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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
November 3, 2020 — California General Election

Asamblea Estatal de CaliforniaCandidato para Distrito 29

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Shomir Banerjee

68,663 votos (27%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Reducir la falta de vivienda
  • Mejorar la prestación de los cuidados de la salud
  • Mejorar la gestión del agua



Escuela de Medicina Boonshoft de Wright State University Médico (2006)
University of Cincinnati Maestría en Ciencias en Ingeniería Eléctrica (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MSEE), Materiales y Dispositivos Electrónicos (2002)
Baylor University Licenciatura en Ciencias en Ingeniería Eléctrica (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, BSEE), Diseño de Sistemas Analógicos (1995)


Dr. Banerjee grew up in the midwest, and moved to California for his medical training. He settled in Monterey County and has worked in primary care in this community as well as electrical engineering work in Silicon Valley. 

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Organizaciónes (1)

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de League of Women Voters of California (4)

To reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, as set forth in a 2018 executive order what, if any, proposals, plans or legislation would you support?  Please be specific.
Respuesta de Shomir Banerjee:

To reduce carbon production in the delivery of energy, energy production must be clean, safe, and profitable so that adoption is widespread.

  • Wind energy production is only profitable with subsidies, incurs a high cost in maintenance, and must be produced centrally, thus also incurring high delivery costs. Production of wind energy devices produces large amounts of toxic waste that is managed in other countries, and the carbon footprint of the manufacturing of the devices is very large, so the American public is mislead into thinking that wind is clean, when it is not.
  • Silicon solar offsets its large amount of toxic waste to other countries, and is insufficiently efficient to be profitable without subsidies, but it can be placed on-site, thus avoiding delivery costs. However, perovskite solar shows promise to be more efficient and cheaper and cleaner to produce. Perovskite solar can be manufactured entirely in California, using our unique natural resources. Commercial availability of perovskite solar is very near on the horizon. More investment should be placed in it, as well as de-regulation to facilitate faster implementation.
  • Nuclear power, in its current implementation, is inherently unstable, and now after several accidents in the past 50 years that is evident. Due to these accidents, the regulation in the nuclear industry is enormous, and the costs associated with that regulation make nuclear power production nearly unprofitable. However, thorium nuclear reactors are inherently stable, and use waste from existing nuclear reactors as their fuel, but their development is slowed by lack of investment and excessive regulation. Thorium reactors can also be made in a variety of sizes, facilitating on-site production. More should be invested in thorium nuclear energy.

I would propose the following legislation:

  • Sponsor state funding of research in thorium nuclear power.
  • Careful de-regulation of thorium nuclear power research.
  • Sponsor state funding of research in perovskite solar energy production.
Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for all income groups in California?
Respuesta de Shomir Banerjee:

Tax incentives for developing vertical housing in higher-concentration population areas, which are also where most jobs are. 

According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, we spend over $81,000 per individual who is incarcerated.  Other than incarceration, what ways can the State address safety and justice?
Respuesta de Shomir Banerjee:

Unfortunately there are no good, short-term solutions for this problem. The best way to approach this is to modify our school system to facilitate better outcomes in the long-term, and to modify our national trade policies to enable our economy to recover its shrinking middle class. 

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?
Respuesta de Shomir Banerjee:

De-salination to add more water to the aquifer and to meet the needs of the community and industry, if the community can bear its cost. Unfortunately this is costly compared to other, existing water management solutions. However, other solutions are not allowed, and there is no, newer technology that is ready for industrial scale production of water. 

¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?


Dinero total recaudado: $3,745

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

Triware Networld Systems
Employees of Monterey Peninsula Engineering
Employees of WDE, Inc.
Employees of Rockledge Associates
Employees of Wells Fargo

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 100.00%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (95.33%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (4.67%)

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (31.37%)
De individuos (68.63%)
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Secretaría del Estado de California de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

As a physician practicing for 13 years, providing care for a very broad selection of demographics, Dr. Banerjee has developed an accepting and understanding social perspective, that remains grounded in conservative roots. He believes that we should be good stewards of the resources we have been given. 

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