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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 6

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Kevin Hanley

Business Chamber CEO
8,989 votes (6.7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Enhance public safety by ensuring sure and swift punishment of those who commit crime.
  • Increase opportunities for all Californians by repealing job-killing laws and regulations on businesses.
  • Increase opportunities by expanding parental choice of schools and shifting more authority and responsibilities to local school districts and schools.



Profession:CEO Business Chamber
CEO, Auburn Chamber of Commerce (2014–current)
Founder and Chairman, Greater Auburn Area Fire Safe Council — Appointed position (2006–2015)
Mayor and City Councilman, City of Auburn — Elected position (2002–2014)
Chief Health and Insurance Policy Consultant, Assembly Republican Office of Policy, California Legislature — Appointed position (1999–2014)
Governor Wilson's Insurance Advisory, Governor Wilson's Administration — Appointed position (1997–1999)


Claremont Graduate University Masters, Public Policy Analysis (1985)
UC Berkeley B.A., Political Economy (1981)

Who supports this candidate?

Elected Officials (1)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific. 
Answer from Kevin Hanley:

I favor streamlining the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to build more water storage, recycling and desalination plants.  

Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?
Answer from Kevin Hanley:

Create small, more compact Assembly and Senate districts.  Money has much less influence when voters get a change to know the track record of local elected officials who run for state office.  

There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 
Answer from Kevin Hanley:

I oppose raising the mininum wage because it reduces entry-level jobs for people.  Even Governor Brown admitted it doesn't make any economic sense to raise the minimum wage.  It is also unjust to eliminate job opportunties for poor people who want to work hard and realize the American Dream.

What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending?
Answer from Kevin Hanley:

I favor creating a Performance-Based Budget to identify state programs that are not achieving good outcomes for California citizens.  I favor reforming those programs or eliminating them.  I favor reducing taxes to Red State levels so we have less dependence on government.  

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $235,313

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

Employees of HANLEY, KEVIN J.
Flyers Energy and employees
McClintock for Congress
Americans for Good Government
Van Howd Studios

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.69%
Arizona 0.62%
Washington 0.43%
Oregon 0.09%
Other 0.17%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.34%)
Small contributions (1.66%)

By Type:

From organizations (6.29%)
From individuals (93.71%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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