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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 6

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Suzanne Jones

Republican
Trustee/Commissioner/Mediator
4,397 votes (3.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Roll back the "regulatory state" and reduce the tax burden that is driving businesses and opportunities out of California.
  • Address California's crumbling transportation and water infrastructure. Stop the bullet train fantasy that no one wants and that we can't afford.
  • Restore excellence to schools: Prevent schools from promoting PC social engineering schemes, stop federalization of the curriculum and ensure a stronger voice for parents.

Experience

Experience

Profession:School Board Trustee, Commisioner, Mediator
Trustee, Placer County Board of Education — Elected position (2010–current)
Board Member, Past Chair, Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council — Appointed position (2011–current)
Mediator, APPELLATE MEDIATION PROGRAM COURT OF APPEAL, THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT — Appointed position (2012–current)
Commissioner, Placer County Older Adult Advisory Commission — Appointed position (2013–current)
Member, California County Boards of Education Legislation Committee — Appointed position (2012–2016)
Legal Analyst III, Sacramento City Unified School District (2006–2009)
Management Analyst, Dept of the Army, Office of the Program Manager, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1997–2001)
Owner/Operator, Decorating Den Interior Décor, Granite Bay, CA (1994–1996)
Investigative Operations Assistant/Criminal Intelligence Coordinator, US Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Ord, CA (1991–1992)
Chief, Administrative Services Support Branch, US Army Criminal Investigations Command, Heidelberg, German (1988–1991)

Education

California Bar Association California Bar Card, Law (2006)
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento J.D., Law (2005)
California State University, Sacramento B.A., Major: Human Biology, Minor: Chemistry (1981)

Community Activities

Elected Member, Placer County Republican Central Committee (2015–current)
Member, Placer County Republican Assembly (2012–current)
Member, Sacramento, El Dorado County Republican Assemblies (2014–current)
Associate Member, American River Republican Women Federated (2010–current)
Associate Member, Auburn Area, South Placer and El Dorado Hills-West Republican Women Federated (2012–current)

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 Suzanne Jones:

Reassesment of the Environmental Protection laws.

Many of the Environmental Protection laws preclude reasonable water management, building additional water storage, and destroy our farm lands.

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 Suzanne Jones:

It is not up to the Legislature to pass new laws restricting or limiting campaign contributions.

It is up to the voters to not elect candidates that are corrupted by the big money and heavy influence of wealthy speciual interes groups.

It is up to the voters to express their outrage and get the corrupt system of big campaign contributors changed.

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 Suzanne Jones:

Minimum Wage increases will destroy minimum wage jobs because employers will be forced to reduce employee workforce as a result of the added expense; 

 

The minimun wage increase is responsible for the innovation of new automation that will replace minimum wage employees where ever possible.

 

I do not support increasing minimum wage.  I support bringing businesses back to California, that will bring good jobs back.  

I support returning ooportunity to California so that people can become entrepeneurs and aspire to make more than just minimum wage.

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

1.  Return Quality to our public school education.

2.  Reduce onerous taxation and regulations on both taxpayers and small businesses.

3.  Restore public safety by repealing both prop 109 and reverse some of the crime declassifications in prop 47.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $52,494

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

1
Employees of JONES, SUZANNE V.
$12,800
2
Employees of Mike Spelis
$6,600
3
California Trailblazers
$2,200
4
Sharif Jewelers
$1,785
5
Employees of Innovative Energy Services
$1,000
5
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.55%
Nevada 0.93%
Virginia 0.52%
98.55%

By Size:

Large contributions (92.26%)
Small contributions (7.74%)
92.26%

By Type:

From organizations (16.95%)
From individuals (83.05%)
16.95%83.05%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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