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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Tony Strickland''' (b. February 17, 1970, in Fort Ord, California) {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] representing [[California's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|the 25th Congressional District]] of [[California]].<ref name=year>[http://atr.rollcall.com/strickland-files-paperwork-to-challenge-mckeon-in-california/ ''Roll Call,'' "Strickland Switches Races to McKeon’s District in California (Updated)," December 2, 2013]</ref> He is also a former [[Republican]] member of the [[California State Senate]], representing District 19 from 2008 to 2012.  
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Tony Strickland''' (b. February 17, 1970, in Fort Ord, California) {{2014is}} a 2014 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] representing [[California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014|the 25th Congressional District]] of [[California]].<ref name=year>[http://atr.rollcall.com/strickland-files-paperwork-to-challenge-mckeon-in-california/ ''Roll Call,'' "Strickland Switches Races to McKeon’s District in California (Updated)," December 2, 2013]</ref> He is also a former [[Republican]] member of the [[California State Senate]], representing District 19 from 2008 to 2012.  
  
 
In 2012, Strickland ran for [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 26th congressional district elections, 2012|the 26th congressional district]] of [[California]], losing to Democrat [[Julia Brownley]] in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> He initially planned to run again in 2014 but dropped out of the race once [[Jeff Gorell]] announced his candidacy. He then immediately endorsed Gorell.<ref name=rematch14>[http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2013-04-02/california-strickland-seeks-rematch-with-brownley/ ''Bloomberg News,'' "California: Strickland Seeks Rematch with Brownley," April 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=gorell>[http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-gorell-congress-20131125,0,3244693.story#axzz2lrzdPsAt ''Los Angeles Times,'' "GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to challenge Rep. Julia Brownley," November 25, 2013]</ref>
 
In 2012, Strickland ran for [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 26th congressional district elections, 2012|the 26th congressional district]] of [[California]], losing to Democrat [[Julia Brownley]] in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> He initially planned to run again in 2014 but dropped out of the race once [[Jeff Gorell]] announced his candidacy. He then immediately endorsed Gorell.<ref name=rematch14>[http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2013-04-02/california-strickland-seeks-rematch-with-brownley/ ''Bloomberg News,'' "California: Strickland Seeks Rematch with Brownley," April 2, 2013]</ref><ref name=gorell>[http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-gorell-congress-20131125,0,3244693.story#axzz2lrzdPsAt ''Los Angeles Times,'' "GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to challenge Rep. Julia Brownley," November 25, 2013]</ref>
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Strickland {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014|California's]] [[California's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|25th District]]. Strickland {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary on June 4, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=year/>
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Strickland {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014|California's]] [[California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014|25th District]]. Strickland {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary on June 4, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=year/>
  
 
Strickland initially planned to run for [[California's 26th congressional district|the 26th congressional district seat]] of [[California]]. However, he dropped out of the race and endorsed assemblyman [[Jeff Gorell]] once Gorell entered the race.<ref name=gorell/>
 
Strickland initially planned to run for [[California's 26th congressional district|the 26th congressional district seat]] of [[California]]. However, he dropped out of the race and endorsed assemblyman [[Jeff Gorell]] once Gorell entered the race.<ref name=gorell/>

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Tony Strickland
Tony Strickland.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, California District 25
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
California State Senate District 19
In office
2008-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly, District 37
1998-2004
Education
Bachelor'sWhittier College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1970
Place of birthFort Ord, CA
ProfessionVice President, Green Wave Energy Solutions LLC
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Tony Strickland (b. February 17, 1970, in Fort Ord, California) was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 25th Congressional District of California.[1] He is also a former Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 19 from 2008 to 2012.

In 2012, Strickland ran for U.S. House representing the 26th congressional district of California, losing to Democrat Julia Brownley in the general election.[2] He initially planned to run again in 2014 but dropped out of the race once Jeff Gorell announced his candidacy. He then immediately endorsed Gorell.[3][4]

Prior to joining the state senate, Strickland served in the California State Assembly (District 37) from 1998-2004. He ran for the statewide position of California State Controller in 2006.

