the annual state budget to the Legislature.
  • Mobilizes and directs state resources during emergencies.

The person who receives the most votes for Governor will serve as the Governor of California for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Governor can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

John H. Cox | Republican Party

I wasn't supposed to make it into this run-off for Governor. I'm not part of the political class, wasn't born rich, no family with political connections. My name is John Cox, and I think what the political class has done to working people in California is a crime. They've rigged the game, trading favors and enriching themselves, while millions of forgotten Californians have been left behind. We have sky-high gas prices and vehicle fees, with the highest poverty rate in the country. Where millions commute to cities they love, but can't afford to live in. So, they commute on roads that are a mess. They send their children to failing schools. Sacramento politicians ration water in our homes, while emptying our abundant water supply into the ocean. Our friends and family are moving out of California—not because they want to, but because they have to. Where for too many Californians, it's a choice between buying gas to get to work, or groceries to feed the family. That's a choice none of us should have to make. The good news—we don't have to put up with this, because help is on the way. We can stop the water rationing, repeal the gas tax, fix our schools, and make housing affordable again, but only if we're willing to hold our failed political leaders accountable. I'm John Cox and I want to be your governor.

E-mail: [email protected]
JohnCoxforGovernor.com
Twitter: @TheRealJohnHCox

Gavin Newsom | Democratic Party

Because this candidate did not agree to the state’s limits on political spending for their campaign, they were not allowed to provide a candidate statement or photo for the official guide. In respect of those decisions, they are also not featured here.





 

Lieutenant Governor

The Lieutenant Governor:

  • Assumes the office and duties of Governor in the case of impeachment, death, resignation, removal from office, or absence from the state.
  • Serves as president of the State Senate and has a tie-breaking vote.
  • Chairs the Commission for Economic Development; is a member of the State Lands Commission, and the Ocean Protection Council; and sits on the boards of the California university systems.

The person who receives the most votes for Lieutenant Governor will serve as the Lieutenant Governor of California for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Lieutenant Governor can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Eleni Kounalakis | Democratic Party

I am a businesswoman, mother, and former U.S. Ambassador under President Obama. I’m running for Lieutenant Governor to protect California’s values of diversity and opportunity—because they power our economy. I'm proud to be endorsed by Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Dianne Feinstein, California League of Conservation Voters, National Organization for Women and California Federation of Teachers. As the daughter of an immigrant and the first college graduate in my family, I’ll fight for affordable education by opposing tuition hikes at our UCs, CSUs, and community colleges. I’ll work to change the political culture in Sacramento to stop sexual harassment in workplaces everywhere, hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. As a U.S. Ambassador, I traveled with our military and know that promoting Democracy abroad means supporting our veterans when they come home. I believe in quality, affordable childcare and universal healthcare. I’ll Chair the State Lands Commission and fight against Donald Trump's plan to open California's coast for more offshore oil drilling. As a businesswoman, I built major infrastructure projects, created jobs for Californians, and delivered affordable housing for working families. I understand that we must build an economy that lifts up all Californians and protects the American Dream. I traveled to all 58 counties and heard your stories. I’ll always listen to the voices of all Californians. Thank you for your consideration and your vote.

916 Kearny St., #605
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: (415) 857-0921
E-mail: [email protected]
www.EleniforCA.com
@eleniforca

Ed Hernandez | Democratic Party

Dr. Ed Hernandez, State Senator and small businessman, is running for Lieutenant Governor to expand access to healthcare, lower the cost of prescription drugs, fight for working families, protect our environment, and make higher education more accessible and affordable. A father and grandfather, Hernandez has spent his life serving the healthcare needs of his community by bringing quality eye care to working families in the San Gabriel Valley. The grandson of immigrants, Hernandez grew up in a working-class community in L.A. County, worked his way through college, and built a successful small family business with his wife. As a healthcare provider, Senator Hernandez led the fight to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, passing a landmark law that cracks down on big pharmaceutical corporations for skyrocketing prescription drug costs by creating new, tough transparency rules to help lower drug prices. As a leader in the State Senate, Hernandez has helped pass laws to protect access to clean air and clean water, increase funding for schools and career education programs, and provide one year of free community college. State Senator Ed Hernandez is also helping lead the effort to end Sacramento’s culture of silence to protect people from sexual harassment, hold abusers accountable, and remove offenders from office. Hernandez is endorsed by California’s Teachers, Firefighters, Police, Nurses, Planned Parenthood, State Controller Betty Yee, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra because they know he will stand up for families against corporate special interests. Vote Senator Ed Hernandez for California Lieutenant Governor.

