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State of CaliforniaCandidate for GovernorNewsom Replacement

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Doug Ose

Farmer/Small Businessman
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Lifelong Californian.

Doug Ose is a life- long resident of Sacramento, small business owner, job creator and former 3-term member of the United States Congress with deep agricultural ties. 

A respected Northern California business leader, Doug Ose has helped create hundreds of jobs, and is widely recognized for his role in negotiating a resolution to the energy crisis in the early 2000’s.

No Nonsense.

A no-nonsense community leader, Ose believes the top issues facing California include reforming the public education system, supporting public safety, aggressively addressing homelessness across the state and refusing to turn a blind eye to those with mental health and substance abuse issues.

A Leader with a Plan.

Additionally, California must align its tax and regulatory frameworks with neighboring states, focus on substantive environmental improvements and create a stable and growing job market that supports market rate housing that working families in California can afford.

Doug Ose lives in Sacramento with his wife of 32 years and they have two grown daughters.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $444,543

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

Doug Ose
Harris Farms
strain orchards
Pacific Coast Building Products and employees
Auburn Manor Holding Corporation
Employees of Hust Brothers

More information about contributions

By State:

California 97.65%
Oregon 1.70%
Nevada 0.34%
Idaho 0.25%
Other 0.07%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.52%)
Small contributions (0.48%)

By Type:

From organizations (26.02%)
From individuals (73.98%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

[Priorities shared with Voter's Edge before the candidate suspended his campaign:]

Priority 1: Change Lanterman-Petris-Short to provide compulsory treatment for drug addicted and/or mentally ill persons who are homeless, and stop releasing criminals back into our neighborhoods.     Priority 2: Get our children back in school at the school that the parents decide best meets the child's needs, and provide funding that follows the child     Priority 3: Implement the wishes of the voters from 2014 and build new water storage and conveyance facilities, thereby increasing the supply of water for agricultural, municipal and environmental use.  

Political Philosophy:

Living in California is frustrating. Our leaders are out of touch with everyday life. They don’t seem to care about results. Public education is failing our kids. Public safety is compromised. Crime rates are soaring, and defunding the police doesn’t work. AB 5 killed independent contractor opportunities. Unreasonable COVID-19 restrictions killed more jobs and businesses. Inflexible policies destroyed a year of academic advancement for students. Homelessness is out of control. Housing and food are too expensive. State gas taxes are excessive. Electricity rates are rising. Water remains scarce. High speed rail is a disastrous boondoggle. Government is delusional to say they reduced fire risk as California burns each year. Millions of Californians were impacted by the disaster at the Employment Development Department and not a thing is being done to fix it. These wounds are self-inflicted. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can rebuild the California Dream. It starts with public K–12 school choice. Remove caps on public charter school enrollment—funding must follow the child. Fund law enforcement. Hold criminals accountable. Provide mandatory treatment and counseling resources for drug addicts and mentally ill persons roaming the streets. Build housing we can afford. Lower gas taxes. Build water storage. Reduce fire fuels in forests. Fix the Employment Development Department and get checks out to those who are eligible. Everything I cherish is in California and I am fighting for it. Leadership and experience matter. It’s time for a change. I humbly ask for your vote.

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