John McLaughlin

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John McLaughlin
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 71
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolLa Serna High School
Websites
Campaign website
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John McLaughlin was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 71 of the California State Assembly.

McLaughlin's professional experience includes working as the owner of a small business, Business Development Director in a start-up, and Engineering VP in a medium-sized business, WET Design. He earned a degree in Physics from Whittier College and a degree in Engineering from Stanford University.

Issues

Campaign themes

McLaughlin's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

State spending

  • "Reform public employee pensions to eliminate "spiking," "double-dipping" and disability retirement abuse."
  • "Place a lifetime cap on pension benefits to public employees."
  • "Cap budget increases to inflation plus population growth."
  • "Work to consolidate or eliminate state agencies."

Public safety

  • "Stop the realignment of prisoners from prisons to county jails, resulting in the early release of inmates."
  • "In budget battles, support police and firefighters first"
  • "Seek reimbursement from the Federal government for costs associated with its failure to protect the borders."

Jobs

  • "Create tax credits for companies that invest in California facilities."
  • "Revise the Workers' Compensation system to reduce costs and eliminate fraud."
  • "Reduce regulations and the costs of compliance."

Education

  • "More money in the classroom, not in the administration office"
  • "Support teachers with more freedom to choose curriculum at the local level"
  • ""No Child Left Behind" is leaving our children behind. Teaching to the test narrows the educational experience of our children."
  • "Provide student vouchers for private schools and homeschools."

Elections

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

McLaughlin ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 71. He was eliminated in the blanket primary on June 5, 2012.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 71 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Hurley 30.2% 23,510
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Jones Incumbent 46.7% 36,424
     Republican John McLaughlin 23.1% 17,987
Total Votes 77,921

Personal

McLaughlin and his wife, Jennifer, have seven children.

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