E-mail: [email protected]
www.edhernandez4ca.com





 

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State:

  • As the state's chief elections officer, oversees statewide elections and provides public access to campaign and lobbying financial information.
  • Maintains certain business filings, authenticates trademarks, regulates notaries public, and enables secured creditors to protect their financial interests.
  • Preserves California's history by acquiring, safeguarding, and sharing the state's historical treasures.

The person who receives the most votes for Secretary of State will serve as the California Secretary of State for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Secretary of State can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Alex Padilla | Democratic Party

I’m running to continue serving as your Secretary of State. This is a critical time for voting rights and I have a proven record of getting results. In my first term, I’ve worked to expand access to the ballot box, protect our elections’ security, and because of my work, California is now adding millions of eligible voters to its rolls. Our Secretary of State must deliver for Californians. As President of Los Angeles City Council, State Senator, and your Secretary of State, I’ve done just that. I respectfully ask for your vote. Visit Alex-Padilla.com to learn more.

777 S. Figueroa St., Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 452-6565
E-mail: [email protected]
www.alex-padilla.com
@alexpadilla4ca

Mark P. Meuser | Republican Party

Elections Matter. Recently, the Election Integrity Project of California filed a lawsuit where they alleged that California has more registered voters than eligible voters, 101% to be precise. Los Angeles County alone has 144% voter registration. Bloated voter rolls cost the taxpayers money to send unnecessary balloting materials. They also increase the opportunity for fraud. We need to remove from the rolls, those who have died, have moved, non-citizens, duplicate and fictitious registrations. Elections are critical to enable Californians to inform our government how we desire to be governed. Fair elections begin with accurate voter rolls, where only those who are eligible to vote are registered. The Secretary of State is responsible for maintaining the voter rolls. If the rolls remain bloated, special interests are able to use money and influence to elect bought and paid for politicians. Every day, I hear first-hand accounts of Californians who have watched as a non-citizen voted or learned that a dead relative voted. I am a native Californian who practices Constitutional and Election law. When I see an injustice, I stand up and help those in need. I have fought for the rights of the disabled and the free speech rights of college students, and I have won. Now I ask you to vote for me to clean up California's bloated voter rolls. I will to use technology and databases to clean up our voter rolls so that unauthorized votes do not dilute our voice. Elections Matter.

2 Civic Center, #4335
San Rafael, CA 94913
Tel: (209) 763-8737
E-mail: [email protected]
www.markmeuser.com
www.facebook.com/markpmeuser





 

Controller

The Controller:

  • As the state’s chief fiscal officer, serves as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.
  • Administers the state payroll system and unclaimed property laws, and conducts audits and reviews of state operations.
  • Serves on the Board of Equalization, the Board of Control, and other boards and commissions.

The person who receives the most votes for Controller will serve as the Controller of California for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Controller can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Betty T. Lee | Democratic Party

Thank you for the privilege and opportunity to serve as State Controller, California’s independent fiscal watchdog. I am proud of the accomplishments of my office during my first term to safeguard our tax dollars: expertly managing the State’s cash, avoiding any external borrowing to pay the bills for California; diligently uncovering close to $4 billion in public funds directed towards unallowed uses during state and local agency audits; aggressively improving state and local government financial reporting for increased transparency; and successfully reforming the State Board of Equalization to ensure uniform application of state tax laws and protecting taxpayer rights. With respect to my policy work on numerous boards and commissions, I am focused on providing retirement security for public and private sector workers and environmental stewardship to protect access to public trust lands and beaches and to address community impacts from port air quality and sea level rise. Looking ahead, I will continue to prepare California for the next economic downturn as well as serve as a leading voice on the economic effects to Californians of the changing nature of work and global climate change. I am grateful for the support of California’s educators, women’s organizations, environmental community, the women and men of the building and construction trades and law enforcement, and more who recognize the need for my 35 years of state and local finance experience, reputation for fairness, commitment to accountability, and tough-minded discipline in the office of State Controller. I would be honored to earn your vote.

