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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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District 1U.S. House of RepresentativesJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

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June 7, 2016California Primary Election

U.S. House of RepresentativesDistrict 1

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About this office

Representatives are elected to two-year terms to represent the people of a specific congressional district in the federal government. They introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and are responsible for approving federal taxes.
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Doug La Malfa

Republican
Farmer/US Representative
86,136 votes (40.8%)Winning
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Total money raised: $797,430

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Norene Ranches
$10,800
2
American Crystal Sugar
$10,000
2
Blue Diamond Growers
$10,000
2
California Dairies
$10,000
2
California Rice Industry Association
$10,000
2
Ernst & Young
$10,000
2
Farm Credit Council
$10,000
2
Honeywell International
$10,000
2
Majority Committee PAC (MCPAC)
$10,000
2
National Automobile Dealers Association
$10,000
2
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
$10,000
2
Prosperity Action
$10,000

By State:

California 51.33%
District of Columbia 18.99%
Virginia 9.47%
Illinois 2.76%
Other 17.45%
51.33%18.99%9.47%17.45%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.28%)
Small contributions (3.72%)
96.28%

By Type:

From organizations (63.30%)
From individuals (36.70%)
63.30%36.70%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.
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Source: Butte County Clerk

 

America’s middle income families, workers and small businesses are struggling to make a better life and our nation faces serious threats from terrorism.  The values I learned growing up on the family farm are needed in Washington and I am working hard to bring those North State values to Congress.

 

As your representative, I have: Passed legislation in the House of Representatives to protect north state water and build new water storage, including Sites Reservoir.  This project means jobs and water for our district.  Voted for significant tax reductions for Families, Small Businesses & Farms.  I’m proud to be endorsed by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer’s Association.  Worked to slash debt and waste and balance the federal budget.  Voted to increase America’s national security, strengthen our military and help our veterans get the care they deserve.  Fought to defeat President Obama’s new oil tax, repeal Obamacare and reign in out of control federal bureaucrats and tax-hikers.

 

Government cannot and should not do everything.  When big government is the problem, more government is not the solution.  I’d be honored to receive your vote.  Please visit www.DougLaMalfa.com.

Email doug@douglamalfa.com
Democratic
Taxpayer's Advocate
59,665 votes (28.3%)Winning
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  • Permanent Funding of Social Security & Medicare
  • Infrastructure repair & improvement, including roads, bridges, airports and high speed internet
  • Closing Tax Looholes that give special interests favorable tax rates and fails to tax corporations on income earned overseas
Profession:Tax Payers Advocate
Attorney-Senior Partner, Nichols, Catterton, Downing & Reed (1977current)
MS-Taxation-Golden Gate University BS Electrical Engineering-U.C. Berkeley, JD-San FRancisco Law School (1988)
Past President, Rotary (1984current)
  • The California Democratice Party. Steve Carlton-D.A. Shasta County. Candy Carlson-Supervfisor-Tehama County
1.
Immigration

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

Answer from Jim Reed:

We need immigration reform. First we should do a bettter job of tracking people legally entering the country but who over stay their visas. Second, we should expand legal immigration to bring people with high skills into the Country. Finally, we must address the fact that there are over 11 Million undocumented people living in the US who have established roots and have been here for a long time; if they have not committed any serious crimes and are working or otherwise contributing to society, they should pay a fine for the violation of the law, and be allowed to remain in the Country. There must be a path to enventual citizenship.

2.
Partisan Political Climate

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?

Answer from Jim Reed:

If elected, I am committed to meeting with every Congressional Representitive who will meet with me, regardless of party, in the first 100 days of office. The purpose of the meetings will be to see what middle ground can be reached and develope a relationship that will help get things done in the future.

3.
National Security

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.

Answer from Jim Reed:

In general, what we are doing now is suffricient but we need to work hard on developing intelligence to locate potential terrorists before they act. We also need to extricate ourselves from the Middle East conflicts as our involvement only serve as a catalyst for terrorist recruitment and terrorist acts againsat the US.

