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Republican Party County Central Committee — Republican PartyCandidate for Member, Assembly District 20

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Alison A. Hayden

Educator/Business Owner
8,002 votes (22.46%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Return strength and authority to parents/family and local communities
  • Stop the squeeze of taxes and fees on the middle class
  • Enforce media accountability to objective reporting



The London School of Economics M.Sc., Development Management (current)
San Francisco State University Teaching Credentials: Secondary & Special Education; Instruction Certification: Autism; Educational Therapist, Education (2005)
University of California-Berkeley BA, Political Economy of Industrial Societies (1986)


Alison was born in Sacramento, California and spent her formative years in Taipei, Taiwan. She was raised in an Air Force family, moving back and forth between Fairfax, VA and the beautiful island.  Her father later retired and joined a US multinational firm to manage its electronics factory in the southern port and Export Processing Zone of KaoHsiung.  She graduated high school from a boarding school in Taichung, Taiwan before returning to the USA for university and then graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a Bachelors degree, and The London School of Economics with a Masters of Science degree. 


Alison spent eight years in the financial industry, beginning with banking and lending, after having undertaken a management-training program with Bank of America, and continued with Citibank’s International Private Banking Group.  She then joined Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., after a brief project with the Boston Consulting Group, traded in its elite stock and options trading group that served the bank’s top 2% of private investors. 


She then decided to serve in the US Peace Corps in its Business Development Group, as Director/Volunteer of a business incubator in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, its second largest city.  She led the growth of a national alternative Women’s Association and launched projects related to teaching ethics and business.  Separating from service with the Peace Corps, she remained in country and joined a consultant firm, vendor to the World Bank, with work on a project to bring a Varna state enterprise private, under its privatization program in Bulgaria. Once concluded, she continued on to The London School of Economics’ program in Development Management, earning an M.Sc. 


She returned to the USA and soon found place in the world of education, working with felons to earn a High School GED. This opened the door to teaching credentials in Secondary and Special Education, as well as certifications to work with students on the Autism spectrum and as an Educational Therapist.  She has had opportunity to work in and with virtually every possible venue and demographic of education in the San Francisco Bay Area, reaping rich reward. It has been, and is, her joy and profession. In her free time, Alison volunteers time to work with people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction habits and lifestyles.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Alison is running for the CA-15 seat in Congress because she wants to push for legislation that strengthens family and communities, stops the squeeze on taxpayers, and demand media accountability.  An informed electorate is vital to the survival of the Republic.


The original Republican Party fought for individual rights and freedoms, from the freeing and protection of the rights of African Americans, to giving them and women the right to vote and determine their own destiny.  Alison will join alliances in Congress and continue to fight to establish and protect the rights and conditions that allow for the pursuit of happiness for ALL citizens.


She upholds the founding principles to maintain our founding civil liberties, a limited government and regulation, lower taxes and minimal federal intervention in the economy.  The exercise of these principles lead to unleashing American creativity and potential.  The opportunities that limited regulation offer and is the chief reason why people leave their homelands to come and build their dreams in America.  

Government’s role is to ensure the equality of opportunities, not outcomes. 


Secure borders, law and order, legal immigration, and small government lead to strong, close-knit communities to deal with the issues that concern them.  Our growing state government now unabashedly invades and controls our individual and family’s affairs.


Americans are a compassionate people.  The sanctuary state/city policy is not sustainable.  Who Pays for it?  The physical and financial burdens on limited housing, MediCal, educational, hospital costs and  services delivery, as well as the environment, cannot long be borne by the citizens.  While we have an asylum process in place by law, the state wants to override it and have us pay for the unaccounted numbers flowing into our communities.  Crime has risen.  Already struggling families cannot afford it.  


Sacramento's desire for new develpment to serve its policies has overshadowed local urban planning projects.  Our needs to alleviate traffic congestion, build schools and recreational areas are ignored.


Parents’ authority in matters of school choice, curriculum, content and social services must be reinstated.  Parents must have full online disclosure of curricula content taught and the right to Opt-in, as in SB-673.  Government can support families through the 3-month Paid Family Leave Act extended to all families, as well as indexing the $2,000 Child Tax Credit to inflation and made fully refundable.  But the state takeover of parent rights and role in the social services made available at schools must be pushed back.  Families must demand to be in charge of their children’s destiny.


Home ownership is on the line.  The recent push to seperate and remove its protection from commercial properties in Prop-13 is only the first bite.  Next will come dual-use properties and then the protection entirely removed.  People will again be forced out of their homes to pay the taxes. 


Small business independent contractors were turned into union employees under AB-5.  It erases the personal quest to be in control of one's own destiny.  It must be repealed.


Small and medium-sized businesses are also being smothered by numerous regulations that limit growth and exact costs to keep them from surviving, much less competing.  Every new regulation requires more government to monitor and administrate, paid for by our taxes.  The cut of thousands of regulations and rules has unleashed the recent spike in growth that the USA has not seen in decades.  Statistics have shown that most regulations do not perform a public good.  


Sacramento's desire to take control of our healthcare choices is concerning.  High healthcare premiums can be dramatically reduced by supporting HR1418/S.350 for interstate competition, to deliver optimal services at lower costs.  That will likewise impact pharmaceuticals.


Environmental issues can also most efficiently and effectively addressed with private competitive bids for low cost, high quality, dynamic responses.  This will also provide for the transparency and accountability desperately needed to reign-in out of control government spending.  Creating more government agencies to address them only increases the number of rabbit holes into which our taxes increase and disappear.  


Licensed gun ownership is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.  An armed population prevents invasion and keeps its own government true to the Constitution.  The recent spate of mass shootings by those with mental illness highlights the need for a targeted programs to identify and treat such individuals in the local community space.  Untold numbers of lives have been saved by those with licensed concealed weapons, who stopped crimes in progress.


The strength of the Republic is in a well informed electorate, made up of networks of family and community.  It must be protected if we are to remain a free society.  We must enforce a free objective press made accountable to its licensing, and repeal all measures that are contrary to this vital mission.   


Accountability and transparency in the private and public sectors are critical to consumer and citizen protection.  We have an amazing document, the Constitution of the United States, that puts We The People in control.  

Government SERVES the people, not the other way around. 



Put Family and Community First!   

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