16633 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1008
Encino, CA 91436
E-mail: [email protected]
www.bettyyee.com
Twitter: @BettyYeeforCA

Konstantinos Roditis | Republican Party

The Controller's office doesn’t think you pay enough taxes. They want to tax your doctor's visit, childcare, home and vehicle repairs, haircut, you name it they want to tax it. The result, you will pay hundreds if not thousands more a year in taxes. No on a Service and Labor Tax. We can't afford it. As Controller, I will fight to make California affordable, not seeking new ways to tax you. Yes on Prop 6: Politicians waste billions and only use 20% of gas tax funds towards road repairs. We pay four times more to fix a road than Texas. We have the money. As Controller, I will expose and stop the corrupt political backroom deals and end the waste, fraud, and abuse. Defund the High-Speed Rail: As Controller, I will Audit and Defund HSR on day-one. Environmentally Smart Policies: Don't waste billions of gallons of water and refuse to capture it and then look to tax us for using more than 55-gallons of water a day for our entire family. I will focus on solutions, not tax increases. Since the Controller is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of California, doesn’t it makes sense to have a CFO and visionary businessman that understands economics, fiscal responsibility, and balancing a budget as your next Controller? It’s time for a principled independent-minded Controller with no union, corporate, or special interest money. Vote to make California affordable. Vote for solutions, not tax increases. Vote Konstantinos Roditis for Controller.

751 S. Weir Canyon Rd., Ste. 157-160
Anaheim, CA 92808
Tel: (949) 607-8294
E-mail: [email protected]
cacontroller.com
facebook.com/konroditis





 

Treasurer

The Treasurer:

  • As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.
  • Serves on several commissions, most of which are related to the marketing of bonds.
  • Pays out state funds when spent by the Controller and other state agencies.

The person who receives the most votes for Treasurer will serve as the Treasurer of California for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Treasurer can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Greg Conlon | Republican Party

California needs a Republican who can exercise prudent fiscal responsibility to fix the State’s vulnerable financial condition. The generous pensions granted public employees has caused irresponsible unfunded pension and health care liabilities of nearly $300 billion. California's Treasurer serves on both State Pension Plan Boards—CalPERS and CalSTRS. I will bring my experience "to get the job done" on these Boards by addressing the unfunded pension liabilities by working to start a new defined contribution plan for new employees. My 20-plus years of experience as a CPA with an international public accounting firm will bring the financial knowledge needed to prudently invest California's funds and improve the State’s low credit rating. I also will work to eliminate the $800 minimum State Franchise Income Tax to help start-up corporations. I have public-sector experience relevant to the State Treasurer's office. This includes running the California Public Utilities Commission as its President and serving on the California Transportation Commission. I also headed the Finance Committee of the Town of Atherton. I hold a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Utah, Executive Business Training Program at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a J.D. degree from University of San Francisco. I served as an Air Force pilot. I have received numerous endorsements, including the California Republican Party and former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury George P. Shultz. I humbly ask for your vote and pledge to work every day, so our great State of California can become a stronger economy.

P.O. Box #2600
Menlo Park, CA 94026
Tel: (650) 315-4956
E-mail: [email protected]
www.gregconlon.com
Facebook.com/gregconlonforstatetreasurer

Fiona Ma | Democratic Party

As a CPA with experience in tax law and in balancing budgets I am qualified to serve as State Treasurer from Day 1 and will be able to manage California's investments with full accountability and transparency. I have been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1992, and have a B.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Taxation and an MBA in Finance. I stand for checks & balances and public accountability. That's why I led the major overhaul to restore trust in the State Board of Equalization. I have balanced budgets at the local level, at the state level during the Great Recession, and have overseen the collection of $60 billion in state revenues. I will create a robust first-time homebuyer program to make housing more accessible to all Californians. I will work to alleviate high student loan debt. I was born with a preexisting health condition and personally understand the urgent need for quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. Because my husband is a firefighter I know first-hand the importance of investing in our first responders. As State Treasurer, I will oversee investments in affordable housing, infrastructure, schools, hospitals, environmental protection and transportation. I will continue to safeguard our tax dollars, invest wisely to ensure positive returns and make sure government works with accountability and transparency. I’m proud to have the support of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, the California Teachers Association, California Professional Firefighters and California Small Business Association. I would be honored to have your vote. Thank you for your consideration.

2244 Ione Street
Sacramento, CA 95864
Tel: (415) 845-5450
E-mail: [email protected]
FionaMa.com
facebook.com/CA.FionaMa





 

Attorney General

The Attorney General:

  • As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that state laws are enforced and investigates fraudulent or illegal activities.
  • Heads the Department of Justice, which provides state government legal services and representing the state in civil and criminal court cases.
  • Oversees law enforcement agencies, including county district attorneys and sheriffs.