4.
Drought

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?

Answer from Jim Reed:

The Federal Government needs to invest in infrastructure, including creating aditional water storage. But the investment in infrastructure should not be limited to water storage. We need to invest in conservation, waste water reuse & recycling, and creating new sources of water such as desalination.

Total money raised: $132,609

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Management Companies
$5,400
1
Property Management Companies
$5,400
2
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
$5,000
3
Hagstrom Realty
$4,000
4
Bank of America
$2,700

By State:

California 91.81%
District of Columbia 7.28%
Ohio 0.91%
91.81%

By Size:

Large contributions (85.70%)
Small contributions (14.30%)
85.70%14.30%

By Type:

From organizations (13.89%)
From individuals (86.11%)
13.89%86.11%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

I consider myself as a Democrat Libertarian. In most ares, Government regulation should only be used when required to stop abuse. Certainly when it comes to the economy and environment, repeated abuse requires careful regulation. In general small businesses are over-regulated and big busiensses are under-regulated.

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Occupation:  Taxpayer’s Advocate

Electrical Engineer, Attorney & Taxpayer Advocate.  President Eisenhower warned us about the Military Industrial Complex; his warning has been ignored.  The U.S. Military Budget is over $600 billion this year (more than ½ the total discretionary spending by Congress), larger than China’s, Russia’s, Saudi Arabia’s, France’s, Great Britton’s & India’s Military budgets combined, the 6 largest after the U.S.  Much Military spending does not keep us safe, but provides extravagant benefits to certain special interest groups.

Spending on infrastructure, at the same time, is ignored.  The Army Corp of Engineers estimates it will cost $4 Trillion to repair & improve the infrastructure in the U.S. Infrastructure repair & improvement will not only make our businesses more competitive, create jobs, and give us a safer place to live,including protecting us from foreign enemies.  We won World War II in large part because of our superior infrastructure and manufacturing capacity.  I will be a voice in Congressto reallocate substantial spending from Defense to Infrastructure Repair.

My background in Engineering & Law and strong familiarity with the Tax Code gives me insight into what can be done to protect the environment, create jobs, close tax loopholes that favor special interests, and save Social Security & Medicare.

I believe small businesses are over-regulated while large Companies are under-regulated.  When it comes to the economy, I believe during hard times it is necessary to spend more thanthe revenue collected, but in good times we should have a balanced budget.

Visit: Jimreed2016.com

Republican
Small Businessman
35,875 votes (17%)
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  • Bring employers and jobs to the North State
  • Protect our North State Waters from being sent south
  • Stop corporate welfare grants
Profession:Small-Businessman, Former Judge
General Manager/Business Partner, AAA Properties/Hotel Diamond (2013current)
President/CEO, Franchise Consultant Services, Inc (20112013)
District Manager/Territory Executive, Farmers Insurance & Financial Solutions (20062011)
Administrative Law Judge/Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge, Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings (20012006)
Administrative Law Judge/Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Law Ju, Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings — Appointed position (20012006)
U.C.L.A. School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (1993)
California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Communication Studies (1990)
California Military Academy Certificate of Completion, Military leadership, tactics and strategy (1989)
Founding member/judge, Chico Youth Court (2014current)
Founding board member, Stairways Programming (2015current)
Board member, Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) (2014current)
Board member, Farmers Employees and Agents Political Action Committee (20092011)
Board member, Washington Administrative Law Judges Association (20042006)

  • Marital/Family Status:  Joe Montes has been married to his wife and best friend, Cindy, for 27 years.  They are the proud parents of Alexander, Maggie, and Wednesday, their three rescue cats
  • Education:

Ø  California Military Academy – 1989.

Ø  California State University, Sacramento - Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies - Summa Cum Laude – 1990.

Ø  U.C.L.A. School of Law - Juris Doctor – 1993.

  • Experience: 

Ø  Joe is the General Manager of AAA Properties, a Chico-based property management firm with residential and commercial properties located primarily in Chico and the surrounding area.  In his role, he also has oversite authority over the Hotel Diamond.

