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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 5

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Kai Ellsworth

11,313 votes (9.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Provide adequate public safety services for rural California.
  • Improve broadband access to small towns and rural communities.
  • Give local communities more control over their own water and power.



Military Police, United States Air Force — Appointed position (2007–2009)


Sierra College Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (current)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

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. 
Answer from Kai Ellsworth:
I think one of the most important things to be considered when looking at future water projects is local control.  Another key factor that must be considered is that above ground water storage like reservoirs, is inherently unstable.  Water banking, or the replenishing of underground water reserves, is the solution that addresses both of these issues.  Replenishing aquifers with rain water, especially the run off from roads, stores water that would not otherwise be stored in an efficient way and ensures that water is kept under the control of local communities.  
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?

No answer provided.
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. 

No answer provided.
Fiscal Priorities

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

No answer provided.

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