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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
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District 79 — California State Assembly

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About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
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John Moore

Republican
Veteran, Comp. Sci. grad. and retired...
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  1. A Secure Border Wall is essential for citizen safety...
  2. There is no water shortage in Northern California....
  3. I will protect Prop. 13 homeowners and the 2nd Amendment....
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Shirley N. Weber

Democratic
Assemblymember
51,395 votes (63.7%)Winning
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Contributions

Total money raised: $335,470

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

1
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
$10,500
2
California Faculty Association
$10,200
3
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$9,800
4
Association of California School Administrators
$9,400
5
AFSCME California
$8,800
5
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$8,800
5
Association of California State Supervisors
$8,800
5
California State Council of Laborers
$8,800
5
Consumer Attorneys of California
$8,800
5
SEIU California
$8,800
5
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
$8,800

More information about contributions

By State:

California 91.63%
District of Columbia 2.93%
Florida 1.05%
Illinois 0.90%
Other 3.49%
91.63%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.59%)
Small contributions (0.41%)
99.59%

By Type:

From organizations (88.70%)
From individuals (11.30%)
88.70%11.30%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Official Statement

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

STATE ASSEMBLY

79th District

DR. SHIRLEY N. WEBER

Assemblymember, 79th Assembly District

I am honored to stand up for the 79th District every day to create more hope and opportunity for every resident.

My parents were sharecroppers who came to California for a better life. Our family found opportunity that enabled me to attend a great public university, earn a Ph.D. and become one of the youngest professors ever at San Diego State.

As a former school board member and life-long educator, I believe in a California where everyone who studies diligently and works hard can get ahead. But in today’s economy too many people are working harder than ever before but are just treading water or even falling behind.

Because education is still the key to opportunity, this past year I continued my life-long work for better schools by passing bills to make affordable early childhood education more accessible, expand the San Diego Childcare Center, and ensure schoolchildren and low-income college students have nutritious food.

I have fought to strengthen our economy with policies that encourage small business growth to create good-paying jobs for residents and veterans.

Because we all deserve safety, I created tougher laws to protect our seniors in nursing homes and improve care for victims of these crimes.

And a new law I sponsored will help take partisan politics out of local elections. I would be honored to earn your vote so I can continue the fight for a California with more opportunity, better education, new high-wage jobs and safer communities.

Please join us at www.DrWeberForAssembly.com.

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Email lee.hernandez1212@gmail.com
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John Moore

Republican
Retired Businessman
29,324 votes (36.3%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • A Secure Border Wall is essential for citizen safety and sustainable Social Services. Sanctuary State Laws must be repealed and the alien criminals retained in custody. Likewise non-citizen voters must be stopped from participating in our elections.
  • There is no water shortage in Northern California. There is plenty for Southern California too if we capture enough in the north. Water should not be as expensive or scarce as it has been allowed to become, IF we employ good management.
  • I will protect Prop. 13 homeowners and the 2nd Amendment. Our homeless should be kept in modest, inexpensive, rural county shelters similar to those provided to US military personnel.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Veteran, Comp. Sci. grad. and retired businessman

Biography

I am not a professional politician but an honorably discharged veteran, retired businessman, systems analyst and programmer with undergrad and graduate degrees in business and computer science. I spent my career in the private sector, with the exception of 4 years in the USAF where I learned to fly small civilian aircraft and support classified airborne weapons delivery and navigation systems.

I spent several years in the AeroSpace industry working on computer applications for aircraft manufacturing, employee compensation and internal business units. While there I was given an award for saving the life of a fellow employee by the president Lockheed.   Later I was offered the opportunity to work with one of the first companies to write the software that connects all computers across the Internet. This was before most people even knew what the Internet was. Later still I was given another opportunity to work for a San Diego company that manufactured Internet DSL equipment. Later I worked as a Network Engineer contractor.   I am a graduate of the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. At California State University Northridge I completed all course work for the graduate and undergraduate Computer Science curriculum while working full time.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (4)

What do you think the State should do to encourage affordable housing for all Californians?
Answer from John Moore:

This is an interesting question. It is estimated that 50% of the cost of a new San Diego home is the result of building regulations. This suggests that the State of California should take a look in the mirror for answers to affordable housing.

