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California State SenateCandidate for District 34

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Rhonda Shader

Mayor/Small Businesswoman
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Empower and fund local governments to combat homelessness
  • Lower the gas tax and the sales tax to decrease the cost of living
  • Ensure teachers, firefighters, police officers, and Sheriff’s deputies have the resources they need to do their jobs

Experience

Experience

Profession:Mayor of Placentia and Small Businessowner
Insurance Agent, Self Employed (2008–current)
Life and Health Coach, Self Employed (2018–current)
Council Member, City of Placentia — Elected position (2016–current)
Commissioner, Orange County Housing & Community Development — Appointed position (2021–current)

Education

University of Phoenix Bachelor of Arts Degree, Business Management (1998)
Santa Ana College Associate of Arts Degree, Paralegal Studies (1991)

Community Activities

Board of Director, Lot318 (2019–current)

Biography

I proudly call Orange County home: my husband and I raised our children here, and I own my small business here.

 In 2016, a City employee embezzled $5,000,000 of taxpayer money.  I was outraged, so I ran for office for the first time and was elected as a Councilwoman.  Since my election, I helped my city recover from that crime, became Mayor, and delivered results:

 

Launched our own Fire Department, saving $28,000,000

Created California’s first joint City-County infrastructure district, producing 5,000 high-paying jobs

Streamlined business license processes to help new small businesses

Provided housing for homeless veterans

Grants, flexible City approvals, and other support during COVID

With my experience as a small businessowner, Councilwoman, and Mayor, I know how to bring together best practices from both the public and private sectors.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $42,025

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

1
Orangethorpe Investment Partners, Inc.
$4,900
2
Republican Party of Orange County
$4,314
3
Employees of ERA Real Estate
$2,500
3
Personal Insurance Federation of California
$2,500
4
Richie's Installations Inc.
$1,800

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.48%)
Small contributions (2.52%)
97.48%

By Type:

From organizations (39.83%)
From individuals (60.17%)
39.83%60.17%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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