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California State SenateCandidate for District 32

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Bob J. Archuleta

177,054 votes (66.9%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • When elected I plan to make infrastructure a priority. And as I've helped bring infrastructure projects to Pico RIvera I plan to do same for the rest of the district.
  • Veteran's affairs is a major concern for me and when elected I plan to work with the California Commission on Veteran's Affairs to improve delivery of services.
  • Clean air and water are a major concern of mine and when elected I plan to fight so my district gets it's fair share of water

Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What do you think the State should do to encourage affordable housing for all Californians?
Answer from Bob J. Archuleta:

We need to address the issue of affordability by working on new affordable housing developments. We can do this through inclusionary zoning statewide. and potentially repealing Costa-Hopkins.

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?
Answer from Bob J. Archuleta:

I believe that if we can put aside our preconceived notions about eachother then we can sit and talk rationally and we often come to find that we have much more in common than we thought. In Sacramento I plan to be an example of this as I will work with legislators from both sides of the aisle to help craft and enact the best legislation possible for this district. I believe that if we as elected officials set the example of civility then we can help to improve the level of civility in this country.

Climate changes, and the shifting between very wet weather and drought, worry Californians. What strategies would allow your district to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific.
Answer from Bob J. Archuleta:

Water and the environtment are two key topics for me, I want to make sure that my district's water needs are met and I think that we should look at all methods of making this happen. It is important to take a look at all options so that we can find a system that fulfills our needs but does not negatively affect our environment. Montebello, which is in this district, uses recycled water for many uses where potable is not necessary. This sets an example for the rest of our district, and hopefully our state,n of one way that we may be able to achieve this balance.

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of young, low-income Californians?
Answer from Bob J. Archuleta:

I have during my time in public service taken steps to help kid's in low-income communities. As an LA County Library Comissioner I have worked to increase access to state of the art libraries for low-income areas. I proudly helped to bring one such library to Pico Rivera, which is here in this district. I have also through my work with the United States Military Academy at West Point helped to increase their diversity and helped young people from my district get through the admissions process. These experiences have shown me that what kids in these areas need is resources and access to opportunities that are often held for those with mor privileged upbringings. I will work to make sure that resources are distributed equitably and that educational opportuniities are available to low-income students.

Currently there isn't enough money in the state retirement system to pay for all the benefits promised to government workers. What would you do as Senator to address the state’s unfunded pension liability?
Answer from Bob J. Archuleta:

As an ally of labor I have long fought to make sure that all workers are compensated fairly, work in safe environments, and recieve the benefits they have earned. I have been a memebr of UAW and have marched with locak police and teachers. I believe that even government workers deserve to be protected and in sacramento I will look closely at this issue to see how we might be able to make sure that workers are guaranteed tje benefits they have earned.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $802,649

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

Employees of Realty World California Properties
SEIU California
AFSCME California
California Association of Realtors
California Faculty Association
California School Employees Association
California State Council of Laborers
California Teachers Association
Commerce Casino
Dabbah Haddad Suleiman
Edison International
Excellence RE Real Estate Inc.
Hacienda Heights Pizza Co.
International Brotherhood of Elecrtical Workers Local 11 PAC
Los Angeles Police Protective League
SEIU Local 2015
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California

More information about contributions

By State:

California 92.42%
Texas 1.28%
Illinois 0.72%
Missouri 0.55%
Other 5.03%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.69%)
Small contributions (0.31%)

By Type:

From organizations (75.26%)
From individuals (24.74%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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