PLATFORM

I come from a proud family that has been involved with public service for as long as I can remember. I work for you. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our schools, and make public safety a top priority. With two decades of government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate the complicated governmental agencies, and get things done.
 ISSUES
Education

Education is a lifelong experience, our government has a duty and obligation to assist us in this endeavor and once education has been obtained, it can never be taken away from the person.

While I served in the State Assembly, I served on the State's Secondary Education Committee, as well as Chairman of the States' Community College Committee.

While there, I supported a greater funding formula for our district's Secondary Schools. As a result, Palmdale School District and others received greater funds for our children's education.  I also helped push through the new 'Middle-Class Scholarship Act', which gave middle-class students a discount on the costs of college.

While in office I authored a bill to build a university right  here  and it passed the Assembly.  The Senate wanted another year to evaluate the issue.  I didn't get re-elected and no one picked up the gauntlet.  If elected,  I will build  new universities near   the Antelope Valley and Victorville.

Steve Fox: Assemblymember

Housing

California has become a dumping ground for states who have large homeless populations. Lets build mini houses for them to live in. Let's give them jobs, such as fixing potholes and deduct part of their salary to pay for the mini house. Let's take people off the welfare rolls and put them on the tax rolls. We must supply the homeless with the resources that they need to move forward.

Young adults can't afford to own a house with the skyrocketing costs of living.  We must lower the cost of living  so that  young famiilies can afford homes. We need to provide incentives to build in our area. 

Veterans NEVER deserve to be left out in the cold.

Children NEVER deserve to be left out in the cold.

Seniors NEVER deserve to be left out in the cold.

Environment

Regardless of your position on climate change, we are stewards of the earth .  It is literally the only home we have and we are tasked with caring for it. 

I propose for us to work together to make sure we have clean air, earth, water, and to set standards and boundaries with consequences that detour abuse and neglect, but not limit our potential for creating jobs.

DCFS Reforms

We are all aware that something is wrong with the system. It is costing us the lives of the most precious gifts, our children, our future.  It must stop now!

I will demand that a public oversight board be established and granted. It will contain the power to create checks and balances, and reform mechanisms, including punitive and legal remedies.  It will hopefully end the systemic corruption and willful disregard of our families and their well being.

If someone is hurting children, they must be made to stop! 

As a state, we need to change our vision on this broken system, and some of it's faulty ideas.  We need to decide to focus on reuniting and strengthening families whenever possible. We need to remove the incentives to tear families apart.  Not all families can be fixed but, many of the families that are torn apart were never broken to begin with.  

Small Business Incentives

I am a small business owner. I personally relate to the daily struggles of small business. I always work tirelessly to represent my local small businesses, as they are the cornerstone of our communities.

If re-elected to the State Assembly, I will draft state level incentive programs for counties and municipalities to join me in my support of local small businesses.

I often hear from small business owners about the obstacles that make opening and running a business hard.  We need to develop a plan to incentivize the various counties and municipalities to streamline or expedite opening or expanding our local very small businesses.We need  to adopt new best practices designed intentionally to promote the creation and retention of small businesses.

Victims of Violent Crimes

For too long, the victims of crime have been the forgotten persons of our criminal justice system. Rarely do we give victims the help they need or the attention they deserve. Yet the protection of our citizens – to guard them from becoming victims – is the primary purpose of our penal laws. Thus, each new victim personally represents an instance in which our system has failed to prevent crime. Lack of concern for victims compounds that failure.”

-President Ronald W. Reagan


If re-elected, I will immediately draft a bill to create a statute and arrange into state law that no victim of a violent crime shall ever be ordered to pay their perpetrator restitution, alimony, or child support.  I am a family law attorney, and I see case after case where an abusive and violent person will exploit the system to further intimidate, harass, and control their victims.  No more!  Not on my watch! I will include retroactive reversal of such orders and only a special review can alter the established law.   Family Law is very intense and very detailed because all families are different and every case is unique. I am not going to overlook that. 

 

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Healthcare

We obviously need to develop a state plan to address our growing healthcare needs while putting an end to the insurance system's outrageous prices, and administrative waste in the industry.​

The current  COVID-19 virus may return or it may mutate in the future.  We must be prepared. We must have the government invest in a cure and future types of inoculations.  Let's purchase the needed life-saving equipment now. We cannot allow the loss of one more life.  Its time for California to set the pace, again.  Let's lead the way so the nation can see how it's done. 

Let's eradicate any "Share of Cost".  The public should never be nickel and dimed to death.  ​Our Veterans should be able to go to ANY health facility at no cost. We have a debt to them we can never repay.