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November 6, 2018 — California General Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 70

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Honor "Mimi" Robson

Libertarian
Professional Engineer
38,706 votes (27.1%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reduce the size and scope of government by eliminating unnecessary regulatory agencies which will create a business friendly environment and bring back good paying jobs.
  • Improve the infrastructure in our state without raising taxes by eliminating frivolous projects like the high speed rail and instead focusing on our antiquated water system and roads.
  • Eliminate government intrusion into the private lives of our citizens to create Individual Freedom and encourage self-reliance.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Licensed Professional Engineer
Licenced Profession Engineer, Self (2018–current)
Project Engineer, Mackintosh & Mackintosh Engineering (1994–2018)
Secretary, Libertarian Party of California (2017–2018)

Biography

Honor Robson was the Libertarian Candidate for California’s 33rd State Senate District in 2016 and with very little time, money or name recognition she garnered almost 50,000 votes (22%) in the 2016 November General Election.  Although she didn’t win she was able to make a strong showing and built on that success by being the first 3rd party candidate to make it to the general election in a contested primary since Proposition 14 was passed in 2010.  She came in above a Democrat and a Green Party candidate and will face off against the Democratic incumbent in November.

She is doing this because she’s tired of “business as usual” in Sacramento where the career politicians are in it for themselves and their donors rather than the residents of the state that put them in office.

Honor has always been involved in her community and she knows that when she’s elected to the State Assembly she will have the opportunity to bring a fresh viewpoint to the legislature. As a Libertarian she is in a unique position to work with members on both sides of the traditional “aisle". She will take advantage of this by bringing the voice and needs of her community and leveraging it into policies that will better the economic and educational climate and improve the state’s failing infrastructure for not only her district but and all of California. 

Honor will bring practical and logical Free Market solutions which will give all Californians the opportunity to thrive without government intervening in all aspects of their lives. Please support her so that we can finally bring Honor to California politics and donate today!

Honor Robson grew up in Santa Monica California.  Her parents divorced when she was just nine years old and her mother, a licensed vocational nurse, worked two jobs to insure that she and her brother could continue receiving the excellent education of the Santa Monica school system, which was one of the best in the country at that time.  From this she learned that with hard work anything can be accomplished.

A few years later, Honor’s mother met and married a wonderful man that was the son of Italian immigrants and grew up in Hell’s Kitchen New York.  Realizing the limited opportunities in his community, where many of his class mates were already either in jail or worse, he joined the US Air Force and served in Korea.  After he finished his tour he moved to Southern California where he become a licensed building contractor and started his own business.

With her parents being such wonderful role models Honor was blessed with the knowledge of knowing she could become anything she wanted to be.  She became interested in structural engineering in the 1980’s when her step-father, a general contractor, was retrofitting brick buildings that were built before the 1933 Long Beach earthquake to make them safe for future earthquakes.  Although she had been interested in the arts, she always excelled in math and science so with the encouragement of her family she realized that structural engineering was a way to combine design and the betterment of her community.  In 1990 she moved to Long Beach, while attending Cal State Long Beach, met her husband of 23 years and has made her home there since.

Honor is now a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer and has been working at a small Structural Engineering Consulting firm since 1994, starting right after the Northridge Earthquake. The majority of her projects have been repairing and reinforcing commercial buildings that have been damaged by earthquakes, fire, wind and severe weather. As a project engineer she is involved in all aspects of the project, which include designing the structures to resist the damaging effects of an earthquake as well as getting all the required building permits for construction.  Her experience with the various state and local agencies in obtaining these permits have given her first-hand knowledge on how difficult it is to do business in California. 

As an example of the difficulties businesses face, a few years ago Honor was retained by a family that ran a small restaurant which had been damaged a fire.  Although they had sufficient insurance to re-build after the fire they didn’t have the additional code upgrade insurance to complete all the requirements of both the City of Long Beach and the State of California, which included additional accessibly and California Green Code requirements.  Although these requirements may be well intentioned, they wouldn’t have been required if there hadn’t been the fire; without additional up-grade insurance these requirements had to be paid out of pocket and the family almost lost everything they had worked for.

In addition to her work, Honor has been involved with many charitable organizations over the years. She has helped raise money by getting involved in events which bring awareness and funding. She was one of the top fundraisers for the Orange County Walk to end Alzheimer’s in 2011 as well as events which include AIDS Walk LA and the Walk to End Childhood Diabetes with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Honor is passionate when it comes to animals and has been involved in every level of rescue for many years. She has personally rescued several dogs and cats from the 101 Freeway near her office when people have left these animals abandoned on the side of the road.  In 2009 she watched someone leave three small dogs on the onramp of the freeway.  She spent several hours chasing these little ones until she rescues all three, which included a blind little boy that has been with her since and she appropriately named him “Freeway”.  Recently she also rescued a chicken that had escaped from a homeless encampment; she quickly built a coop to give this little girl a wonderful life.  In the past year she has gotten more involved in homeless outreach to help both the people in need and their pets, which include getting spay and neuter services for their dogs.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $8,900

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

1
Employees of Mackintosh & Mackintosh, Inc.
$3,400
2
Employees of Morning Star Company
$2,000
3
Libertarian Party of California
$1,500

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (16.85%)
From individuals (83.15%)
16.85%83.15%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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