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Republican Party County Central Committee — Republican PartyCandidate for Member, Supervisorial District 4

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Dennis Allion

Retired Naval Officer
2,463 votes (24.78%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Increase the number of registered republican party members in Monterey County in all ethnic and age categories
  • Identify and promote policies for the party that will appeal to young people and voters of all ethnic groups
  • Expand local republican party efforts to communicate with party members and the public in general

Experience

Experience

Profession:Certified Management Accountant (retired)
Board Member, Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) — Appointed position (2008–current)
Senior Program Manager, CTB McGraw-Hill (2002–2008)
US Naval Officer, US Navy (1971–1992)
US Naval Officer, US Navy (1971–1992)

Education

Naval Postgraduate School Masters of Science, Financial Management (1982)
Michigan State University Bachelor of Science, Economics (1971)

Community Activities

Volunteer Tournament Official, Northern California Golf Association (2019–current)

Biography

I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and from the Naval Postgraduate School with an MS in Management.

I am a retired (20 years active duty) Navy Supply Corps Commander - speciality area was logistics and financial management.  After the Navy I was the assistant controller for the Roman Catholic Bishop of Monterey, a Vice President at Hartnell College, Adjunct Faculty member at the Naval Postgraduate School, Business Manager for MEDUNET in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Senior Program Manager at CTB-McGraw-Hill.  

I was a member of the Del Rey Oaks City Planning Commission for nearly six years and a city council member for 14 years where I served on the Board of Directors for AMBAG, Monterey One Water and the Monterey Regional Waste Management District. 

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe in reasonably limiting government's role in our lives. I am opposed to the seemingly endless upward spiral in taxes and government spending.  Government can and must have some role as a regulator and watch dog. I support free enterprise and free markets but also believe they need to be monitored by an informed electorate and responsible government that should help promote competition among businesses to drive down the cost of goods and services. Barriers to competition must be eliminated both for businesses and for individuals – all forms of religious, racial, and gender discrimination are destructive and counter productive to economic development; they have no place in a free economy.

I believe we have a moral responsibility to put more of our resources to work on real solutions to our state's homeless crisis. The solutions must include elements of physical and mental health, job training, counseling and housing.  

California must find a way to improve our schools with a focus on good parenting. Children who come from broken homes and impoverished families have consistently under performed in schools; we need to find ways to effectively address the conditions that set children up for failure. The most important thing we can do for our state and country’s future is to educate, train and empower our children to prepare them for the workforce, military and government service.  However, just throwing money at education is not the solution.

Our state and national government must find ways to reach agreement on immigration issues. We must acknowledge that migration is a part of human history – an unstoppable force of nature as individuals try to find a better way of life for themselves and their families. We can and should make reasonable efforts to control lawful migration and exclude criminals.

I pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of California. I believe government should protect, enhance, and preserve our individual liberties, balanced by the rights and responsibilities enshrined in the Constitution. I believe defense of our republic against all enemies is the paramount purpose of government. I believe that individual liberties bring with them individual responsibilities and duties. I agree to be held accountable for my individual conduct, for laws and policies that I advocate, and for their results. I will hold others accountable for their conduct and actions as well.

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