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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Lieutenant Governor

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David Fennell

515,347 votes (7.9%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • FIGHT FRAUD - White Collar crime & political influence peddling has followed the money to San Francisco, Silicon Valley & Sacramento. I will expose & fight the fraud that is costing tax payer dollars and undermining our system.
  • CUT GOVERNMENT WASTE - The first thing I will do as Lieutenant Governor is to audit the government books & processes and rid the waste that obstructs real businesses & innovation.
  • CREATE JOBS - While corrupt San Francisco is getting rich, much of California has been forgotten and held back. My focus will be to bring jobs to all areas of California.



Founder, Media Bay Ventures (2014–current)
Chairman, Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council, Beat 1X, Oakland Police Department, Oakland, CA — Elected position (2016–2017)


Center for the Pacific Rim, University of San Francisco Master of Arts, Asian Studies (1996)
Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Marketing Degree (1991)

Community Activities

Eagle Scout, Boys Scouts of America (1979–1986)


David Fennell is an entrepreneur who comes from an extended family of inventors and early technology pioneers in Silicon Valley. With his parents working for legendary California research centers and companies such as XEROX PARC, Mare Island Nuclear Power School, Applied Materials, Phillips Semiconductor, Lam Research Corporation, Qualcomm, Dreamworks, and The Aerospace Corporation, technology and new discoveries were regular dinner table conversations in the Fennell household. 


David grew up Catholic in the farming and fishing community of Half Moon Bay California, in San Mateo County where his parents commuted one hour each way to Silicon Valley. This allowed David to be raised in a farming and beach community on the San Mateo Coast, where he became an Eagle Scout and an avid outdoorsman.


David spent his summers with his father at XEROX PARC where he used the computer mouse, GUI Interface and the Internet long before Steve Jobs use this new tech to launch Macintosh in 1984, and 16 years before Bill Gates announced Windows 98. Seeing the extremely talented and hard working XEROX PARC team invent all the basics of modern computing while also watching Steve Jobs with his marketing knowledge make millions from their inventions, David decided to switch his college major from science and engineering to a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a degree in Marketing.  


After graduating from Santa Clara University in 1991, David took a job at a Silicon Valley Aerospace company in Sunnyvale that produced components for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter. As a technology hobbyist, David also took a night and weekend job in Redwood City for one of the only technology retailers in the US that was chosen by Steve Jobs to sell NeXT Computers.  


In 1993 David moved to Asia where he studied Chinese at the Beijing Language Institute in Beijing, China, and continued traveling and working in more than 30 countries. David received his Masters Degree in Asian Studies from the University of San Francisco, Center for the Pacific Rim. 


David has been the founder of several technology companies, where during the formation of these companies, he dealt with the bureaucracies of Sacramento and discovered first hand, how difficult doing business in California can be.

David also began to uncover fraudulent operations of Wall Street criminals operating 15 miles north of Silicon Valley in San Francisco. With great dismay, he watched ex Wall Street business people change the technology focused Silicon Valley he loved, into a center of corruption and greed. 


In 2008, David began reporting fraudulent activity to the FBI, FDIC, DOE and has been actively working to shine a light on over $3 Billion dollars in confirmed criminal fraud in San Mateo County.  This investigation has included more than 50 meetings and presentations with law enforcement officials related to corporate lawyers and their role in orchestrating DotCom Green Energy fraud. These corrupt deals have also included local developers and their role in the United Commercial Bank TARP Fraud, (Costing the FDIC $2.5 Billion) and the laundering of American Sterling Bank funds through the California Republican Party (Costing tax payers $42 Million).


Despite naysayers suggesting that the corruption is too big to fix, David made the decision to throw his hat into the race for Lieutenant Governor to help crack down on fraud once and for all in California.



If elected David Fennell will be a voice for change, and a voice for all Californians. David will help put California back on the map as the best state in the country to live, work and do business in.

Questions & Answers

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

The Lieutenant Governor sits on the UC Board of Regents and the CSU Board of Trustees.  What are your ideas for the future of higher education in California public universities and colleges?
Answer from David Fennell:

California has one of the greatest public education systems in the world. To improve the system I would audit the books and eliminate fraud and waste such as UC President Janet Napolitano’s $175 million slush fund.

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 David Fennell:

Create more jobs in rural and low income areas.

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 David Fennell:

Cut waste in Crony Capitalist projects that are using pensions funds and violating ERISA laws.

Question 4

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

No answer provided.
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 David Fennell:

Lead by example. I listen to all sides and remain civil with those I disagree.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $33,025

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

David Fennell

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)

By Type:

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

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It is time to toss out the current political class and bring new blood to Sacramento!



U.S. Constitution

2nd amendment

President Trump

Free Enterprise

Religious Liberty

Prop 13

Trump’s Border Wall



Sanctuary Cities

Gas tax

High speed rail
Crony Capitalism

Videos (1)

— May 30, 2018 Dave Fennell Lieutenant Governor 2018

David Fennell knows how to fix Sacramento! When you elect me to be your Lieutenant Governor I will do 3 things: 


1)Fight Fraud in Sacramento


2)Cut government waste


3)Promote Jobs

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