My name is Al Phillips and I am running to be your next assemblyman because I believe our state can return to the days when we had a Vibrant Economy, Academic Excellence and Efficiency in Government. My concerns are:
Our families need jobs. As a card carrying union carpenter, I’ve seen firsthand how our legislators in Sacramento have passed laws and regulations that have hampered our economic development. Additionally, as a member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District I understand the importance of balancing our environmental needs with realistic regulations that won’t be punitive against responsible businesses.
California is tired of the state using accounting gimmicks to balance the budget. This affects our ability to provide our children with a state that is first in education without burdening them with future debt. We need to prioritize our needs and put education, health care and public safety on the top of the list.
This is a big task and so far our legislators have failed. When I’m elected I will push for an independent audit of all state departments to find out where we have spending problems and then fix them. We need to use our gas taxes to repair our roads not to support pet projects.
This is not the time to build a multi-billion dollar train between destinations that do not benefit the majority of Californians.
We are at a crossroads and my name is Al Phillips and I ask for your vote to be your representative; to bring your voice and your message to Sacramento.
The 16th Assembly District is located in the I-580/680 corridor running through Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.
In 2010, Carly Fiorina came within just 5 points of defeating Barbara Boxer in this "swing" seat. In the same election, Republican Attorney General candidate, Steve Cooley won in the District by 5 points over San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris.
Current partisan voter registration is 40.1% Democratic to 34.4% Republican. 21.0% of the District is registered as "Decline to State."
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