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District 13 — California State Senate

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About this office

State senators introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, approve appointments to state agencies, and approve the state budget. They are elected to four-year terms.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Candidates

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Jerry Hill

Democratic
Small business owner, teacher, former...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Create jobs and reduce the state's unemployment.
  2. Protect residents by tackling critical issues on the...
  3. Continue to fight to increase education funding.
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Democratic
State Senator
296,400 votes (75.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Create jobs and reduce the state's unemployment.
  • Protect residents by tackling critical issues on the public's behalf.
  • Continue to fight to increase education funding.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small business owner, teacher, former council member, former state assembly member, state senator
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Education

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Community Activities

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Biography

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Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (6)

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific.
Answer from Jerry Hill:

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Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?
Answer from Jerry Hill:

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There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 
Answer from Jerry Hill:

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What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending? 
Answer from Jerry Hill:

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If elected, what solutions do you propose to deal with the high cost of living in the Bay Area?
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What steps are needed to improve region-wide transportation planning and the growing traffic congestion?
Answer from Jerry Hill:

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Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $667,655

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
California State Council of Laborers
$17,000
2
California Association of Realtors
$16,000
3
AFSCME California
$8,500
3
Northern California District Council of Laborers
$8,500
3
SEIU California
$8,500
3
UA Local 467 Plumbers, Steamfitters, and Refrigeration Fitters
$8,500

More information about contributions

By State:

California 83.93%
Illinois 1.88%
New Jersey 1.76%
District of Columbia 1.66%
Other 10.78%
83.93%10.78%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.78%)
Small contributions (0.22%)
99.78%

By Type:

From organizations (89.34%)
From individuals (10.66%)
89.34%10.66%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

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Summary

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Candidate Contact Info

Email jerry.hill1@comcast.net
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Rick Ciardella

Republican
Small Business Owner
94,269 votes (24.1%)
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Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $2,631

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
California Trailblazers
$431
2
Employees of Ciardella, Richard
$100
2
Employees of Peckham, Inc
$100

More information about contributions

By State:

California 96.20%
Michigan 3.80%
96.20%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (16.38%)
From individuals (83.62%)
16.38%83.62%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Email rciardella@gmail.com

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