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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

District 2 — California State Assembly

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About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 2 candidates.

Jim Wood

Democratic
Assemblyman, Career Family Dentist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Fire Recovery/Rebuilding. Prioritizing fire victims...
  2. I will continue battling the human tragedy of opioid...
  3. As chair of the Assembly Health Committee and a career...
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Matt Heath

Republican
Father, Husband & Businessman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Taxes - California ranks in the top for Gas Tax, Income...
  2. Infrastructure - California ranks near the bottom...
  3. Water - More efficient and effective water transport...
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Jim Wood

Democratic
California State Assemblymember
80,178 votes (69.6%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fire Recovery/Rebuilding. Prioritizing fire victims w/ insurance reform, rebuild protections, price gouging prevention, supplemental funding for affected schools, improving/replacing communication systems & I will continue helping however I can.
  • I will continue battling the human tragedy of opioid dependence and overdose. I have authored legislation reforming prescribing practices; automatic prescribing of naloxone, a medication that immediately reverses the effects of overdose & save lives
  • As chair of the Assembly Health Committee and a career health care provider, improving healthcare quality and access is my top priority. I will work to achieve universal health coverage for all Californians

Experience

Experience

Profession:Assemblyman, Career Family Dentist

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $735,985

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

1
California Dental Association and employees
$18,600
2
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$17,600
2
California State Council of Laborers
$17,600
3
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
$13,200
4
Peace Officers Research Association of California
$11,800

More information about contributions

By State:

California 82.00%
District of Columbia 3.00%
Texas 1.57%
Washington 1.41%
Other 12.02%
82.00%12.02%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.55%)
Small contributions (0.45%)
99.55%

By Type:

From organizations (93.88%)
From individuals (6.12%)
93.88%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Email jim@jim-wood.com
Republican
Father/Businessman
34,975 votes (30.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Taxes - California ranks in the top for Gas Tax, Income Tax and Sales Tax while 1 in 5 Californians live in poverty. This heavy tax burden cripples the middle class and drives businesses and jobs to neighboring states. Enough is enough!
  • Infrastructure - California ranks near the bottom for road conditions, yet we have the highest Gas Tax in the country. There are many examples of California's misguided transportation policies.
  • Water - More efficient and effective water transport and new water storage capacity are critical in conserving as much water as possible. We must develop new technology that benefit our agricultural economy while protecting habitats.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Father, Husband & Businessman
Member, Jack London Elementary School Site Council — Elected position (2012–2016)
Trustee, Gravenstein Union School Board — Elected position (2008–2010)

Education

Moravian College Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1998)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $17,388

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

1
California Republican Party
$12,072
2
Employees of Self Employed - Martha Blackard
$700
3
California Freedom & Prosperity Pac-state All Purpose
$500
3
Employees of jordan vineyards and winery
$500
4
Employees of Los Angeles County
$200

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.72%
Georgia 0.64%
Virginia 0.64%
98.72%

By Size:

Large contributions (90.02%)
Small contributions (9.98%)
90.02%9.98%

By Type:

From organizations (82.11%)
From individuals (17.89%)
82.11%17.89%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Email info@mattheathforassembly.com

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