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San Bernardino CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 2

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Eric Eugene Coker

Business Owner
4,030 votes (8.05%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To bring industry back to San Bernardino County.
  • Laws, mandates, ordinances, codes - should only serve to improve lives, and not for the sole purpose to fine, tax, harass, hinder.
  • School access and curriculum.

Experience

Education

Chaffey College AS, Physicians Assistant Prerequisites (1995)
Chaffey College AA, Social Science with Certificate in Correctional Science (1995)
Chaffey College AA, General Ed (1995)

Biography

I was born in Redding Ca. I have lived in So Cal since I was three. We have lived in the Inland Empire since then. I met my wife and graduated from Alta Loma High School in 1985. I joined the US Army out of high school, went to Germany and served 2 years. I blew my knee out during a training exercise, spent 6 months in the Nurenberg military hospital and came home. We were married in 1993. My two daughters also graduated from Alta Loma High School. I have been a Class A truck driver, Network Administrator(MCSE, CNE, CCNA, A+), and currently a General Contractor ( Gen B, C-10). I have been a contractor for the last 15 years helping countless families upgrade their homes, and making dreams come true in my local area. We are active in our church, where I am a young mens advisor. Which is a great calling because I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, boating, all of it.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of the San Bernardino Area (2)

What are your proposed strategies for addressing homelessness in San Bernardino County?
Answer from Eric Eugene Coker:

I would like to see an expansion of mental health facilities and a way to get people off the street that are obviously unable to care for themselves, are dangerous, or are an overbearing nuisance on the local population. I am sure this is an unpopular view. I am not advocating prison settings, but a controlled environment where they can recieve the help they need, and for some there may be a need for permanent care. Like many of you I wonder how the federal government can send billions to foreign countries, while we at home struggle to care for our most vulnerable. For those that are left who are able to care for themselves and "choose" to live on the streets, I would say we enforce laws already in place that prohibit such behavior in public spaces. Offer group housing at a discount, job placement, training, and a path to independence not on the streets. For the holdouts we can only make choosing that lifestyle a difficult choice.

Are you for or against San Bernardino County moving to ranked choice voting? What are the reasons for your position on ranked choice voting?
Answer from Eric Eugene Coker:

I would like to see this "work well" in the smallest of elected positions as a test. Then when proven and acceptable maybe phased in. At this point I am undecided, and would be fine with a near 100% in person vote, with mail in for the truly invalid.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe that for the average person, we should barely know there is a government. We should see that the roads are maintained, that safety is maintained. I believe there is way too much government in our daily lives. EVERYTHING that government does, should be for the benefit of the most people. The governments job is to aid its constituents toward a better life, a maximum of liberty, and the pursuit of absolute happiness. Though when I think of government at this point I see a nanny state, telling us what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and they are waiting for the chance to ticket, fine, deprive, take, impeed, control every aspect of our very existance. We are killing our country, for our own good. I cannot make sense of it, and some things have got to change. We pay farmers to destroy crops, while talking of impending food shortages. We tell oil companies to stop producing, while importing more and more. We send our industry overseas and south, making us dependant as never before. I long to see America stronger than it was at its previous high, where we are not dependant on one other country for anything.

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