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California State SenateCandidate for District 12

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Susanne Gundy

Retired Program Manager
89,471 votes (31.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • water for communities and agriccculture, preserve/ protect groundwater, equitably allocate surface water, build infrastructure
  • Increased access to health care for disadvantaged and rural communities, more mental health and reproductive heath providers for the valley
  • do our part to clean up the environment with "solar" everywhere, non-polluting creative acreage fallowing, electricvehicles and charging stations



Profession:Public health program manager secondary teacher
High School Teacher, Amador High School Pleasanton CA, Delano High School (2001–2003)
Health Education Assistant, Program Manager, Tulare County PUblic Heath. Heakth and Human Services (1977–1998)


UC Berkeley, Cal. Stae U. Longbeach, Middlebury College Vermant and J. Gutenberg U. in Mainz Germany, SOuthern Illinois BA, MA, California Teaching Credential, German and French, Social Science, Biology (1976)

Community Activities

Advocate:, Tulare County and Visalia Animal Shelters, Tulare -Kings Honeless Task Force (2011–current)
Organizer, Candidate, Voter Registration, Tulare County Democrats (1990–current)
Advocate/ Supporter, Planned Panrenthood/ Reproductive Rights, E350 Gun Safety and Assault Weapons Ban, World Wildlife Federation, Ocean Consrvancy,, (1998–current)

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Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

What programs, proposals, projects, or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?
Answer from Susanne Gundy:

repair irrigation canals, increase water storage capacity, subsidize fallowing acreage to elinminate dust and encourage wildlife/pasture/tree farms, protect groundwater and assure clean water for all communities, greywater technologies for homes and business

Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for middle and low income people in California?
Answer from Susanne Gundy:

Update zoning and construction regulations to allow for increasede density in residential neighborhoods, conversion of vacsnt commercisalspace to low-income snf moderste housing, increased State funding to communities and non-profitd to buld and rehabiliatate housing

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of young, low-income Californians?
Answer from Susanne Gundy:

Laptops and wii-fi  for all students, subsidize prospective teachers, parent education, universal pre-school

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.
Answer from Susanne Gundy:

Solar everywhere, EV charging stations, retire fossil fuel powered vehicles, trees everywhere

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