We can defeat this recession by
creating an atmosphere that encourages the private sector to
invest in our people and our state. It is all about jobs,
jobs and more jobs. The best way
to generate the revenues needed to fund police and fire
protection is for the private sector to create jobs, not
raise taxes. We can help put people back to work by
reversing some of the burdensome over-regulation and
over-taxation that kills jobs and forces businesses to leave
Lower taxes and less spending
I believe that Ronald Reagan had it right. Families benefit from
lower taxes and keeping government bureaucrats under control.
Liberals say its greed to want taxes that allow families to save for
retirement or college or to buy a new home with the money they have
earned. I say its just good old-fashioned common sense.
As a fourth generation farmer, I understand it is
agriculture that drives the economic
engine of California. I understand the need to protect prime farmland,
private property rights and the environment that makes it possible for
Californian farmers to generate billions of dollars into our state's
economy and help us feed America and the world.
will be a strong advocate to address our current and future water needs.
We must have adequate water storage if we are to continue to lead the
world's farmers. I will stand tall against continued attempts by
San Francisco and Southern California to export the Valley's water
resources that provide good-paying jobs and a good-hearted way of life.
A strong education system is the best jobs program possible
breaks the cycle of poverty. To have a strong
education system, our schools must be safe so our children
can learn without threats from drugs and gangs. By
giving our educational system the attention it deserves, we
can eliminate these threats from our schools and protect the
innocence of our children.
standards are critical to success in education and everyone involved
must be accountable, administrators, teachers and students alike.
Giving our local communities control and taking it away from Sacramento
bureaucrats will give our schools the ability to educate without the
unfunded mandates and red tape that have made going to some schools like
a trip to the DMV.
Crime and Public Safety
our citizens safe is our governments' first responsibility. I will
work closely with our local governments and police departments to give
them the tools and resources to take the fight to the gangs and drug
dealers. The meth problem in the Central Valley needs to be
addressed forcefully and I will give everything I have to help solve
The Second Amendment
believe that law abiding citizens have a right to own a gun and that is
their business...not the governments. Protecting the constitution
from those who would confiscate both our weapons and our rights will be
my promise to you.