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California State SenateCandidate for District 32Short Term Ending 12/3/2018

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Ali S. Taj

Democratic
Councilman/Financial Advisor
6,835 votes (5.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Healthcare:I believe single payer is both the most humane and most cost-effective solution
  • Infrastructure: we need to invest now in the long-term projects that will make our infrastructure sustainable for decades to come
  • Affordable Housing: The current system isn't working for Californians. We need to increase supply, increase affordable housing quotas and make it easier to build.

Experience

Biography

 

I am an immigrant and a proud single father who has lived in District 32 ever I came to California in the '90s. 

I am grounded in this community- a fact reflected in my many endorsements from local Mayors and Councilmembers. I started out working as a sales rep at a local electronics store. I put myself through a financial qualification and had a successful career as a financial advisor. In 2013 I ran for office because I wanted to give back to the community that has given me so much.

When I became a Councilmember, Artesia was on the verge of bankruptcy, but we turned things around by cutting waste and improving management not taking the easy route of cutting jobs. I will bring the same approach to Scaramento.

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $51,210

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

1
Employees of Ali Taj
$4,400
1
Employees of Erlinda M. Gordon
$4,400
1
Manhattan Data Inc.
$4,400
1
Employees of Nationwide Environmental Services
$4,400
2
Employees of Shoaib Kothawala
$2,500

More information about contributions

By State:

California 69.02%
Washington 20.59%
Illinois 4.90%
Nevada 2.94%
Other 2.55%
69.02%20.59%

By Size:

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

By Type:

From organizations (12.16%)
From individuals (87.84%)
12.16%87.84%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I will push for long-term solutions, not quick fixes that store up problems for the future. This is especially important when it comes to dealing with climate change, improving air quality and water security.

 

I am a grassroots fighter, but I also have experience at the state-wide level, delivering results on the boards of Eco-Rapid Transit, The League of California Cities and California Contract cities. 

I am a moderate and a pragmatist. I want to see policy tht works and I my only ideology is that government should be accoutnable, fiscally responsible and a force for good in people's lives. 

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