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California State SenateCandidate for District 27

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David Pollock

Democratic
Councilmember/Small Businessperson
15,359 votes (7.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education: As State Senator, David will make sure investing in the future of our children has first call on the state budget, that all children have access to quality preschool, and that college is affordable.
  • Environment: David will make sure that California leads the world in the reduction of greenhouse gasses, improve air quality, preserve our open spaces, and pursue a carbon-neutral economy.
  • Health Care: As State Senator, David will fight to reward increased quality of care, reduce cots, and make sure that mental illness is treated with the same care and support as physical illness.

Experience

Experience

Profession:City Councilmember/Small Business Owner
Principal, Pollock Consulting (2012–current)
Board Member, Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board — Appointed position (2013–current)
City Councilmember, City of Moorpark — Elected position (2009–current)
Member, Ventura County Democratic Central Committee — Elected position (2012–current)
Senior Director of Program Development, California School Boards Association (2006–2011)
Board Member, Moorpark Unified School District Board of Education — Elected position (1994–2009)
Manager of Market Planning, Pratt & Whitney (1988–2006)
Technology Planning Specialist, The Boeing Company - Rocketdyne Division (1988–1998)
Flight Scheduler, Flying Tigers (1982–1988)

Education

UCLA Anderson School MBA, Business Management (1992)
Pepperdine University Bachelor, Management (1986)

Community Activities

Board Member, Moorpark College Foundation (2013–current)
Board Member, Central Coast Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (2013–current)
Energy & Environment Committee Member, Southern California Association of Governments (2012–current)
Member, Moorpark Democratic Club (2012–current)
Board Member, Simi Valley Hospital Foundation Board (2011–current)

Biography

David Pollock is the mayor pro tem for the City of Moorpark, a small business owner and a proud husband and father who has raised his family in the 27th Senate District. A Southern Californian since childhood, David has dedicated his life to public service.

 

David has served on the Moorpark City Council since 2009, where he has been a champion for open space, sustainable development and healthy living. David has earned a reputation for responsiveness to the needs and concerns of his constituents. He will bring his focus on accountable government to Sacramento as our next state senator.

 

Elected four times to the board of the Moorpark Unified School District, David spent 15 years helping improve academic achievement in our local schools. He led the effort for open enrollment and distinctive instructional programs, including schools specializing in the performing arts, science, and technology. He was actively involved in upgrading local schools by passing two school bonds and supporting a strong academic focus.  During his tenure, the Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon team won four national titles.

 

David also served as president of the Ventura County School Boards Association and was the first school board member from Ventura County to serve as president of the California School Boards Association, representing nearly 1,000 school boards. As a state education leader, he helped negotiate state budgets and established a statewide trust fund for school districts to fund their post-employment benefits.

 

Understanding our schools’ needs for statewide fiscal stability, David worked directly with then-Governor Schwarzenegger on the passage of Propositions 57 and 58, which helped establish the rainy day fund in California.

           

In addition to his city council duties, David champions social, economic, and environmental justice issues through his leadership on the Ventura County Air Pollution Control Board, represents the Ventura Council of Governments (VCOG) on the Energy & Environment Committee of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and serves on five non-profit boards including the Simi Valley Hospital Foundation as Chair.

 

David is a business development professional with an extensive background with large and small companies. He currently operates his own consulting business helping to grow small- to medium-sized businesses. He holds an MBA degree from the UCLA Anderson School and a BS degree from Pepperdine University. David is also a licensed commercial pilot and a certified flight instructor.

 

David is also known for his career as a child actor where he notably played the character Rudi Stein in the 1976 classic Bad News Bears. Today he lives in Moorpark with his wife, Diana, and has two grown children.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $194,342

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

1
Employees of POLLOCK, DAVID
$33,052
2
Employees of Assisted Home Health and Hospice
$7,200
3
Employees of Haas Automation
$4,200
3
Employees of Lancome
$4,200
4
Employees of California State University, Channel Islands
$3,120

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.17%
Maryland 2.27%
Arizona 0.65%
Massachusetts 0.54%
New York 0.54%
Other 0.84%
95.17%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.32%)
Small contributions (4.68%)
95.32%

By Type:

From organizations (7.03%)
From individuals (92.97%)
92.97%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

We live in a great state but we can always do better.

 

For our community, we need a state legislator that will be a champion for the issues important to our state, including education, the environment, and health care. Currently, we are ranked 46th in the nation in per student education funding, we continue to experience environmental disasters like the Porter Ranch gas leak and the Torrance Exxon Mobile refinery, and countless California families are still without access to the quality health care they need.

 

As a longtime resident of the 27th Senate District, statewide education leader, parent, small business owner, and a locally elected official dedicated to our communities, I’m ready to bring my experienced and accountable leadership on these issues to Sacramento as your State Senator.

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