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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 47

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John Briscoe

Governing Board Member, Ocean View School District of Orange County
114,371 votes (36.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • HOMELESSNESS. Being Homeless is not a crime; however stealing, public defecation/urination, under the influence in public, and general mental incapacity can be code violations. Substance abuse and mental illness underlie as much as 60 homelessness.
  • HEALTHCARE. Everybody needs it, and nobody has enough of it. First and foremost, we must protect the so-called "gold-plated" plans our union members worked wo hard to negotiate. We must introduce competition across state lines and open pricing.
  • IMMIGRATION. Everybody comes from somewhere, and almost 20 million have come here undocumented. We cannot handle more; we must secure airports, shipping and all entry points. A path to citizenship must be crafted fold in the disenfranchised.



Profession:Governing Board Member Ocean View School District
Broker, Self Employed (1989–current)
Governing Board Member, elected & reelected 4 times, Ocean View School District of Orange County — Elected position (2006–current)


National University Ed.D. Doctoral Candidate, Organizational Innovation and Leadership (current)
Claremont Graduate University, Peter Drucker School of Business M.B.A. Masters in Business Administration, Business Adminstration (1989)
CSULB California State University at Long Beach M.P.A. Masters in Public Administration, Public Administration (1979)
CSULB California State University at Long Beach B.A. Bachelor of Art, Psychology (1975)
CSULB California State University at Long Beach B.A. Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication (1975)

Community Activities

Assistant Scoutmaster / National Jamboree, Boy Scouts of America (1959–current)
Member (22 years), Rotary International LA5, El Rodeo (1998–current)
Member, Optimist Club, Surf City (2017–current)


The Honorable John Briscoe, Trustee is an elected Trustee to the Ocean View School District, a seat he won in 2006.  Mr. Briscoe is well educated with two advanced degrees.  He has earned his M.B.A. from Claremont Graduate University, Peter Drucker School of Business, and his M.P.A. from CSULB California State University at Long Beach, School of Public Policy.  He also possesses two undergraduate BA degrees in Psychology and Speech Communication, and was awarded his Certificate of Honors at graduation from CSULB.  Professor Briscoe instructs Marketing at CSULB Long Beach State.


John Briscoe is a management expert having held senior-level positions at major US corporations including Kraft/General Foods Inc., Mars Inc., The Hain-Celestial Group Inc., and Keebler/Bakeline Inc.  During his tenure at these world class organizations John was able to increase revenue and profit while maintaining a nurturing and stable work environment for the employees.  Subsequent to his corporate roles he earned State of California license recognition as a Broker and opened his business in partnership with is wife in 1991.  Debbie and John have served their clients faithfully since then in all matters related to real property asset management through Crestwave Property Management.


John is an active member of the community that elected him having served as a PTA volunteer, AYSO Soccer, Little League, School Site Council, and Grace Church worker.  He is an Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Troop leader, and member of Rotary International, LA-5 El Rodeo.  John has worked relentlessly to instill patriotism and flag education in our schools as well as the display of our National Motto, In God We Trust.


Trustee Briscoe is a sixth generation Californian with even more distant family roots to Baja California and Mexico.  Two of his grandparents were immigrants to the US. John was born in Altadena, CA and his wife Debbie is a native of Escondido, CA where both of her parents were born in the early 1900’s.  John and his wife Debbie (45 years) have 1 son Tyler, age 29 and a National University Graduate Student.  John comes from a long line of elected family members with his great grandfather elected Mayor of Compton City and his grandfather serving two terms as Trustee on the Pasadena City College Board.  John is proud to continue the family tradition in his 4th elected term/16 years of volunteer Trustee service.


Contact Trustee John Briscoe at his email address, or write him at 6821 Skyview
Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.  His cell phone is 714.658.2245 and he encourages you to visit his website
: or message him on Facebook.

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 John Briscoe:


Financing infrastructure by bonds places the cost burden on future users which is appropriate.  Bond financing also assures the project will pay for itself in some fashion as evidenced by bond sales and interest rates required.


The general fund of local, county, and state governments must be used for ongoing routine maintenance repairs.  Heretofore local cities used to spend 50% of budget on infrastructure and 50% on labor and benefits.  They have now ratched this up to almost 80% wages and benefits leaving nothing for residents.


When infrastructure improvements benefit only a narrow constitutancy, that narrow user base should pay for their improvements.

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


The so-called "Gold-Plated" health care plans were negotiated after many years of hard work; they cannot be eliminated.


All pricing must be made open and transparent for all health care consumers to see what they are paying compared to others for the same services and goods.


All health care programs should compete across all state lines all the time.  Something is wrong when one company does 95% of the business in Alabama!


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


We have over twenty-million undocumented residents in the USA, we do not have room for more.  Entry must be secured including airports, shipping, foreign visa, and all other accesses.  


We must provide a path to citizenship for the existing undocumented folks.  They all should have a roadmap to full citizen engagement and the American Dream.


Family chain migration has been lambasted unfairly.  When granny from Vietnam is sponsored into the USA, her family promises never to use social services for her and to fully support her.  This is great for our families and costs the government nothing.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $64,528

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

John Briscoe
Employees of Autocrib, Inc.

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.79%)
Small contributions (1.21%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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