Strickland has a B.A. in Political Science from Whittier College. He is the vice-president of Green Wave Energy Solutions, LLC.

Issues

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. [5],[6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Strickland ranked as a 20. [7]

Political positions

Taxes

Sen. Strickland blasted Democrats in June 2011 for not committing the recently discovered $6.6 billion additional state tax revenues to public safety and education. Public safety and education groups are the two in the state claiming to be hit the hardest with cuts. Strickland said it does not appear the money was spent wisely.

“Democrats would like to claim that this budget is about public safety and education,” Strickland said. “Let’s be clear: You can make no mistake that this budget is not about protecting public safety or education. If you extend these taxes, it’s going to mean more people out of work at a time when people can least afford it. If you vote for this, it will actually be a full year of tax increases even if people in September vote it down.”

In 2011, Republicans blocked the passage of a tax bill requiring a two-thirds vote (AB X1 18).

Immediately following the failed tax vote, Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg brought up a bill (SB 1X 23) that housed his local taxation bill (SB 653) and would allow local governments to bring local tax opportunities to a vote.

“I believe that it is another club to use over Republicans and our constituencies, saying, if you don’t do this bridge tax, if you don’t raise the taxes of people that have already said no, then we are going to have all these different taxes,” said Republican Sen. Bob Huff.

However Steinberg and other Democrats said they planned to allow local governments to fund their own public programs, especially if Republicans and voters rejected the tax extensions in 2011. Senate Bill 653 was a bargaining tool to get Republicans to go along with Jerry Brown’s tax extensions.

Under SB 653, local governments could pass local taxes increases on not just goods and services, but also on income taxes. In the course of the 2011 session, Democrats said they would create a local car tax, additional business taxes, property taxes and many different excise taxes on cigarettes, liquor, soda and even locally sold medical marijuana.[8]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California and California Proposition 40, Referendum on the State Senate Redistricting Plan (2012)

In August 2011, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed the new Congressional and state legislative maps for the 2012-2020 elections. A referendum began in August 2011 to repeal the Senate map. Supporters have until November 13, 2011 to collect the 504,760 signatures that are required to qualify the measure for the ballot. Among the drive supporters are former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton.[9] Four other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group FAIR:[10]

Campaign themes

2012

Strickland's campaign website listed the following issues:[11]

  • Keeping Ventura County First
Excerpt: "Too many Ventura County families are struggling to make ends meet. Our local recovery and return to sound policies are necessary in order to get our neighbors working and our County thriving economically again. Creating new jobs and keeping jobs already in Ventura County, here, must be the focus of our government and our elected officials."
  • Creating American Jobs
Excerpt: "Ventura County needs independent leaders who will work to unite our community around economic policies that provide hope and prosperity for families struggling to make ends meet. Over the past three and a half years, our government has failed in its core duty: promoting an economy where lasting, well-paying jobs can be created in America."
  • Protecting Medicare and Social Security
Excerpt: "Social Security and Medicare are a sacred trust with our country’s seniors who have worked and paid into the system their entire lives. I will steadfastly oppose any effort to reduce Social Security or Medicare benefits for America’s retirees or those nearing retirement. I will also oppose any plan that changes the system in any way for those who count on Social Security or Medicare."
  • Making America Energy Independent
Excerpt: "Energy independence isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. America must lead the world in both energy production and renewable energy development. It’s time to transition our economy from traditional fossil fuels and into a renewable energy independent economy that will provide high paying jobs and improve our environment."
  • Keeping America Strong
Excerpt: "Keeping America safe at home is the most important duty for our leaders in government. The enduring flame of liberty was lit on our shores in 1776, and has been transcendent for over two centuries because of the resolve of the American people and the hard work of our men and women in uniform. The United States remains a leader in the world, and a strong national defense will allow America to remain a global force for good. "

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Strickland served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Strickland served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2014

Strickland ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 25th District. Strickland sought the Republican nomination in the primary on June 4, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

Strickland initially planned to run for the 26th congressional district seat of California. However, he dropped out of the race and endorsed assemblyman Jeff Gorell once Gorell entered the race.[4]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Strickland to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[15]

