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Dennis DeYoung
Former candidate for
California State Assembly, District 40
Dennis DeYoung was a 2010 Republican candidate for District 40 of the California State Assembly. His endorsements included Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and State Senator Tony Strickland.[1]


DeYoung graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1987 and received his CFP Certification from the College for Financial Planning in 1992. His professional experience includes working as a Certified Public Accountant, investment planner, real estate broker and stockbroker.[2][3]


Campaign themes


Job Growth, Not Job Loss

"California is experiencing one of the worst recessions since the 1930s. Rather than proposing restrictions, additional taxes and unnecessary regulations that cause businesses to leave California, the State Assembly should be proposing incentives for existing businesses to stay and for new businesses to start and grow."[4]

Locally Managed Education

"With nearly 700,000 students, the Los Angeles Unified School District is too large to effectively manage the schools of the San Fernando Valley. The Valley needs its own, locally controlled school district to effectively provide for the needs of San Fernando Valley students. As the son of an LAUSD teacher and assistant principal, I know the stifling effects of bureaucracy and the “dance of the lemons” whereby poor teachers are reassigned to different classes or schools rather than removed from the classroom."[5]

No More Tax or Fee Increases

"California’s taxation rates are already among the highest in the nation for business and the second worst for personal income taxes. Valley residents pay 9.75% sales tax – an 18% increase from last year. Your DMV registration fees have almost doubled. The DWP has evolved into the piggy bank of the City of Los Angeles where tax increases are disguised as hikes in water, electricity and sanitation fees. Taxes, fees or any other forms of increased financial burden on San Fernando Valley residents need to be halted at all costs."[6]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

DeYoung was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Democrat Bob Blumenfield.[7]


DeYoung and his wife, Carrie, have two daughters. DeYoung has volunteered with the LAPD Devonshire Division Volunteer Surveillance Team and as an instructor in elementary and middle school classrooms for Junior Achievement. He has served as Vice Chair of North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Matadors Community Credit Union, and a member of the board of the Financial Planning Association, Asian Pacific Revolving Loan Fund of Los Angeles, and the Alumni Association of Cal State Northridge.[8]


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