The person who receives the most votes for Attorney General will serve as the Attorney General of California for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Attorney General can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Steven Bailey | Republican Party

As a retired Judge of the California Superior Court, I know how to keep Californians safe from violent crime, which is now rising because of three dangerous laws passed in recent years—Propositions 47, 57 and AB 109. These dangerous experiments led to the early release of sex offenders, reduced the penalties for many offenses, and reduced or eliminated important tools used by judges to keep dangerous criminals—including gang members and repeat offenders—away from our homes and neighborhoods. Women, the elderly, and young people are increasingly the victims of violent crime—this must end. My first priority as Attorney General will be the safety and security of all Californians. That’s why crime victim advocates and law enforcement groups including Crime Victims United of CA, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, California Peace Officers Association, county sheriffs and district attorneys support me to be California’s next Attorney General. As a Superior Court Judge, I saw firsthand when the criminal justice system was working and now how it fails us. I know exactly what must be done to protect Californians from violent crime, including ensuring convicted felons no longer have access to firearms and restoring safety to every neighborhood. The Attorney General must be above partisanship. This isn’t about the Democrat answer or the Republican answer—it’s about the right answer to ensure every Californian can feel safe on the streets, at work and in their home. I would be honored to have your vote.

455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 936-2448
Email: [email protected]
www.BaileyforAG.com
www.facebook.com/JudgeBaileyForAG

Xavier Becerra | Democratic Party

As your Attorney General and chief law enforcement officer, I’m fighting—and winning—for Californians and our values. I’m taking on sex traffickers, the NRA, Big Oil, Big Banks and the Trump Administration. I’m prosecuting violent street gangs and taking thousands of guns off our streets. I’m fighting predatory for-profit colleges that steal from our students. I sued Trump—and won—to stop him from gutting our air quality protections and restricting women’s access to birth control. I’ve fought and won to protect the Dreamers—immigrants brought to the U.S. as young children. And, I’m in court protecting Californians’ right to health care. I fight these battles for Californians as the son of immigrants, the first in my family to graduate from a university, because all Californians deserve a chance to succeed. After law school, I worked as a legal aid attorney defending the mentally ill and then served as a Deputy Attorney General in the very office that I now lead. I then went to Congress to lead the fight to protect Social Security and Medicare. I’ve been fighting for California values all my life and I will never back down whether it’s sex traffickers, Big Oil, the NRA, or the Trump Administration. I’m proud to have earned the support of Governor Brown, the Democratic Party, Sierra Club California, Planned Parenthood, the California State Law Enforcement Association and California’s nurses, teachers and firefighters. I’d be honored to have your vote.

777 South Figueroa Street, Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 250-3400
Email: [email protected]
XavierBecerra.com
@XavierBecerra





 

Insurance Commissioner

The Insurance Commissioner:

  • Heads the Department of Insurance, which enforces California insurance laws and adopts regulations to implement the laws.
  • Licenses, regulates, and examines insurance companies.
  • Answers public questions and complaints about the insurance industry.

The person who receives the most votes for Insurance Commissioner will serve as the California Insurance Commissioner for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Insurance Commissioner can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Ricardo Lara | Democratic Party

Dear Californian, I am writing to share with you my core and simple belief—what we have in common is more important than what divides us. My mother was a seamstress. My father was a factory worker. They believed in the value of having insurance for the modest house they worked so hard to buy, and for the car that took them to their jobs. As they aged, they sacrificed a little more to buy life insurance. They did it because they knew they were one accident, one fire, one burglary, one serious illness away from losing everything they had worked for. Sadly, for many years they could not afford health insurance for their children. As a California Senator, I wrote the law to provide health insurance for 250,000 kids who didn’t have it—so their parents wouldn’t face bankruptcy if a child ends up in a serious accident or with a complex disease. I have a deep appreciation for the security people need. I believe that a healthy, honest, and competitive insurance market is one of the most important ways to provide the security we all need. The job of California’s Insurance Commissioner is really about two things—making sure that insurance is priced fairly and that if we ever need to use it, our claim will be handled fairly. I won’t have as much campaign money as others. So I appreciate you taking the time to read this letter and consider my candidacy. Sincerely, Ricardo Lara

3605 Long Beach Blvd.,
Suite 426
Long Beach, CA 90807
Tel: (562) 427-2100
E-mail: [email protected]
RicardoLara.com www.Facebook.com/Ricardo4CAIC

