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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Governor

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J. Bribiesca

Retired Medical Doctor
18,027 votes (0.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • transparency, Justice and accountability for all, making sure our laws apply to all equally
  • safety of all citizens of California, free and better education and healthcare for all
  • decrease over-regulation, so small and large business stay in California and thrive and thus creating more jobs,especially in renewable energy and protecting our environment.



Profession:Retired Medical Doctor, College instructor
Retired Medical Doctor, Cardiovascular Perfusionist, self (1989–2009)


Autonomous University of Baja California, Medical School Medical Degree, Medical Doctor (1978)

Community Activities

1.- President Elect. 2.- Former Vice President, 1.- Escondido Host Lions Club.2.- Latino American Political Association of San Diego CA (2017–current)

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Questions & Answers

Questions from KQED and League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

There is a shortage of affordable housing in California. How would you approach addressing California’s housing crisis? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from J. Bribiesca:

1.- We need to reduce the over-regulations,that are making the construction of houses more expensive.

2.-We need more smaller units for small families.

3.-We need to construct modular homes since they are  more economical and affordable for more people.

California has some of the richest people in the country and some of the poorest. What would you do to reduce income inequality in California?
Answer from J. Bribiesca:

1.- We need to have a better and economical educational system in California. We are 44th in the Nation in our education System, and our universities are very expensive.

2.- When you have a good education and a good career, your chances of getting a good job are better. (making tuition free at public colleges for all).

3.-Also we must demand that the wealthy and large corporations pay their fair share in  taxes.

4.- Increase our minimum wage.

5.-Making sure that women earn the same pay as men for the same job.

6.- Making sure that we have free health care.

7.- Investing billions of dollars for fixing our crumbling infrastructure, thus creating millions of jobs all over California.

8.-Invest in renewable energy thus creating jobs and at the same time protecting our enviroment.

9.-Create jobs for our disadvantaged young citizens.



Currently there isn't enough money in the state retirement system to pay for all the benefits promised to government workers. What would you do as Governor to address the state’s unfunded pension liability?
Answer from J. Bribiesca:

We need pension Reform, otherwise sooner or later California is going to be bankrupt!

How would you describe your feelings about charter schools? Are you in favor of any changes in the way the state governs charter schools?
Answer from J. Bribiesca:

What we need is to make our public schools  better instead of finding alternatives.

California and the federal government have disagreed about enforcement of immigration laws. Do you support California’s current ‘Sanctuary State’ law? If not, why not? Are there additional strategies that you would pursue as Governor?
Answer from J. Bribiesca:

We cannot continue this division of State and federal, we need to work together for the benefit and safety of our citizens. We are a country of laws and due process and we must obey our laws, but also we are a country that helps everyone. What we need is to invest more money at the federal level so we can make our immigration system more efficient so we can process people more quickly especially people that are here like the dreamers and others like them that are here without documents, so that they are given an opportunity to stay legally in  the US. If they could prove that they are good citizens they can stay legally in our country. But we have to do it with more compassion and understanding and try not to separate families.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $3,297

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.06%)
Small contributions (2.94%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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