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Jeff Stone (California)

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Jeff Stone
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California State Senate, District 28
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2014 - Present
Term ends
December 2, 2018
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits12 years
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeff Stone is a Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Stone served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2015
Budget and Fiscal Review
Labor and Industrial Relations, Vice chair
Natural Resources and Water, Vice chair
Public Safety

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Stone's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Water

  • Excerpt: "We need to increase water storage and delivery systems to ensure southern California and the central valley have a dependable water source. We should continue to examine the efficacy of desalination plants like the one recently built in Carlsbad."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I’ve signed the No New Taxes Pledge and I won’t accept any plan to alter or abolish Prop. 13 or raise taxes on already overburdened California taxpayers."

Crime

  • Excerpt: "I oppose early release of prison inmates. AB 109 (Public Safety Realignment) is bad public policy that allows dangerous felons to be placed in County jails and released early. If tents in 110 degrees are good enough for our military in Iraq then why not for our convicts? Place them in tents in remote areas of the County. We must stop spending $150,000 each for building new jail cells!"

Education

  • Excerpt: "I believe we need to give local school boards, parents, and teachers the flexibility to adopt education plans suitable to their local needs. I support school choice and Charter schools."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Seniors on Medicare are already paying more because Obamacare took money away from the Medicare system. While this is a federal law, I will do everything I can to help repeal it and replace it with real reforms that lower costs, protect patient choice and maintain America’s high standards for health care."

Elections

2014

See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Bonnie Garcia (R) and Jeff Stone (R) defeated Philip Drucker (D), Anna Nevenic (D), William "Bill" Carns (R) and Glenn A. Miller (R) in the blanket primary. Garcia was defeated by Stone in the general election.[2][3][4]

California State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Stone 53% 81,698
     Republican Bonnie Garcia 47% 72,353
Total Votes 154,051
California State Senate, District 28 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Stone 21.9% 20,807
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Garcia 19.9% 18,884
     Republican Glenn A. Miller 19.4% 18,435
     Democratic Philip Drucker 18.6% 17,635
     Democratic Anna Nevenic 15.2% 14,444
     Republican William Carns 5.1% 4,834
Total Votes 95,039

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Stone's endorsements included the following:[5]

  • Riverside Sheriffs’ Association
  • Southwest Young Republicans of Riverside County
  • Dave Kelley, Former State Senator and State Assemblyman
  • Pete Schabarum, Author of California Term Limits and former State Assemblyman
  • Ted Weggeland, Former State Assemblyman and Republican Whip
  • Don Kent, Treasurer/Tax Collector, Riverside County
  • Larry Ward, Assessor, Riverside County
  • Marion Ashley, Supervisor Riverside County
  • Kevin Jeffries, Supervisor Riverside County
  • Jim Venable, Former Supervisor, Riverside County
  • Tom Mullen, Former Supervisor, Riverside County
  • Cois Byrd, Former Sheriff, Riverside County
  • Jim Hyatt, City Council Member, Calimesa
  • Mary Craton, Mayor, Canyon Lake
  • Jordan Erencranz, City Council Member, Canyon Lake
  • Ike Bootsma, Mayor, Eastvale
  • Larry Smith, Mayor Pro Tem, Hemet
  • Shellie Milne, City Council Member, Hemet
  • Scott Mann, Mayor, Menifee
  • Wallace Edjerton, Former Mayor, Menifee

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ted Lieu (D)
California State Senate 28
2014–Present
Succeeded by
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