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Tuesday November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 35

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Bill Ostrander

Farmer/Nonprofit Director
76,994 votes (44.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support SB 562, the Healthy California Act; access to affordable universal healthcare should be a right, not a privilege.
  • Campaign finance reform and removing the corruptive power of money in politics and legislation.
  • Provide everyone who wants it access to vocational programs in high school, community colleges and post-secondary education at a low cost like our state once provided.

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 Bill Ostrander:

To assure all Californians have access affordable housing, we must ease local and state barriers to development, build more high-density housing, more designated affordable housing and revamp Prop. 13. Also, we could build 3-5 million new homes by building on vacant land or under-used land already zoned for apartments, as well as  building mid-rise housing near pulic transit stations. We could also add 790,000 new housing units by allowing "granny flats," including garage and basement apartments, cottages to houses. add 

Question 2

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?

No answer provided.
Question 3

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.

No answer provided.
Question 4

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of the youngest and most poverty stricken Californians?

No answer provided.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $133,961

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

California Democratic Party
California Federation of Teachers
United Domestic Workers of America
California Nurses Association and employees
Employees of Keller Rohrback

More information about contributions

By State:

California 97.88%
Washington 2.04%
Oregon 0.08%

By Size:

Large contributions (91.38%)
Small contributions (8.62%)

By Type:

From organizations (26.46%)
From individuals (73.54%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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