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Abel Guillen

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Abel Guillen
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 18
Campaign website
Abel Guillen is a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 18 of the California State Assembly.


Campaign themes


Guillen's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • Balancing Budgets and Cutting Waste
Excerpt: "California is grappling with a fiscal and economic crisis of historic proportions. To continue making investments in our schools, protect the safety net, keep our neighborhoods safe, and meet the demands of a growing state, we must find long-term revenue solutions to our state budget problems."
  • Good Jobs and New Economic Opportunities
Excerpt: "Like many communities around the country, the East Bay is facing high unemployment and a slow economic recovery. Abel Guillen has helped deliver over $20 million for new career education and job training programs at East Bay community colleges. "
  • Investing in Education
Excerpt: "As a Community College Trustee, a product of local public schools and the first in his family to graduate from college, Abel Guillen know firsthand the transformative power of education. He understands that public education is the foundation of strong communities and a vibrant economy."
  • Environmental Action
Excerpt: "California and the East Bay have a long history of leading the way by protecting our environment and producing sustainable energy. We must continue to “protect the commons” and maintain this vital legacy."
  • Access to Affordable Health Care
Excerpt: "Improving access to and the quality of health care is one of the greatest challenges facing our state. We must strive towards a health care system that provides cost-effective, quality health care to all individuals – regardless of one’s background."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Guillen is running in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 18. He advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Joel Young (D), and Rhonda Weber (R). Guillen will face Rob Bonta (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

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