San Diego county comprises 4,526 square miles, most of which is uninhabited but further away from employment and commercial centers. This argues for rural road, water, sewer and utility expansion and much lower gasoline, water and electricity prices to make living affordable in undeveloped areas of the county.

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from John Moore:

Civility is a cultural product. Entertainment and news media glorify incivility. Drug abuse creates incivility. The institutions of family, education, religion, entertainment, sports, law enforcement and even the US military have been the guardrails of civility. Most of these are cultural, and beyond the reach of State government with the exception of K-12 public education.

Unfortunately K-12 education has been put at odds with two other cultural elements of civility; family and religion. Social indoctrination, which conflicts with family and religious values, occupies much of the time and resources that formerly went to K-12 education. This is part of the reason for the decline in civility and also the decline in California schools as revealed by their low ranking in competitive testing with other States.

Climate changes, and the shifting between very wet weather and drought, worry Californians. What strategies would allow that your district to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific.
Answer from John Moore:

The major division today is about the cause of climate change.

The Sun has short cycles and long cycles in which energy output varies, as the Sun's energy output changes so does Earth's climate.

To understand California's water resources we first have to appreciate that nature has given our State a 4 to 6 year wet-dry cycle. We do not have a simple yearly cycle as many think. Over that 4 to 6 year cycle California has on average per year 192 million acre-feet of rainfall, mostly in the north. According to the Federal USGS survey of 2010 California uses only 42 million acre-feet of water for ALL uses: Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Agricultural. Only 71 million acre-feet flows down California's rivers on average per year over the 4 to 6 year cycle. Every year of the 4 to 6 year cycle California on average receives about 430% more rain water than it consumes.

If we understand how agriculture works our water situation improves even more. What does a farmer do with water? It's simple, he moves water from one place in California then pours it onto the ground in another part of California. When water is used for Residential, Commercial and Industrial purposes it is contaminated by the process. The imported water the farmer pours on the ground adds to the ground water supply available for pumping.

Agriculture takes 60% of our 42 million acre-feet of consumption, that's about 25 million acre-feet. 42-25 leaves about 17 million acre-feet of consumption from Residential, Commercial and Industrial users.

We only contaminate about 17 million acre-feet of water per year but we receive 192 million acre-feet per year of fresh water on average over the 4 to 6 year cycle!!

Unfortunately our rainfall comes in deluges rather than evenly spread over the 4 to 6 year cycle. We saw this most recently in latter 2016 and early 2017 when the Oroville dam was almost breached from the torrential rains. Had we captured part of that deluge in new reservoirs we would not have to suffer another shortage 4 years from now when the drought is at its' worst. Instead we let all that excess water flow down the Feather river into the ocean.

In the mid-1800s Sacramento residents had to use canoes to navigate the city streets during floods. The first dams in Northern California weren't built to provide water but to protect from flooding the downstream flatlands. Water is a deadly hazard in the North but a precious commodity in the South. We should be able to make a deal!!

We did, it's called the SWP, State Water Project, that moves water from the Northern San Joaquin River Delta through man-made pipes and canals to Southern California.

Droughts do not have to cause water shortages if we capture the water when nature gives it to us. We have had our wet-dry cycle since California was discovered 500 years ago. It's time we learn to adjust to nature.

San Diego county only uses 550,000 acre-feet of water per year for ALL purposes. That leaves 16,450,000 acre-feet of water for the other Residential, Commercial and Industrial areas of the State.

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of the youngest and most poverty stricken Californians?
Answer from John Moore:

California spends about $60 Billion per year on all levels of education. For that we receive a rank of 47th or 49th lowest K-12 student test scores in the nation. We have beautiful new K-12 campuses in our city, very comfortable teacher retirement plans and yearly compensation that can exceed $100,000 per year in many cases.

Clearly the students and taxpayers have been swindled. Are our schools for educating students or are they for employing teachers and administrators?

