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U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 1

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Rob Lydon

8,745 votes (3.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Addressing unsustainable deficit spending through both decreased spending and increased revenue generation
  • Improving both quality of, and access to education, including higher education and career/technical training.
  • Addressing public forestland management, including sustainable harvest and wildfire mitigation practices



Veterinarian, Business Owner (2003–current)
Trustee, Shasta Community College — Elected position (2014–current)


UC David DVM, Veterinary Medicine (2000)

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 Rob Lydon:

It is simplistic to lump all of our infrastructure into a single question. Any budget for the above named infrastructure areas will need careful application and balancing of private and public use revenues, federal tax and tariff revenues and private investment. The only caveat, in my opinion, is that there be no deficit spending- if we cannot afford it, we shouldn't do it.

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

I will propose and support amendments to our current healthcare system. These would include adding an annual review process; establishing standardized metrics of performance in the areas of accessibility, affordability for all socioeconomic groups (including working people) and quality of care; requiring a balanced healthcare budget which includes no deficit spending; and mandating a robust and transparent amendment process which provides for continuing modification to improve access, affordability and quality.

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

I will support any immigration policy which will allow the continued immigration of people who will integrate into our society as we and our ancestors have, while simultaneously preventing the entry of those people who will not- people with criminal histories, those with malicious intent, and the willfully indigent. I will cross party lines, if necessary, to do so. I believe this is not a party issue, but one where dignity, respect and opportunity for all people should be our metrics.

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