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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 50

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Patrick Malloy

Business Owner/Realtor
8,607 votes (5.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Gun Safety- Mandate Federal Weapons Ownership Database share w/ State and Local Authorities. Federal Registration, State Licensing and Insurance. You own it, you're responsible for it, Insure it. Big Insurance will naturally take down the NRA.
  • Pass Medicare for All.
  • Federal Jobs Guarantee- FDR's New Deal 2.0 -Wars in the Middle East are a Waste of our Time and Money when we have Problems right here: $20/hr+ jobs with Hiring Preference for Locals, Vets & Unemployed to Rebuild our Infrastructure here in USA

Questions & Answers

Questions from KPBS and the League of Women Voters (San Diego and North County San Diego chapters) (6)

Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?
Answer from Patrick Malloy:

Limiting NO. Enabling Yes, It's best done with an I-864 Affidavit of Support. If a Permanent Resident here, has the ability to vouch for a family member to come to the US, I say expedite the petition. Good Constituent Services is the Hallmark of a great Locally based Representative in Congress. I will have a para-legal on staff who is bi-lingual (Arabic and Spanish at least) to help people correctly fill out their applications (I-130 Family Based Applications) etc. I'm very familiar with the process. 

Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?
Answer from Patrick Malloy:

NO. The wall is merely a symbol. and an Expensive one at that. Many Democrats running for office fail to recognize Compromise with the Republicans as the solution we are tasked with. I see the E-Verify system as one of the culprits. We make it too hard to get a rare work visa (35,000 H2B's for seasonal employment and 130,000 H2A's for Migrant Farm workers) for what is deemed low-skilled labor. We need to offer a Temporary Amnesty Program, for Undocumented Immigrants who want to make it right with the system, and simultaneously streamline the application process for doing it the right way, and remove the ease with which an undocumented person can obtain a Drivers license, open a bank account, use a fictitious name, with E-Verify and stay here indefinately. The wall fixes nothing. We need to Offer Amnesty now for those who want to come forward and make it right, or make payments to make it right, then let Law Enforcement do it's job.

Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?
Answer from Patrick Malloy:

Yes. I believe in States Rights, and I believe that my Gun Safety Proposal honors the 2nd Amendment whilst putting the burden of Safety on the Registered owner. I lived in NYC  during September 11th. I saw first hand how a lack of Coordination between Federal, State and Local Authorities enabled that tragedy. And then again in Parkland. 

If we can register and insure 263 million cars in the US and swiftly determine who's licensed to operate them, and take the privledge away if it is abused, then we can do the same with Guns. Let the Individual States set their own criteria for Permits and Licenses with a written and a field test. Let the Insurance companies set risk analysis models and mandate insurance accordingly. I'm a safe driver, my car is locked. I wouldn't let just anyone borrow it. Let's show some common sense and let the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms regulate a Federal Database with shared coordination with State and Local Authorities. 

Driving is a priviledge, one that can be easily taken away. My Gun Safety Proposal honors that sentiment, and allows for a Local Officer of the Law to obtain a Warrant to impound, and let Due Process of the Law work in our communities to keep us safe. 

Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?
Answer from Patrick Malloy:

It was never meant to be Permanent. At this time Unemployment in the US is low. We need to wean off of NAFTA and get those manufacturing jobs back Stateside, over a steady period of time. 

Do you support raising the federal gas tax to improve the national transportation infrastructure (for example roads, train tracks, and bridges)? Why or why not?
Answer from Patrick Malloy:

I support improvements on Infrastructure, but the Gas Tax is very unpopular here in our District, and as a Representative I would be against it. I'd like to see the roads, train tracks, and especially the fire-hazardous wooden telephone poles in our rural areas and cities improved. We give the Defence budget 53% of your Federal tax dollars. They need to do more with less. and that excess is where I propose we fund Infrastructure jobs from, and subsidize Universal Healthcare. Isreal, Japan, Australia, Sweden, etc. etc. Everyone has Universal Healthcare but us, why? because we spend all your taxes overseas on other peoples problems, when we have problems to solve right here. We could have Medicare for all this year and a healthier-wealthier middle class. The Gas Tax is nothing compared to the bloated Defense budget. 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Patrick Malloy:

Single Payer Healthcare for all. or Universal Healthcare. 

1) Employers are more competative in the marketplace when they don't have to kick in for employees health care. 

2) Employees are free to move on to another job, and keep their healthcare without worrying about losing their benefits. 

3) America is one of the only developed nations that does not offer Universal Healthcare, Canada offers it at $35/mo. if they can do it we can do it. It's hard for Americans to save up for a downpayment on a home, kids tuition, and retirement when the insurace companies fleece us out of $600+ a month. Medicare for all puts that money back in your pocket.

4) Vet's are not limited to the VA. 

5) No Bills. Just pay your taxes, and if the doctor advises a course of action, your more likely to take it, when $ isn't in the way. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,089

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

Employees of Intel

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (27.55%)
Small contributions (72.45%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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