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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 34

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Paul Fournier

Homelessness Solutions Coordinator
3,189 votes (4.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prohibit Medical Tyranny (e.g. mask/vax mandates, lockdowns, business closures, etc.)
  • Protect Parental Authority (school choice, medical decisions, etc.)
  • Ensure Election Integrity



Cal Poly Pomona Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Information Systems (Spanish language minor) (current)
Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management Master of Arts (M.A.), Technology Management (2003)


I am a citizen, not a politician.  I am a creative problem solver with a technology and business background, and a lifetime of volunteerism.   I have had Real Estate and Insurance licenses.  I am a lifelong learner.   I have worked the last 7 years in the nonprofit sector, with the last 4 focused on helping the homeless restore their lives.  My family history in California dates back to the Gold Rush.

Hablo español fluentemente.

I am a passionate and devoted follower of Jesus Christ, active in my church.  I believe in the personal dignity of every human being, made in the image of God, and created to accomplish specific, magnificent things for God's glory.  I have been a worship leader (i.e. musician) most of my life, and it is my greatest joy and privilege.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

What programs, proposals, projects, or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?
Answer from Paul Fournier:
  • Underlying it all, California must return to a pro-human agenda.  
  • First, build desalination plants up and down the coast.  This is a mature, proven technology, and a water source that would serve most of our most densly populated cities.
  • A much more complex solution, called the North American Water and Power Alliance (NAWAPA), was a proposed continental water management scheme conceived in the 1950s by the US Army Corps of Engineers..   It would carry excess water from Alaska and the Canadian provinces of Yukon and British Columbia down to the Western United States and northern Mexico. Here is a good video on the topic:
Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for middle and low income people in California?
Answer from Paul Fournier:

California (and some regions/cities more than others) has some of the most burdensome regulations (e.g. CEQA) and bureaucratic impediments to housing development in the country, which conspire together to add literally hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of a home or allow anti-human organizations to stall projects for 5 or even 10 years or more.

This is a complex issue, but the Building Industry Association has a number of well considered, decently balanced papers on the subject:

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of young, low-income Californians?
Answer from Paul Fournier:

California is now dead last in educational ranking among all 50 states.

When children start school with the basics, they are ready to compete and succeed in school.  Help parents in the task of:

  • reading to their children from birth, helping them to love books, decode our phonetic language called "Engrlish"
  • learning the fine motor skills of writing
  • and understanding practical math applicable to our daily lives.

Once in school, focus on the basics, period, through at least third grade.  Be sure to include physical education and allow for all three learning styles (visual, auditory and kinesthetic).   Do not drug "hyperactive" kids - instead, harness their energy.

Finally, be sure to have a vocational component to education starting in Middle School.

To reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, as set forth in a 2018 executive order what, if any, proposals, plans or legislation would you support?  Please be specific.
Answer from Paul Fournier:

Carbon neutrality is little more than an anti-human economic shakedown intended to line the pockets of globalist elites, who have no problem circling the globe in private jets and owning multiple mansions, all requiring heating, air conditioning and landscape irrigation that would make a golf course blush.

Carbon neutrality is a policy that should be stricken from our books.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $4,861

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

Paul Fournier
Employees of Profit Growth Builders
Employees of Law Offices of John G. Wurm

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (93.23%)
Small contributions (6.77%)

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

I believe in personal liberty, and personal responsibility for one's own actions.  I laughingly refer to myself as "slightly to the right of Atila the Hun".  I am a lifelong Republican, though often disenchanted with the Republican party.

I believe the U.S. Constitution and our founding documents to be some of the most inspired writing in the history of mankind.  The concept that government derives its power from the people rather than vice-versa is a history-changing concept.

And, for the last 2 years, with COVID as an excuse, we have been in the middle of a 3-alarm fire, and what is burning is the constitution.  I will do everything in my power to ensure that no executive, agency or bureaucrat can ever again infringe on our rights as they have during COVID, up to and including a constitutional amendment requiring a 2/3 popular vote to allow any such infringement.

I believe that children are a gift from God, that it is our homework assignment as parents to know our kids better than anyone else on Earth, and to create an environment for them to become who God created them to be and succeed in life.  Parents are the educators; schools are the hired help.   Early reading, writing and arithmetic are essential, as is vocational education.  Further,  parents need to be making educational and medical choices for their children - not the state and not the children.

Medical autonomy: Similarly, I believe that we generally know our bodies best, we are our own best doctors, and that that medical professionals are consultants and "hired help".

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