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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 25

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Kenneth Jenks

Telecommunications Executive
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Economy with fiscal and monetary policy aligned with a balanced economy and long term deficit reduction that is free market driven.
  • Collaborate to improve Health Care that covers pre existing conditions and doctors, lower prescrition drug prices, and protection for the young and old.
  • Three Ss - National Security, Soveriegny, and Safety

Experience

Experience

Profession:Telecommunications Executive
Telecommunications Management, Charter Communications (2017–current)
Director of Engineering, Suddenlink (Acquired by Altice 2016) (2014–2016)
Vice President Product and Technology Operations, ANPI (Acquired by Onvoy 2014) (2012–2014)
Director of Operations Engineering, AireSpring (2007–2012)
Sgt Non-Commissioned Officer - Meritorious NCO - Campaign Service Medal, United States Marine Corps (1980–1984)

Education

Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Executive MBA, Leadership, Finance, Mergers&Acquisitions, Valuation, Marketing, Operations, Economics, HRM, Corporate Strategy (2016)
California State University Northridge Master of Science in Engineering Management, Areas of study - Operations Research, Accounting and Financial Analysis, Quality Engineering, Innovation, Management (2011)
Rochester Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science, Double concentrations in Telecommunications Engineering and Applied Computing - Computer Science (2005)
United States Marine Corps Communications Electronics School, Telephone Switchboard Repair and Systems (1981)

Community Activities

Drums and Percussion, Santa Clarita Blues Society, performances with national recording artists, college Big Band Jazz and Orchestra (1980–current)
United States Masters Swimming and Southern Pacific Masters Swimming, USMS and SPMS (2003–current)
Member, American Legion (2000–current)
Member, Veterans of Foriegn Wars (VFW) (2005–current)

Biography

Mr. Jenks has been building and implementing carrier wireless, wireline, internet, enterprise data, voice and fiber optic networks throughout California, the U.S., and globally for 35 years. Jenks continues to implement carrier networks and enterprise services to  first responders, hospitals, school districts, universities, federal and state agencies, municipalities, and large enterprise businesses.  Jenks' telecommunications background, business acumen, and leadership skills directly support the security, safety, and economic health of our communities. He has a an extensive background in building high growth companies with time tested leadership.

Additionally, he has worked extensively with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) agency and Homeland Security. Mr. Jenks has also worked with great ALL AMERICAN innovative manufacturers such as REDCOM. REDCOM provides the most secure communications solutions in the world to first responders and countless other agencies and operators such as the Los Angeles Fire Department's 106 city fire stations and their department wide alerting systems and network. 

Mr. Jenks' work, in collaboration with co-workers, includes coordination with various permitting agencies such as transportation, city, state, utilities, and railroad authorities.  Safety, environmental regulation, and seasonal constraints influence his work as well. 

Mr. Jenks is a collaborator, pioneer and innovator in high tech industry. He has been a key player in domestic and international deregulation with significant contributions to numerous innovations and product of the year awards.  He has been the recipient of outstanding service awards from schools such as Playa Vista Elementary School District for implementing computer hardware, networks, and high speed internet services. Mr. Jenks' list of telecommunications and technology contributions to children's hospitals, school districts, colleges, and universities throughout Southern California is extensive. 

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Kenneth Jenks:

Their are two types of financing in the business and corporate world; Debt and Equity financing. In the public sector there is deficit and suplus. There are two ways the government can finance a deficit; 1. borrowing from the public by selling interst bearing bonds to the public, or issuing new money.

I would support a comprehensive plan the includes borrowing from the public. I do not support aribitrary increases in taxations. I would recommend the investments in interest bearing bonds include a tax dedection either by both federal or state government issuing the bonds.

Governmnt spending must include a balanced economy. This is different than the common topic of a balanced budget that politicians use when they do not understand marco economics, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and GDP / Trade in general.

 

 

 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Kenneth Jenks:

Legislation that ensures fair and honest billing and insurance payment notification and methods.

A Bill that I would author / sponsor would be an extended family group policy. This would be a Bill that would provide a group policy for imiediate and extended family members for three generations. For example: grandparents, adult children, and grandchildren in an extended family. Documented immiegrants, legal residents, and citizens.

I would also like to see a highly competitive environment for prescription medication and intra and interstate health care.

Children and the elderly are of high priority - the most vulnerable. No child left behind with health care.

 

 

 

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Kenneth Jenks:

End chain migration. End birth right citizenship - children are citizens of the citizenship of their biological mother and father. Merit based immigration. Extended minimum application period (ie 20 years) to immigrants that break current immigraton law. I am a strong proponent of legal immigration having had a 33 year marriage to a legal immigrant from South Korea, and a 1st generation hipsanic son-in-law. There are 4 languages spoken with fluency amongst my immediate family; English, Spanish, Korean, and Japanese.

 

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