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California State SenateCandidate for District 29Newman Replacement

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Bruce Whitaker

Republican
City of Fullerton Council Member
28,704 votes (19.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I pledge to defend all property owners by fighting special interests who seek to destroy protections provided by Proposition 13. This would result in dramatically higher property taxes. Real estate costs and rents are already too high.
  • Persistent drought conditions are causing water shortages and scarcity. The State has failed to adequately plan and promote increased surface storage and groundwater supply sustainability, particularly for Southern California.
  • Chief among challenges awaiting solutions at the state level is a massive unfunded pension liability with total pension debt nearing one trillion dollars on a Market Basis, or $76,884 per every household in California.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Business person
City Council Member / OCWD / SAWPA/ OWOW waterboard commissioner., City of Fullerton (2010–current)
Fullerton City Council (Mayor 2013 and 2017), Fullerton City Council — Elected position (2010–current)

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $36,573

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

1
Moorlach for Senate 2020
$4,400
2
Hospitality Company
$3,000
2
Pacific Community Credit Union and employees
$3,000
2
Roseville Fullerton Burton Holdings, LLC
$3,000
3
Employees of Mangus Finance
$2,500

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.33%)
Small contributions (3.67%)
96.33%

By Type:

From organizations (47.42%)
From individuals (52.58%)
47.42%52.58%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Position Papers

Over Taxation Unfunded Pension Liability Water Shortages

Summary

Chief among challenges awaiting solutions at the state level is a massive unfunded pension liability with total pension debt nearing one trillion dollars on a Market Basis, or $76,884 per every household in California.

Persistent drought conditions are causing water shortages and scarcity. The State has failed to adequately plan

and promote increased surface storage and groundwater supply sustainability, particularly for Southern California.

 

Our state government is too expansive, expensive and intrusive. I will vigorously fight new taxes, rate increases

and costly, excessive regulations. California’s future economic strength and competitiveness requires a leaner 

more effective and efficient state government. 

I pledge to defend all property owners by fighting special interests who seek to destroy protections provided by

Proposition 13. This would result in dramatically higher property taxes. Real estate costs and rents are already 

too high. Every voter’s right to vote on taxes must not be infringed.

My background as a Controller/Chief Financial Manager, and as Medical Center Administrator provides expertise 

and solution oriented executive experience in business and in healthcare. I’ve worked as:

  Policy Advisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors 4th District; Member, Orange County Oversight Board

  District Director, 72nd District California State Assembly

  Current Fullerton City Council Member, elected 3 times,  Mayor of Fullerton 2013, 2017

  Current Director, Orange County Water District; (Alt.) Commissioner, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

 

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