Steve Poizner | No Party Preference

From 2007–2011, I served as the California Insurance Commissioner, and am seeking your support for a 2nd term of public service. Why I am running as an Independent: The California Insurance Commissioner is a regulator requiring fierce independence from insurance companies and partisan party politics. With your support, I will be the first Independent to get elected statewide in California history. This will pave a path for others who are tired of partisan bickering and divisiveness. I will also refuse insurance industry contributions to my campaign like I did during my first term. My Background: I have a proven track record of success in the private sector starting and leading pioneering technology companies for over 35 years in California (e.g. my company SnapTrack invented GPS for mobile phones), and now as the founder of a nonprofit focused on expanding the innovation economy in Southern California. Why run for another term now? Californians face urgent issues: under-insured homeowners exposed to an increasing number of wildfires and floods, ongoing premium increases in health insurance markets, and the growing economic threat of cyber-crime. My record as Insurance Commissioner: We saved drivers and homeowners almost $2 billion in lower insurance rates; recovered $30 million for wildfire victims who were shortchanged by insurance companies; saved taxpayers $17 million by permanently cutting 13% of the budget (that's a first and without layoffs!); arrested over 2500 people for insurance fraud (a record!); and restored insurance for thousands of innocent consumers after health insurance companies illegally cancelled policies.

E-mail: [email protected]
www.StevePoizner.com





 

Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Superintendent of Public Instruction:

  • As the state’s chief of public schools, provides education policy direction to local school districts, and works with the educational community to improve academic performance.
  • Heads the Department of Education and carries out policies set by the State Board of Education.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of governing boards of the state’s higher education system.

The person who receives the most votes for Superintendent of Public Instruction will serve as the California Superintendent of Public Instruction for a term of 4 years starting in January 2019.

Because of term limits, the Superintendent of Public Instruction can only serve for a total of two terms.

There are two candidates for this position to choose from:

Tony K. Thurmond

I am running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction because I believe high-quality public schools are the key to California’s future. Education saved my life, enabling me to overcome humble beginnings. I was raised by a single mother who emigrated from Panama to become a teacher. She lost her battle to cancer when I was just 6 years old—so I grew up thinking college was out of reach. But with the help of supportive teachers and a strong public education, I became student body president at my university, and went on to earn two master’s degrees. As a lifelong advocate for youth and families, I spent 12 years working in schools, and started my career running after-school programs and counseling at-risk youth. I proudly served on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board, Richmond City Council, and now in the California State Assembly. As Superintendent, I will work to ensure all California kids have access to a high-quality neighborhood school. To accomplish that, I will: 1) Modernize our curriculum to prepare students for jobs in our fast-growing, 21st Century economy—2) Improve vocational job training education, emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts, and math—3) Invest in our teachers by raising their wages, offering professional development, and providing teachers with affordable housing so they can afford to live in the communities where they teach—4) Prioritize critical thinking, not teaching to the test, and—5) Fight to stop Betsy DeVos’s anti-education agenda from harming California’s kids. I’m endorsed by U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, California Democratic Party, current Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Sierra Club, Equality California, Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, teachers, nurses, firefighters, and many more.

P.O. Box 2145
Richmond, CA 94802
Tel: (510) 859-3241
E-mail: [email protected]
www.TonyThurmond.com
facebook.com/Tony.Thurmond

Marshall Tuck

As the son of a public school teacher, the product of public schools, and a public school parent, I believe strongly in the power of public schools. But California’s public schools need big changes to give all students the education they deserve. I’m running for State Superintendent because I’ve led public school systems that delivered real results for kids. Working with teachers and parents, we put more funding into classrooms, reduced bureaucracy, and prepared more students for college and careers. I helped create 10 new public high schools in low-income neighborhoods—and 8 of them were ranked among the top high schools in America by U.S. News & World Report. When I led the effort to turn around struggling public schools in Los Angeles, we raised graduation rates by more than 60%, and had the biggest academic improvement of any large school system in California. Our “Parent College” became a statewide model for getting parents more involved in their kids’ education. As State Superintendent, I will stand up to politicians in Sacramento and Washington, DC and do what’s best for students. My priorities will be: (1) Get more funding into local classrooms and cut bureaucracy and waste; (2) Empower teachers and parents to make more education decisions; (3) Expand career training and college prep to ensure all students are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Read my full plan at MarshallTuck.com. Let’s give all children in California the public schools they deserve.

20 Galli Drive, Suite A
Novato, CA 94949
Tel: (657) 229-3579
E-mail: [email protected]
www.MarshallTuck.com
www.facebook.com/TuckforCalifornia/





 

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