Ø  Joe is a former Administrative Law Judge, and Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge in Washington.

Ø  Joe is the former President of Franchise Consultant Services, Inc., a franchise development firm.

Ø  Joe is a former Regional Vice President and Director of Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services, the nation’s largest for-profit arbitration and mediation firm.

  • Military Service:  Joe is a veteran.  He served in both the California Air National Guard and the Army National Guard.  He is a graduate of the California Military Academy and has been a member of the American Legion for twenty-three years.
  • Academic Accomplishments/Honors and Distinctions:

Founding Member and Judge - Chico Youth Court
Board Member - Stairways Programming
Board Member - Downtown Chico Business Association
Member - Washington State Bar Association
Member and former Province President - Phi Delta Phi International Legal Society
Member - Golden Key National Honor Society, CSU, Sacramento
Former Board Member - Washington Administrative Law Judge’s Association
Former Board Member - Farmers Political Action Committee
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
Honored Member of the American Registry of Outstanding Professionals
International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs
National Who’s Who of Business Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Former California State Senator, Sam Aanestad
  • Butte County Supervisor, Larry Wahl
  • Michael Zuccolillo, Chair of the Butte County Republican Party
  • California Republican Assembly
  • Lars Larson, National Radio Talk Show Host
1.
Immigration

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

Answer from Joe Montes:

I favor a return to the Bracero Program in which vetted foreign workers are allowed to enter/re-enter the U.S. under a work visa for approved work, but only in areas that U.S. citizens refuse to work.  If the work is seasonal, as in agriculture, migrant workers should return to their own countries with the understanding they will be allowed to return the next season.   

We must actively pursue and remove those who overstay their work visas. I favor a technological “wall” over a physical wall.  There are excellent facial recognition programs the government can use at key detection points around the southern and northern borders to identify known terrorists, or other threats, including those who were previously deported. Using technology will not eliminate the need for border agents, but it will reduce the amount of agents needed.  I would require the government to dispose of all records involving American citizens within a short period of time to avoid abuse of privacy.

I do not favor an amnesty program for those who illegally enter the country. Anyone that comes here must enter legally.  Anyone who stays here must have a current visa. An amnesty program is not fair to those who have waited years to enter our country lawfully.

 

2.
Partisan Political Climate

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?

Answer from Joe Montes:

As a former prosecutor and judge, I am a very seasoned negotiator and I know how to work with people that have diverse interests.  I’m not willing to sacrifice or compromise my conservative values, but I don’t believe we need to focus exclusively on the things which divide us. There are important issues which unite all of us. For example, all of us, regardless of our political beliefs, want: 1) a more responsible and responsive government; 2) a more vibrant economy than the one we currently have; and 3) safety in our homes and streets. It is far more productive to focus on things that unite us.

As a recent example, I worked with a local Democrat to build the Chico Youth Court, a program which diverts kids from a path of criminal behavior through early accountability with their peers. The common ground we found was our interest in protecting kids from having criminal records, and the community from increasing youth crime. It did not require us to sacrifice our values.

Also, because the country believes that Washington, D.C. is broken and disconnected from the people, I believe the majority of the 435 U.S. Representatives will be new. That is an opportunity for someone like me, who knows how to build coalitions, to unite my fellow members of Congress for true change.

3.
National Security

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.

Answer from Joe Montes:

The U.S. must be able to vet anyone who enters the country, regardless of national origin or religious belief. Where possible, I favor setting up refugee camps near areas where refugees have come from. This distance will insure greater protection for U.S. citizens, and will provide greater convenience and closer proximity to the families of those who have been displaced from their adjacent homelands.

We must also improve our human intelligence gather efforts as intelligence gathering cannot be accomplished with surveillance alone.

Finally, we must continue to support our traditional allies.  However, we should be very hesitant about inserting ourselves into conflicts that do not involve our national security interests. We cannot afford the cost in lives or dollars.

4.
Drought

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?

