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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 71

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Larry A. Wilske

Retired Navy Seal
23,106 votes (24.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Unifying the District to a clear and succinct set of communities.
  • Overall neighborhood and citizen safety
  • Legislating a clear path to jobs and economic enhancement and better quality of life for ALL the folks in the District.

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 Larry A. Wilske:

California has the most new construction regulations and fees in our Country. Reducing the insane initial costs for constructino would greatly help lower the cost of housing. 

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 Larry A. Wilske:

I fully intend to continue the Ethos I learned during my 30-years in the SEAL Teams. Simply put I swore an oath to support and defend ALL Americans. For me it's much more important to ALWAUS put Patriotism above Party and realize no matter what party someone belongs to they're first and foremost my fellow American. I will completely be dedicated to ending Partisian divides and do this without ever sacrificinig my moral principles. 


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 Larry A. Wilske:

Protecting the environment is pure common sense. Climate change is also a moving target as our world is always changing. I don't believe the California's legislatures doubling current federal regulations helps this cause at all. Regulating pollution is a solid idea, finding ways to tax potential (and not proven) emissions (the CA Cap and Trade bill) is nothing more than a cash cow for legislative pork and does nothing to reduce pollutants into the atmosphere. 

We need to constantly promote a clean environment, we don't need to create a government industry that gives little results and further limits the ability of small busniess owners to build and expand. 

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of the youngest and most poverty stricken Californians?
Answer from Larry A. Wilske:

Request the Federal government eliminate the Department of Education and the politically driven agenda of "Common Core" education standards. If all the money spent by the Federal government's Education Department added to the monies spent in the state of California for socio-emotional recognition policies (that do nothing to educate) were diverted to solid standards based education in lower income areas coupled with robust vocational training in those same areas we would make significant changes. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $14,060

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

Employees of Reno Construction
Employees of Neil Dymott
Employees of Shiva Science
Employees of Rossin Steel
Securing Every American's Liberty PAC

More information about contributions

By State:

California 88.64%
Pennsylvania 7.45%
Virginia 3.72%
Ohio 0.19%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.48%)
Small contributions (4.52%)

By Type:

From organizations (5.59%)
From individuals (94.41%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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