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Rob Maffit

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Rob Maffit
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Candidate for
California State Senate, District 10
Bachelor'sCalifornia Institute of Technology
Date of birthSeptember 7, 1960
Place of birthFullerton, CA
Campaign website
Rob Maffit was a Republican candidate for District 10 of the California State Senate.


Maffit earned a Bachelor of Science from the California Institute of Technology. His professional experience includes working for Cisco Systems.[1]


Maffit says that his overall philosophy toward governance is that he is an opponent of big government solutions and he supports pro-free-market positions, liberty and private property.[2]

Campaign themes

In his campaign for state senator, Maffit listed three top priorities in a League of Women Voters questionnaire:[2]

  • Stop the growth of state government
  • Fix the $20+ Billion deficit by reducing spending
  • Make state legislators accountable to the voters

On his campaign website, he expands on his positions in six areas:[3]

  • Limited Government
Excerpt: "Government at all levels must be kept in check, and at all times within the bounds of its relevant constitution or charter. Wherever possible, autonomy should reside with the people (government should leave the people alone) or with more local governments. The functions of the state government should be as few as possible, with emphasis on public safety, law and order."
  • Free Markets
Excerpt: "Wherever possible and practical, free and unregulated markets should be encouraged, in contrast to subsidies, regulations, and other government interference. Nothing curbs abuse by businesses better than unfettered competition."[3]
  • Individual Responsibility
Excerpt: "Each member of the civil society is responsible for his own, and his family's well-being. It is not the role of government to provide for anyone, unless there is no other means for such individuals to be protected."[3]
  • State Sovereignty
Excerpt: "The states formed the Federal Government to address those matters common to all - national defense, interstate commerce, currency, and so on. These are the enumerated powers of the Federal Government. Every other power is usurpation and must be reversed."[3]
  • Taxation
Excerpt: "Taxes should be sufficient to support the minimum functions of the state, and no more."
  • Transparency and Good Governance
Excerpt: "All state government functions must be transparent and subject to review by citizens and the press. Laws and regulations must come from elected legislative bodies and not unelected bureaucrats."[3]



See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Maffit was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Democrat Ellen M. Corbett.[4]

State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Maffit was endorsed by:

  • Fremont Tea Party
  • Alameda County Republican Party
  • Tri-City Patriots[2]


Maffit and his wife, Erin, have two children. They reside in Hayward, California.[5]

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