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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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District 7California State SenateJune 7, 2016California Primary Election

June 7, 2016California Primary Election

California State SenateDistrict 7

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Election Results

  • 224,852 ballots counted.

About this office

State senators introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, approve appointments to state agencies, and approve the state budget. They are elected to four-year terms.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
Candidates are sorted in order of election results.
Democratic
California State Senator
122,186 votes (54.3%)Winning
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  • Education
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Bi-partisanship
Profession:State Senator
State Senator, 7th District, California Legislature — Elected position (20152016)
San Diego State University BA, Political Science/Business Administration (1979)
  • Congressman George Miller (Retired)
  • State Senator Dick Rainey (Retired)
  • Congressman Eric Swalwell
Total money raised: $1,308,822

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
Farmers Insurance Group
$24,500
2
California Association of Realtors
$17,000
3
AT&T
$12,600
4
California State Association of Electrical Workers
$10,000
4
California State Pipe Trades Council
$10,000

By State:

California 78.81%
Texas 3.51%
Illinois 1.61%
Tennessee 1.26%
Other 14.81%
78.81%14.81%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.84%)
Small contributions (0.16%)
99.84%

By Type:

From organizations (76.81%)
From individuals (23.19%)
76.81%23.19%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Issue Positions

Summary

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Republican
Businessman
61,169 votes (27.2%)Winning
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  • Restore fiscal responsibility and balance budgets to our state government.
  • Restore strong economic growth and increase job opportunities.
  • Restore our educational system to its leadership position in our country.
Profession:Businessman, Real Estate
Board Member, Alamo Improvement Association — Elected position (2009current)
Alternate Board Member, Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee — Appointed position (2013current)
Board Member, Contra Costa Fair Board — Appointed position (20052010)
National Director, Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance — Appointed position (20042008)
Cal State East Bay Bachelor of Science , Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and the Management of Information Systems. (1981)

I am a graduate of Cal State East Bay with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Adminstration with an emphasis in Accounting.    I started my professional career with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young in San Francisco, CA.   For the past 25 years I have been a partner with my brother Kenneth,  in our Real Estate Appraising and Investment firm,  Rubay & Rubay Real Estate Appraisers, San Ramon, CA. 

  • Lynne C. Leach, former California State Assemblywoman
1.
Drought

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific.

Answer from Joseph Alexander Rubay:

Expand the Los Vaqueros Reservoir in eastern Contra Costa County (Located in State Senate District 7).    I support this project 100 %.   It has great benifits to the states water shortage problems and has minimal effects on the enviroment.   

2.
Money in Politics

Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?

Answer from Joseph Alexander Rubay:

We should insist on complete tansparency regarding the funding of campaings.    We should work to elimante outside spending committes ( PACs) or at least shine a bright light on their activities. 

3.
Minimum Wage

There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 

Answer from Joseph Alexander Rubay:

No,  I do not support increasing the minium wage.    The government should not impose wage hikes on the free market.    As wages are forced to be increased ,  businesses will hire less people and rely more on automation.    Increasing the minimum wage also increases the cost of goods and services which increases everyone's cost of living.   

4.
Fiscal Priorities

What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending? 

Answer from Joseph Alexander Rubay:

1.  Schools,  Elementary through State Univerities.    Our education system is our best investment in our future. 

2.  Roads ,  Highways and Bridges, must be made safe and ready for the future growth of our state. 

3.  Water  storage and securing the Delta levees.    Expanding Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

 

5.
High Cost of Living

If elected, what solutions do you propose to deal with the high cost of living in the Bay Area?

Answer from Joseph Alexander Rubay:

 Repeal of the  Renewable Energy Mandates,  that mandate some percent of the state's electricty be generated from renewable sourecs .  Since most  renewable energy sources are not at this time cost effective, the result is higher prices for consumers.   Overall the state should strive to reduce regulation and promote competition.  

6.
Traffic Congestion

What steps are needed to improve region-wide transportation planning and the growing traffic congestion?

Answer from Joseph Alexander Rubay:

Encouraging,  approving and planning for the establishment of more "Satellite Offices" both for employers and service providers like doctors, dentists, lawyers and accountants. 

When employers and service providers are closer to where people live, then people can make use of other forms of transportation, like GEM vehicles (small electric vehicles), electric scooters (i.e. GenZe scooter) and bicylces. 

Total money raised: $10,386

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
RUBAY, JOSEPH A.
$4,260
2
Veeva
$750
3
California Trailblazers
$431
4
Republican Club of Rossmoor
$150
5
Danville Smiles
$100
5
Meritage Homes
$100

By State:

California 99.01%
Florida 0.99%
99.01%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.15%)
Small contributions (2.85%)
97.15%

By Type:

From organizations (5.75%)
From individuals (94.25%)
94.25%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

My political philiosophy can be summed up as the following :   Fiscally conservative and socially moderate.   I think the smaller the government the better the government.    

Democratic
Educator
41,497 votes (18.5%)
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  • Educating our children and supporting our schools
  • Repairing our crumbling infrastructure and investing in our transportation future
  • Protecting our environment for future generations of Californians
Profession:Educator

My name is Tyson “Guy” Moore, and I have lived in this community for 35 years. My wife Kathy and I feel proud to have had the opportunity to raise our family here in such a great part of the East Bay.

 

After graduating from the University of Washington in 1981 where I majored in Business Administration, I moved to Walnut Creek with my wife and we started our family. I was working for Charles Schwab, became a listed stock broker, and was promoted to Vice President by the time I was 30.

 

When our first child, Rebecca, was born in 1986, I chose to Leave Schwab to start a residential real estate business in Walnut Creek that was one of the first companies to pioneer the idea of lower commissions to benefit homeowners. Later, as we were raising our three children, I discovered what mattered most to me is family and being active in our community. I followed my inspiration and made the decision to become an educator.

 

In 1996, I completed my teaching credential at St. Mary’s College and worked in the classroom and in education leadership roles for the next 20 years. My most significant contribution is my ability to bring together opposing groups to collaborate in transforming the Mt. Diablo Unified School District into a great place for our children to learn.

 

I will rely on my life experiences to represent everyone in Senate District 7 to craft solutions to continue to make this a great place to live, work and raise our families.

 

Email guymooreteacher@gmail.com

Videos

Senate District 7 Forum — April 30, 2016 Contra Costa TV
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