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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

California State SenateCandidate for District 3

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Gabe Griess

Democratic
Retired Lieutenant Colonel
24,540 votes (10.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve our water supply with solar thermal desalination innovations, more storage and recycling facilities
  • Make college affordable so you can pay for it by working during the summer and accessing three percent loans.
  • Be a champion for special needs, mental health and veterans, Ensuring taxing marijuana funds these priorities.

Experience

Biography

Lieutenant Colonel Gabe Griess grew up in a farming community. His parents were teachers, and he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was assigned to navigate C-130 Super Hercules aircraft and was deployed to Afghanistan. Gabe also completed two tours at the Pentagon, where he managed U.S. trade policy for the Defense Technology Security Administration and served as the Afghanistan country director for the Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs. Gabe stood-up and commanded a new squadron of 77 air advisors dedicated to building partnership and partner capacity across Central and South America and the Caribbean.

He is a board member with the Solano Community College Educational Foundation, Rebuilding Together Solano, Vacaville Rotary Club, and a trustee with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.

Gabe is married to the love of his life, Kristie, and they have three children: Preston, age five; Mikayla, age four; and Harrison, age one.

 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $299,618

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

1
Employees of GRIESS, GABE
$143,500
2
Mcguire Capital Group Realty and employees
$7,600
3
Employees of Fremouw Environmental Services
$5,100
4
Employees of Wells Cargo Construction
$4,700
5
Employees of Concrete Value Corporation
$4,200
5
Employees of Daniel Negreanu
$4,200
5
Republic Health Resources
$4,200
5
Employees of Robert P. Frazer
$4,200
5
Employees of SS&C Technologies
$4,200
5
Employees of William Perkins
$4,200

More information about contributions

By State:

California 78.86%
Nevada 6.07%
Florida 5.08%
Texas 2.84%
Other 7.15%
78.86%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.60%)
Small contributions (1.40%)
98.60%

By Type:

From organizations (8.14%)
From individuals (91.86%)
8.14%91.86%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

After a twenty-year career in the Air Force, I’m running to serve you.  I understand that your quality of life relies on accessible education, a prosperous economy, a healthy environment, and safe communities.  I have hands-on experience as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force, on the Solano Community College Board, and working with community leaders in the Delta.  As your State Senator, I have the experience needed to invest in water and transportation infrastructure, make college affordable again, protect our most vulnerable citizens, and create jobs to strengthen our middle class.

I would be honored if you would trust me to serve you in Sacramento.  As we move forward, I need to know your concerns, ideas, and hopes for our future. So please, contact me.

 In Service,

Gabe

 

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