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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election

California State AssemblyCandidate for District 6

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Bill Halldin

Republican
Small Business Owner
12,342 votes (9.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Job Growth
  • Regulatory Reform and Lowering Taxes
  • Education Reform

Experience

Experience

Profession:Small Business Owner
Founder/CEO, Halldin Public Relations Inc. (1999–current)
Trustee, Sierra College Board of Trustees — Elected position (2011–current)

Education

Yale University Master's , Public and Private Management (1991)
Northwestern University Bachelor's, Journalism with minor in History and Economics (1984)

Community Activities

Member, Board of Directors, Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce (2015–current)
Steering Committee Member, Sacramento/Placer Feed My Starving Children MobilePack (2010–current)
Volunteer, Rocklin Police Officer Matthew Redding Memorial Foundation (2006–current)
Board Member/President, Sierra College Foundation (2004–current)
Board Member/Chairman, Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce (2003–2008)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

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 Bill Halldin:

California needs to invest in more water storage -- beginning with Sites Reservoir. We also must work to better manage our existing water resources and work cooperatively with the federal and local governments on the management of Folsom Lake. I oppose the current plan for the twin tunnels because the plan fails to take into account rising sea levels and the impact those rising sea levels will have on the salinity of the Delta and Northern California water resources.

In future drought situations, the state must recognize the investments local water agencies have made into water storage and preparations for the drought. Governor Brown's 2015 emergency order failed to give credit to local water agencies for decades of investments to prepare for droughts. That "one-size-fits-all" approach must not be repeated. Agencies that prepare for droughts and store water in anticipation of droughts should be permitted to use that water in drought situations.  

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 Bill Halldin:

California has robust disclosure requirements, providing detailed information about contributions received. We should continue to push for easy-to-use electronic access to these records. 

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 Bill Halldin:

I oppose raising the minimum wage. California is already ranked as one of the worst places for businesses and the increased minimum wage only worsens that situation. Rather than focus on an arbitrary wage, our state should be focused on creating an environment for high-quality jobs that will far exceed the minimum wage. 

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

We need comprehensive tax reform to make California more competitive and to ensure that state spending is focused on core functions of government -- not pet projects. I oppose spending on high speed rail, for example, because it is a failed plan and not a core function of government. 

Reform of our tax structure is key to re-creating a positive climate for jobs in this state. Today, individuals and businesses leave our state to avoid our high taxes and overregulation. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $342,043

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of HALLDIN, BILL
$50,800
2
Employees of Halldin Public Relations
$13,000
3
California Association of Realtors
$8,500
4
Dynamic Healthcare Solutions and employees
$6,200
5
Employees of Park Family Insurance
$5,200

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.02%
New York 3.08%
Texas 0.33%
Arizona 0.30%
Colorado 0.30%
Other 0.98%
95.02%

By Size:

Large contributions (98.10%)
Small contributions (1.90%)
98.10%

By Type:

From organizations (49.50%)
From individuals (50.50%)
49.50%50.50%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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