Answer from Joe Montes:

I do not want the state or federal government involved in our personal water rights.  It was a mistake for Doug LaMalfa to co-sponsor HR 5781 (California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014), which was an attempt to transfer even more of our limited water supply down south.  It will take us years to recover from the drought and we cannot afford to make these kinds of mistakes in the future.

We must increase water storage to help us through periods of drought. If we are unable to build Sites Reservoir for any reason, we must secure another water storage location immediately.  As an alternative to Sites Reservoir we should consider increasing the height of our dams to store more water. 

We must also improve water run-off to our lakes and rivers below by requiring the U.S. Forest Service to revise its forest management practices and allow modest tree thinning and clearing of underbrush from our national forests.  Doing so will save human and animal life, reduce the number and intensity of forest fires,  preserve property and timber, allow more water to soak through the canopy to recharge our last remaining aquifer, and allow more water to flow downhill into our rivers, lakes and streams.

 

 

Total money raised: $184,278

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Joseph Montes
$59,000
2
AAA Properties
$5,400
2
AT&T
$5,400
2
Baja Dream Properties
$5,400
2
Everett Apartments
$5,400
2
Purvis Consulting
$5,400
2
Rental Guy
$5,400

By State:

California 96.69%
Massachusetts 1.52%
Nevada 1.52%
North Carolina 0.28%
96.69%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.67%)
Small contributions (3.33%)
96.67%

By Type:

From organizations (1.46%)
From individuals (98.54%)
98.54%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

I am a true conservative Republican. I believe the meaning of the Constitution was fixed at the time it was written, and that the rights it provides us are under constant attack by our state and federal governments. I believe freedom requires faith and should never be disconnected from faith. I believe that family is essential to the survival of our nation. I believe that America is exceptional and we must never stop believing that her place in the world is to lead. I believe govenment should be limited and that politics should never become a career - our leaders must live under the burden of the laws they place on the people. I believe that the way to economic prosperity is through lowered taxes, and the removal of barriers to economic growth. We must stop growing the economies of other countries and bring our jobs back home. I believe that a strong military brings peace, and that we have an obligation to care for our men and women in uniform. And I believe in the power of each one of us to do great things, and to be great examples for our children and the generations that follow us.

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My name is Joe Montes.  I am a former judge and a veteran.  As a judge, I kept the original meaning of the Constitution foremost in my mind.  We deserve to have fewer and simpler laws that are actually enforced.  The proper role of government is to protect the lives, liberty, rights and property of its citizens.  To do this, I will work to eliminate trade deficits and foreign tariffs, reduce taxes, strengthen our military and build a wall to protect our borders.  We need to reduce government regulation so businesses can prosper, and we need to stop the pattern of taxpayer-funded corporate welfare.  We deserve better-paying jobs and more local control over education.  I will fight to preserve our water resources by building adequate water storage, reducing excessive water transfers and improving water run-off from our national forests by removing underbrush.  We deserve a government that balances its checkbook, protects us with a strong national defense, creates an equal playing field for businesses and doesn’t force anyone to buy health insurance.  I am the first in my family to graduate from high school.  My five brothers and I all served in the military.  I graduated from the California Military Academy, CSU Sacramento and UCLA School of Law.  My wife and I call Chico home, and I’ve worked to bring many tech sector jobs to the area.  I pledge to serve no more than 6 years, and I would be honored to have your vote.  Please visit MontesForCongress.com

— May 11, 2016 Bob King Media

30 second television commercial on what politicians should be focused on - service to the people.

— May 11, 2016 Bob King Media

A 60 second radio commercial on Joe's unmatched experience bringing jobs to the North State

Lars Larson endorses Joe Montes based on his ability to overcome very difficult challenges academically, professionally, and personally.