The evidence says the latter is true.

It is time to come to a sad but unavoidable conclusion. California's K-12 education system is an extravgantly expensive failure.

California used to have the best K-12 in the nation. Then around 2002 or 2003 it was broken and has remained so since.

Discover what broke it and it will become clear what will fix it.

Political Beliefs

It seems clear that the professionals aren't addressing the pressing concerns of our citizens in the 79th Assembly District. Our young families need more economic opportunities, jobs, not fewer. Unfortunately current California legislation has imposed regulations that have driven 1,500 companies to other states and the jobs left California with them. Those regulations must be changed to reverse the flow of jobs back into California.

Our middle and lower income families are enduring sharply increasing costs for the necessities of life, such as water, food, gasoline and electricity. Sacramento has become perversely insensitive to the increasing financial burden its water policies, utility taxes, gasoline taxes and fees put on the average income earners. Those water policies must be modified for the benefit of middle and lower income residents and agricultural producers. The gasoline and utility taxes and fees likewise reduced.

The California Water Shortage Hoax is a reality as proven on my website. There is plenty of water in California, over 400% more than is consumed on a yearly basis. I would introduce or cooperate with other legislators to pass legislation to increase the storage capacity of California's Statewide water system. This will eliminate deliberately engineered shortages during our recurrent droughts.

The renewed effort to construct two large, multi-billion dollar water tunnels under the San Joaquin Delta is unnecessary and does not produce one additional drop of new fresh water. The San Joaquin Delta has transported water for free for decades, we don't need to spend $17 Billion - $50 Billion for tunnels to do the same work. The tunnel money should be switched to reservoir construction by State legislation.

California K-12 education has deteriorated from 1st place 30 years ago to 47th or 49th in the nation today. In 2015 San Diego Unified High School students failed the High School Exit exam at a rate of 70% for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Conversely California taxpayers' contributions have risen to $60 Billion per year to education at all levels. Taxpayers give much more to education and receive much less. This cheats the taxpayers and most importantly the students.

San Diego parents deserve expanded Charter Schools and Home Schooling options. Either parents should be given veto power over objectionable devices and practices in Sex Ed now promoted by the SD Unified School District or Sex Ed should be removed from SDUSD authority and responsibility by legislation.

Proposition 13 provides security to our elderly and fixed income residents. Yet Sacramento remains tone deaf to their needs and wants to whittle away at Prop. 13 to gather more revenue from those least able to afford it. This is cruel and I won't support any legislation to modify or repeal Prop. 13.

Sanctuary Cities laws interfere with Federal Immigration enforcement. I would sponsor or cooperate with other Legislators to repeal the California Sanctuary Jurisdiction laws.

In recent years the California Legislature has modified State Elections law to admit the widest possible number of voters. This has engineered loopholes which present clear voter fraud opportunities. For example the State Election Law penalties clauses for fraudulent voting were recently modified by the addition of a single word, "intent". This effectively neutered the fines and imprisonment penalties because "intent" is impossible to prove, even if the violation isn't.

There are many other Election Law fraud opportunities, too numerous to list here, that will take a conscientious effort to expose in existing Legislation and then repeal or modify.

I respect and cherish the Constitution and that includes the 2nd Amendment. Sacramento should focus its efforts on criminal arrest, prosecution and incarceration not law abiding gun owners. It isn't NRA members who are committing the murders, rapes, robberies and terrorist attacks.

One legislator cannot change laws alone but can give a voice to the forgotten citizens and remind, even browbeat legislators to do their sworn duty to the people that elected them. Several legislators together can change laws. So urge your friends in other districts to elect more like me.

Help us to awaken Sacramento from its insensitivity to the detrimental effects its regulatory policies and taxes are having on our residents.

California government is in dire need of individuals with real world experience, outside of government and politics, to correct the serious problems the State now faces.

That is why I am running for the 79th State Assembly seat.

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Candidate Contact Info

Email john@mooreforassembly.com
Address:
PO Box 151513
San Diego, CA 92175

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