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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
November 8, 2016 — Elección General de California
Boleta y información de la votación para el state of California.
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Distrito 67Asamblea Estatal de CaliforniaNovember 8, 2016Elección General de California

November 8, 2016Elección General de California

Asamblea Estatal de CaliforniaDistrito 67

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Resultados electorales

  • 100% de distritos activos (244/244).

Sobre este cargo

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
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For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Melissa Melendez

Republicana
Asambleísta estatal de California
107,654 votos (63.8%)Winning
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Dinero total recaudado: $363,667

A continuación, le presentamos los mayores contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al (a los) candidato(s).

1
Gopac Election Fund
$8,400
1
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
$8,400
1
Philip Morris USA
$8,400
1
The Doctors Company
$8,400
1
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
$8,400

Por estado:

California 86.93%
Virginia 2.34%
Texas 1.73%
Illinois 1.39%
North Carolina 1.39%
Other 6.22%
86.93%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (98.66%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (1.34%)
98.66%

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (92.64%)
De individuos (7.36%)
92.64%
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Secretaría del Estado de California de MapLight.
Email melissa@melendezforassembly.com
Demócrata
Propietario de negocio, padre
60,996 votos (36.2%)
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  • Ampliar y expandir Medi-Cal, Medi-Care y cerrar las brechas que la Ley de Cuidado de la Salud Asequible no cubre para asegurar que todos los californianos tengan cuidados de la salud universales.
  • Ofrecer educación superior gratuita y programas de ocupación regionales para todos los que califiquen, porque necesitamos una fuerza de trabajo educada a nivel superior para los trabajos de alta tecnología de mañana.
  • Preparación ante la sequía. Necesitamos construir presas, acueductos y ductos de agua que almacenen y conserven agua durante la temporada de lluvias para que esté disponible durante la temporada de sequías.
Profesión:Propietario de pequeña empresa. Telecommunications Associate.
San Diego State University Licenciatura en , Cine, Televisión y Medios Nuevos (2004)
Coleman College Licenciatura en , Ciencia de Información Computarizada (1998)
Co-Founder, South 42nd For Bernie (2016current)
Volunteer, Senator Bernie Sanders for President 2016 Campaign (2015current)
Co-Founder, Lake Elsinore for Bernie (20152016)

Jorge currently works for a major telecommunications company.  He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Science and a B.S. in Film, Television and new Media. Being a Marine veteran, father, husband and son, he deeply cares about all the issues affecting everyone in his district.

  • Democrats of Southwest Riverside County
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club
1.
Drought

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific. 

Respuesta de Jorge Lopez:

I believe that we need to build new dams in strategic places though out Califonria.  We also need to build the infrastructure required to deliver rain water and runoff to those dams. We can, and should, build a pipeline that will connect most of the dams from Northern California to Southern California to ensure maximum water capacity is achieved for our drought years.  Incentives to convert to Desert landscapes and swimming pool-less backyards should be given.  

Climate change is eal and unless we curtail it, it will continue to get hotter and hotter.  We also, need to turn away from fossil fuels, and natural gas.  We need to install solar panels, wind mills and use water currents to create electricity instead of increasing CO2 levels and continue to create the greenhouse effect.  We can also invest in clean energy, mass transportation and turn our vehicles into electric cars.  When we can get a reliably, self-driving vehicle that can be programed to go where it's programed to go, we'll be able to make almost all failies a one-car family and Carbon Monoxide levels will drop even more drastically.  All this is achivable within a few years.  I will work toward setting the conditions that will make it happen.

2.
Fiscal Priorities

What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending?

Respuesta de Jorge Lopez:

Wherever there are bloated and obselete agencies, we'll either absorb them, re-structure and streamline by not back-filling empty positions.  I do not beleive that we need to subside big corporations.  It's not the amount of money that we are spending that is the problem, it is the value and return to our investments that we need to look at.  We want to be lean but not mean when instituding budget cuts that will affect the lives of employees and their families or the general public. 

3.
Minimum Wage

There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 

Respuesta de Jorge Lopez:

If inflation had kept up with wages, many experts believe that wages would be over $26 an hour.  While it may be true that at first, business may suffer from the increase, government can help small business by subsiding or giving tax credits the first year and, if needed, the second year.  However, we live in a consumer driven economy and most people have to consume just to survive.  The more money they have, the more they will consume with their expendible income.  Businesses should thrive. 

I support a living wage.  Some cities require a higher wage than $15 an hour.  It is important to remember that this is the MINIMUM amount of money , we believe a person should be making just to make ends meet. The increase, will also mean that families will no longer be eleigible for some social programs and that may mean more savings for California.    

4.
Money in Politics

Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?

Respuesta de Jorge Lopez:

We need to pass laws that will make Publicly funded elections a reality in California.  We need to ban government officials from being able to go to work as lobbyist for their big money donors for at least five years after they leave office.  A State holiday to allow all the people of California to vote can help by making lawmakers subject to the voters.  A shorter campaign season makes it so that politicians govern instead of fund -raise. We have term limits to prevent corrupt politicians from staying on for life but if we get big money out of politics, the Voter will hold bad politicians accountable and boot them out.  California has been a progressive State and if we set the example, other states will follow suit.  

Dinero total recaudado: $8,500

A continuación, le presentamos los mayores contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al (a los) candidato(s).

1
Association of California School Administrators
$8,500

Por estado:

California 100.00%
100.00%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (100.00%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (0.00%)
100.00%

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (100.00%)
De individuos (0.00%)
100.00%
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Secretaría del Estado de California de MapLight.

Jorge understands that bad things happen to good people.  For that reason, he wants to ensure that there is a safety net to endure a quick recovery. He believes that government has an obligation to it's best for the people it represents. Especially for those whose voice may not be heard - children, women, elderly, animals and the environment.  Jorge believes in a Woman's Right to Choose, Equal Pay, True Equality, Gun Safety,  Universal Healthcare, Quality Education, a Living Wage, Veteran Care, Protecting the Environment, Social Justice, LGBTQ Rights and, among many other things, Pro-small business. He is a Progressive Democrat. 

Email Jorgelopezforstateassembly@gmail.com

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