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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 34

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Tom Lackey

High Desert Assemblyman
22,622 votes (29.7%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Stand up for strong public safety laws and protect victims
  • Make California affordable for working and middle class families by cutting taxes
  • Strengthening our economy by cutting regulations and supporting small businesses



The son of a town dentist and small business owner, Tom Lackey was raised in the small, high desert mining town of Boron and graduated from Boron High School in 1977.

After graduation, Tom served as a missionary for two years, later returning home to attain a bachelor’s in special education and start his career as a special education teacher. To this day, Tom continues to serve those who require special care in the community as a champion for state funding to the developmentally disabled.

A proven and gracious leader for the region, Tom Lackey’s career has been underlined by a dedication to service and safety.

In 1985, Tom was provided with an opportunity to use his passion for helping people in another way when he was hired as an officer with the California Highway Patrol.

For nearly 30 years, Tom helped to keep the region’s streets and neighborhoods safe, serving the High Desert, and retiring as a Sergeant in 2014. During this time, he also worked as a member of the Antelope Valley Crime Task Force.

Those who know Tom will tell you that he has taken the oath to protect and serve to another level, and the number of ways he has helped to both lead for, and strengthen his community, exemplify this deep level of commitment.

Before being elected to the State Assembly, Tom served as a member of the Palmdale Elementary School District Board of Trustees, and was elected to three consecutive terms on the Palmdale City Council.

A lifelong conservative Republican, Tom is fighting every day to oppose tax increases, support law enforcement, protect constitutional rights, and create jobs in the High Desert.

Tom has two children and lives with his wife Linda in Palmdale.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $642,325

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

California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP)
California Association of Realtors
California Professional Firefighters
Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
California Correctional Supervisors Organization (CCSO)

More information about contributions

By State:

California 84.75%
Texas 2.71%
Arkansas 1.54%
North Carolina 1.53%
Other 9.46%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.86%)
Small contributions (0.14%)

By Type:

From organizations (93.25%)
From individuals (6.75%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Tom is a conservative Republican who believes in protecting taxpayers, standing with law enforcement, and making California more affordable for High Desert families.

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