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Democratic
Accountability System Developer
13,430 votes (6.4%)
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Republican
Emergency Room Nurse
6,885 votes (3.3%)
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  • Preserve, Protect and Defend the U.S. Constitution and our national sovereignty.
  • Secure the liberites of our citizens as outlined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • U.S. Citizens must decide whether to continue to support Internationalism at all cost or begin taking better care of our citizens. With a $19 Trillion debt we provide economic benefits to the global society under the auspices of the UN.
Profession:Emergency Room Registered Nurse
Emergency Room Registered Nurse, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital - Red Bluff, California (20072016)
California State University, Chico Bachelor of Science Degree , Nursing (1994)
Classroom Volunteer, Manzanita Elementary School (20152016)
Volunteer Track Coach, Bishop Quinn High School (20012005)
U.S. Army Reserve Medic, U.S. Army Reserves (19901998)

My upbringing included a Christian foundation and a belief that being a honest, hard working citizen is the foundation of unmeasured success which adds to the collective good of society. I spent grade school and high school living in poverty and became the first in my family to graduate from college. I have six great siblings, three hard wonderful sons, a fabulous daughter-in-law, the best granddaughter ever and a loving chocolate lab. All of us are just down to earth common American citizens. My parents instilled in us the belief that with hard work nothing is impossible.

My primary duty is to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. My second duty is to help our citizens preserve, protect and defend our Constitution thus securing our rights as outlined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. We live in a global society, but we must make the welfare of our citizens our number one priority. We must work beside the other nations of the globe, but not at the expense of our Constitution or national sovereignty.

Technology Consultant
4,958 votes (2.3%)
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  • Interrupt the two party acrimony in Washington DC
  • Work to bring Wall Street reform
  • Demand an audit of the National Security Infrastructure and budget.
Profession:Technology Consultant
Technology Consultant, Self Employed (2003current)
California Lutheran University BA English Literature (current)
California Lutheran University Bachelor Of Arts English Literature , Literature, Drama and Communication (1986)
  • Bernie Sanders
1.
Immigration

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

Answer from Jeff Gerlach:

 

A migrant workforce has always been a staple to the American economy. Many that have come here and are working are not in compliance with current laws governing their stay here. These people need to be normalized, pay taxes and carry required insurance like the rest of us. Citizen ship is not part of mandatory normalization. If a person has strong desires to become an American Citizen and is willing to learn and become their civic duty as a citizen, a path to citizenship should be made available to them.

 

2.
Partisan Political Climate

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?

Answer from Jeff Gerlach:

 

I am uniquely qualified among all candidates to solve this problem. Being an Independent and self-funded, I will be free from obligations or pressure to join the two party feuding. That acrimony is the root of the problem in Washington and creates the dysfunction that we see so much of today.

 

As an independent I will be able to attend to the caucus of both parties while avoiding the restrictions of either caucus. This will be an advantageous position where my history as a technical solutions expert will be available to find reasonable compromises to hard questions.

 

3.
National Security

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.

Answer from Jeff Gerlach:

 

The national security apparatus is out of control. We spend 1 Trillion dollars a year on National Security. A large portion of that is not auditable, because the agencies refuse to tell Congress how the funds are spent. I would propose that we cut any funds that refuse an audit.

 

In general we need to dial back that spend on foreign affairs and reevaluate our return on investment regarding how we go about national security. We waste entirely too much money and that money would be better spent on veterans health care, infrastructure and education at home.

 

4.
Drought

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?

Answer from Jeff Gerlach:

 

I am in favor of the proposed Sites Reservoir project. It is a diversion project and is the best bet to support the health of the river. I oppose the Delta Tunnels.

 

There are 75,000 damns in America. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has overdone damn building in the last century. The federal government has to define criteria to assess damns across the county for safety viability and river health. It’s likely many should come down. Other will prove well worth the efforts to sustain.

