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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 8

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Nick Bloise

Business Tax Analyst
78,848 votes (43%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Quality jobs and an environment friendly to business opportunity in California
  • Public safety. Get criminals off the street and support our law enforcement
  • Create an environment free of prejudice where everyone feels safe, respected, and heard.



Profession:Business Tax Analyst
Business Tax Specialist, Board of Equalization (1992–current)
Financial Advisor, Self (1998–current)
Business Tax Specialist, Board of Equalization — Appointed position (1992–current)
Major, Brigade Comptroller, United State Army (Reserve) (1986–2009)
Major, commissioned officer, United States Army — Appointed position (1992–2009)


California State University, Sacramento Master of Business Administration , Finance (1998)
California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Science Business Administration, accountancy minor economics (1992)

Community Activities

Executive Director, Italian Genealogical Society of Sacramento (2012–current)
Italian Genealogy Specialist and Speaker, Carmichael Family Search Library, Latter Day Saints (2012–current)
Member, National Rifle Association (NRA) (1995–current)


Nick was born and raised in Carmichael. While still attending Mira Loma High School Nick enlisted in the Army Reserve. He later became a commissioned officer attaining the rank of Major and serving 23 years (2 mobilized). Nick graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Business Administration, Accountancy, and soon after began his career with the Board of Equalization. Nick later went back to California State University, Sacramento to obtain a Master of Business Administration, Finance. While at the Board of Equalization, Nick has worked closely with large and small businesses in the area and he has been a main speaker on Sales and Use Tax subjects. Nick has seen first hand the amount of government paperwork business owners have to endure.

Nick believes helping businesses grow will be the key to creating high paying jobs for Californians. Nick also believes that public safety is a priority, and we need to get criminals off the streets and support law enforcement. Sacramento County is the most culturally diverse region in the nation, and we need to create an environment free of prejudice where everyone feels safe, respected, and heard. Let Nick Bloise be your voice.

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 Nick Bloise:

California has a vast amount of natural resources and technology. The fact Californians have to worry about water when we are sitting next to an endless supply of ocean water is inexcusable. We need to build cost efficient, environmentally friendly desalination plants (converting salt water to fresh water), and using our Universities of California, we could pioneer that technology. These desalination plants could also provide a solution for our farmers' water needs as well. Revenue from agriculture is critical to California's economy, and we shouldn't forget the importance of water to our farmers. Technology from a new desalination plant industry could help create quality jobs. Also desalination plants reduce the need for water from our delta and rivers, and thus help us protect those sensitive environments. 

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

1) Creating an economic environment to attract business and higher paying job opportunities.  One way this can be done is by reducing regulations and tax burden on small businesses. 

2) Public Safety -- Protecting our citizens is one of my top priorities. We need to provide the resources for law enforcement in our communities to get the criminals off the streets. I will also lead efforts to provide alternative solutions that will stop early release from prision programs. 

3) Education -- We need to make our colleges and universities affordable for all Californias without a life time of debt tied to their lives. We also need to create environments where students and faculty feel safe, respected, and heard. Appreciating one anothers cultural heritage is a step toward building unity.


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 Nick Bloise:

Everyone deserves the opportunity to make a good living with a great hourly wage. High paying jobs should be the normal in California. Raising the minimum wage without a transparent vote of the people was a mistake. A dramatic minimum wage increase only testifies to the failure in creating desirable job opportunities in our assembly district. We need to hold politicians accountable for the lack of quality jobs in this state. We need to make it easier for businesses to flourish with common sense regulation and tax incentives. Too many California citizens and businesses are leaving this state. My district has two former Air Force bases as well as Aerojet which with proper leadership could make my assembly district a leader in the high technology aerospace industry and other related fields. 

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 Nick Bloise:

We need to hold politicians accountable. Using internet technology all money donated within 12 months before or after a bill is voted on should be published in the record of the bill along with legislator and the monetary amount received from the lobby group involved. We need total transparency for the public on every bill in the legislature. We need accountability, transparency, and by using technology of the internet we can make this possible for every piece of legislation. I was surprised to see how much money is paid to legislators. For example, the bills on mandatory vaccines for children, the amount of money each legislator received was astonishing. When the public can see the massive amounts of dollars each legislator receives on a consistent basis, I think the public will react in outrage. It is insane how much money is paid to buy legislation. Our founding fathers would be shocked. Without accountability and transparency this problem will continue indefinitely. We need to use internet technology to make these donations public before any vote is held. 

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $6,841

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

Employees of State of California
Employees of Diverse Strategies for Organizing Inc
Employees of Wards
Employees of Inspired Breakthrough Ministry
The Ferret PAC

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.15%)
Small contributions (2.85%)

By Type:

From organizations (3.76%)
From individuals (96.24%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am a conservative who believes in lower taxes and less regulation. Presently, California has been too burdened by taxes and regulation, and many of our good citizens and businesses have chosen to relocate outside of California. I believe in getting the criminals off the streets and supporting our law enforcement. I strongly support the Second Amendment, and we must do all we can to support our veterans and military personnel. We also need to have affordable education, and our tuition at our UC and CSUs is too high, and we need to lower it for California residents. We also need to make a community free of prejudice where everyone feels safe, respected, and heard. Too many people do not feel heard by the Republicans or Democrats. I believe we should listen to each other and find common ground solutions, and I would like to be your voice for this region. 

Videos (2)

— May 4, 2016 Nick Bloise for Assembly 2016

Nick Bloise for Assembly 2016

Nick Bloise Policy Positions: Quality Jobs, Public Safety, and Unity of Community 

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