May 12, 2016 (San Diego) The race for the 39th State Senate seat, contesting veteran Assembly Woman, and former leader of the State Assembly, Toni Atkins. We sent all candidates for office in this district the same questionnaire last night. John Renison answered today. Our only corrections if there are any, will be for spelling. You also can find more information at his campaign site, here.
A brief biography? Introduce yourself to voters.
I am a serial entrepreneur that wants to bring business sense back to California. We need to pass legislation that offer an opportunity for the free market to thrive. California is incredibly over regulated and is not business friendly. We are missing out on the opportunities the on demand economy has to offer, decent jobs, jobs for single moms and senior citizens.
Why are you running?
To break Sacramento gridlock and recover our values as a State
Introduce common sense legislation with transparency.
The increase in min wage is not the way to solve our problems. The problem is cost of living and hidden taxes. The increase in min wage does not equal $15. The cost will be higher than $20 because you have to add workers compensation and other employment aggregates.
Law and order
Are you in favor of making it state law to use body cameras?
Yes, to avoid victimization and false accusations.
And how would you deal with the privacy rights implications of this?
Reentry is a hot issue these days, since the Federal Government ordered the prison realignment in 2012, how does the state improve the chances of former inmates to enter civilian society and not reoffend?
Making sure former inmates are mandated to participate in an re-entry program before release.
Are you in favor or against removing the box stating status as a felon in employment forms?
No. Employers have the right to know their complete background.
Fire Fighting and AB 32
The district you would represent has a risk of wild fires. CAL FIRE recommends 100 feet of clear space. How could this be enforced in the urban setting, where urban canyons are still wild and areas?
California has been leading the country in Climate Change legislation. How would you deal with this issue in the legislature?