 

— June 2, 2016 League Of Women Voters of Butte County

The League of Woman Voters Candidates Forum at Chico State University May 3 2016


A very good forum to see the differences between the Congressional District 1 challengers to Doug Lamalfa  

 

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Republican
Real Estate Broker
4,217 votes (2%)
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  • DECREASE TAXES, REGULATIONS, INCREASE TRANSPARENCY to bolster business growth -income taxes and corporate taxes must be decreased. Government must be decreased in size and scope . Regulations are crippling the economy by sending jobs offshore.
  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY - Freedom of religious faith, every man being permitted to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience in concert with civil liberty are the secret to our power and prosperity. Without these we are doomed as nation.
  • HUMAN TRAFFICKING - the horrors of slavery are practiced here and abroad. We cannot turn a blind eye to the exploitation of women children.
Profession:Real estate broker, Luxury playhouse builder
Real Estate Broker, Hammurabi International Realty (1988current)
Business Owner, UncleGregsPlayhouses.com (1994current)
Author/Speaker, InShape Publications (1978current)
Substitute Teacher, Shasta County Office of Education (2015current)
Cal Northern School of Law Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.), Law (2012)
California State University Hayward (now known as CSUEast Bay) Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), Healthcare Administration (1993)
California State University Hayward (now known as CSUEast Bay) Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology with an emphasis in physiological psychology (1984)
ER volunteer, Mercy Medical Center (2001current)
Volunteer food server, Torres Shelter (20132015)

I have a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, JD (Law degree); a Masters degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration; and a BA in Psychology with pre-med studies. In addition, I have a substitute teaching credential. Vocationally, I am a licensed Calif. Real estate broker and luxury playhouse builder (unclegregsplayhouses.com). I have authoedr two books Tainted Meat and Milk Madness. A third book is due out later this year entitled Quackcines. Additionally, I have been an ER volunteer at Mercy Medical Center in Redding for 15 years. I am running for congress because I want to put my education and talents to their best use to thwart the designs of global governance. I believe that global governance is effectively leading to the repudiation of every principle of our constitution by trampling on our freedom of religion, our right to keep and bear arms, our right to raise our children as we see fit, etc., and in its stead impose tyranny to make us voluntarily surrender our freedom and liberty in exchange for the illusion of security.

1.
Immigration

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.

Answer from Gregory Cheadle:

The immigration laws that are on the books should be enforced.

The courts should revisit the 14th amendment with respect to anchor babies. As it stands, illegal aliens can give birth to children in the U.S. thereby allowing those children to have U.S. citizenship and all of the benefits thereof.

Illegal aliens should not be able to access public benefits.

2.
Partisan Political Climate

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle:

I make an attempt to speak with people of all political beliefs. I have reached out to the Democrat student Club at Chico State three times and was rejected each time. I will reach out for solutions. I will not reach out for differences.

3.
National Security

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.

Answer from Gregory Cheadle:

There are more people killed in the U.S on any given weekend than have been killed by terrorists in the U.S. The emphasis should be making our streets and cities safe for American citizens from withn, not from so called terrorists without.

 

4.
Drought

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle:

California is largely a desert, hence the term drought is a misnomer. The federal government should leave water allocation to the states.

The government that governs least, governs best.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atorcities. Voltaire

We are losing our freedoms and are having taxes and regulations placed on us due to lack of transparency and the inabiiity of congressmen to read bills that are hundreds and thousands of pages in length in the short time they are often required to pass them. Such a culture leads to the passage of bills that have hidden agendas as evidenced by Nacy Pelosi's famous remark, "But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it..."

— June 2, 2016 Gregory Cheadle
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News

GOP race gets heated — June 1, 2016 Paradise Post
Montes becomes a threat to LaMalfa’s reign — May 29, 2016 Oroville Mercury Register
LaMalfa winning the cash race — May 26, 2016 Record Searchlight
1st Congressional District candidates — May 14, 2016 Redding Record Searchlight
Congressional candidates provide answers on issues — May 3, 2016 Chico Enterprise Record
Butte County Voter Rolls Increase Ahead of June Primary — April 28, 2016 Chico Enterprise Record
Four Butte County League of Women Voters forums planned — April 16, 2016 Chico Enterprise Record

Events

Videos

— May 4, 2016 BCAC TV 11 - Community Public Media & League of Women Voters of Butte County
May 3, 2016 Harlen Adams Theater - California State University Chico

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