Michael Aldapa

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Michael Aldapa
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Former candidate for
California State Assembly, District 53
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolCantwell High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern California
OtherRio Hondo Police Academy
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ProfessionCommunity Organizer
CandidateVerification
Michael "Mike" Aldapa was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 53 of the California State Assembly. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.

Biography

Aldapa grew up in California, graduating from Cantwell High School in 1984. He earned his Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate from Rio Hondo Police Academy in 1992 and his B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in 1993. His professional experience includes working as a fitness instructor for the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA and community organizer. He served in the United States Army from 1991 to 1998, reaching the rank of First Lieutenant and working as a member of the United States Army Military Police Corps.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Aldapa submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:

I will initiate and support bills and laws that will protect and preserve the civil rights,and prosperity of everyone,no mattar the gender,race,or creed.I will fight for veteran services.I will fight for woman's equality and opportunities.I will fight for gay rights.I will protect our senior citizen benefits.I will improve the quality of our public schools,and increase youth- after school,and sports programs.Develop employment opportunities,by providing new job skill- job training, for our displaced workers who have not been employed for a long period of time.Be a advocate of health and fitness,and stop the bullying in school! Create ways to support single parents,and provide very affordable,and safe day care! Ensure that everyone has a roof over their heads,and food on the table.Lastly,I want to unite everyone in our district,so that together,we can accomplish more for everyone! No mattar if you are democrat or Republican,latino or asian,catholic or jew,I will bring everyone together,so that we can stop this wasteful bickering and work together for the common good of everyone![2]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly 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. Sandra Mendoza (D) and Miguel Santiago (D) defeated Michael "Mike" Aldapa (D) and Michelle "Hope" Walker (D) in the blanket primary. Santiago defeated Mendoza in the general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 53 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Santiago 56.1% 9,387
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Mendoza 23.6% 3,953
     Democratic Michelle Walker 11.7% 1,964
     Democratic Michael Aldapa 8.5% 1,423
Total Votes 16,727

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Aldapa ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 53. He was eliminated in the blanket primary on June 5, 2012.[5][6]

California State Assembly, District 53 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Michael Aldapa 14.5% 2,494
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perez Incumbent 58.5% 10,051
     Democratic Roger Young 10.1% 1,738
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJose Trinidad Aguilar 16.8% 2,889
Total Votes 17,172

Personal

Aldapa has one son.[7]

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