Barbara Ortega

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Barbara Ortega
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 8
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Barbara Ortega was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 8 of the California State Assembly.


Campaign themes


Ortega's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Tax increases are bad for the economy. Barbara believes taxes should not be raised without a two-thirds majority vote of the Legislature. Barbara voted in favor of Proposition 26 in 2010, a Constitutional amendment ratified by Californians that requires a two-thirds majority vote before the Legislators can raise fees."
  • State Budget
Excerpt: "Barbara is a fiscal conservative. She understands that the current State Budget fiasco started during the 2000-2001 budget cycle “money-party” of unsustainable permanent spending increases, spearheaded by Gray Davis and liberal Democrats in the Legislature."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "California used to be the center of business innovation and expansion. No more. High taxes and fees; punitive regulatory policies; and unrestrained litigation have driven businesses, and the jobs they create, out of our state."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Barbara believes that our health care infrastructure is fragile and is under pressure from multiple sources including rapidly rising costs and too much government involvement. Having spent 24 years as a health care executive, Barbara knows that the elaborate infrastructure built on preventing disease and taking care of people who are sick simply has to be shored up, preserved and improved."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Ortega ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 8. She was eliminated in the blanket primary on June 5, 2012.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 8 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Cooley 42.6% 33,034
     Republican John Thomas Flynn 6.3% 4,853
     Republican Barbara Ortega 20.1% 15,592
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Tateishi 23.5% 18,237
     Republican Philip Tufi 3.1% 2,424
     Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser 4.3% 3,368
Total Votes 77,508

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