2012

See also California's 26th congressional district elections, 2012

Strickland ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 26th District. Redistricting combined a portion of Strickland's senate district with that of Fran Pavley. Because of this, they could have met in the 2012 general election this November, but Strickland decided to run for the U.S. House instead of running for re-election against Pavley. [16] He and Julia Brownley (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Albert Maxwell Goldberg (D), Jess Herrera (D), David Cruz Thayne (D), and Linda Parks (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Brownley won.[2][17][18]

U.S. House, California District 26 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJulia Brownley 52.7% 139,072
     Republican Tony Strickland 47.3% 124,863
Total Votes 263,935
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2008

In 2008 Strickland was elected to the California State Senate, District 19. In a close race Strickland finished with 207,976 votes just barely edging out his opponent Hannah-Beth Jackson who finished with 201,119 votes.[19] Strickland raised $4,196,857 in campaign funds.

California State Senate, District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Strickland (R) 207,976
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) 207,119

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Strickland's reports.

Tony Strickland (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[20]July 15, 2013$0.00$348,309.13$(9,864.34)$338,444.79
October Quarterly[21]October 15, 2013$338,444.79$110,975.00$(48,370.28)$401,049.51
Year-End[22]January 31, 2014$401,049$39,755$(22,532)$418,271
April Quarterly[23]April 15, 2014$418,271$410,889$(172,973)$656,188
Pre-Primary[24]May 22, 2014$656,188$145,434$(374,152)$427,469
July Quarterly[25]July 15, 2014$427,469$202,153$(395,548)$234,074
October Quarterly[26]October 15, 2014$234,074$334,060$(176,914)$391,220
Running totals
$1,591,575.13$(1,200,353.62)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Strickland's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Strickland did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Strickland's campaign committee raised a total of $2,454,653 and spent $2,377,030.[27]

2010 (Off-cycle)

California State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Strickland's campaign in 2010
California Medical Association$7,800
American College Of Emergency Physicians$7,800
CKE Restaurants$7,800
Farmers Insurance Group$6,900
Wal-Mart$6,500
Total Raised in 2010 $629,741

2008

In 2008 Strickland raised $4,196,857 in campaign donations. His top five donors are listed below.[28]

Donor Amount
California Republican Party $1,771,461
San Joaquin Republican Central CMTE $127,500
Republican Party of Riverside County $118,200
Republican Central CMTE of Orange County $95,200
Monterey County Republican Party $75,200

Personal

Strickland is married to Audra Strickland, who is a former member of the California State Assembly. The Stricklands have two children and live in Moorpark, California.

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See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roll Call, "Strickland Switches Races to McKeon’s District in California (Updated)," December 2, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
  3. Bloomberg News, "California: Strickland Seeks Rematch with Brownley," April 2, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 Los Angeles Times, "GOP Assemblyman Jeff Gorell to challenge Rep. Julia Brownley," November 25, 2013
  5. Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
  6. Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
  7. Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
  8. "Bridge Tax Fails; Local Tax Passes," CalWatchdog.org June 13, 2010
  9. Los Angeles Times "Former Gov. Pete Wilson joins effort to upset redistricting plan," August 24, 2011
  10. Sacramento Bee "Drive to repeal Senate maps gets boost from four GOP senators," August 26, 2011
  11. Campaign website, Issues
  12. Senate Health committee membership
  13. Senate Budget & Fiscal Review committee membership
  14. Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications committee membership
  15. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  16. toacorn.com, "Redistricting may pit Pavley vs. Strickland" October 6, 2011
  17. California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
  18. Unofficial election results
  19. California State Senate official election results
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland Year-End," accessed February 10, 2014
  23. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland April Quarterly," accessed May 5, 2014
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland Pre-Primary," accessed June 3, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2014
  26. Federal Election Commission, "Tony Strickland October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2014
  27. Open Secrets "Tony Strickland 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 19, 2013
  28. Campaign donors
Political offices
Preceded by
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California State Senate District 19
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D)