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|San Mateo, Santa Clara County, CA||June 8, 2010 Election|
By Josh BeckerCandidate for Member of the State Assembly; District 21; Democratic Party
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As a first time candidate, not a career politician, Josh has seen the success, and failures, of government from the perspective of voters just like you. He will use this perspective to fight the special interests in Sacramento and work for the reforms that need to happen to move California forward.
Josh believes that reforming our State's budgeting process is critical to re-building our economy. Fixing the system will provide more resources and deliver more services and support for people that need it. Neither of these two priorities can be achieved without tackling California's budgeting quagmire. For too long, the energies and attention of our State have been bogged down in the dysfunction of our current budget process, reckless borrowing, and constantly over-extending under-funded departments. Josh will work to reform our budget so that this attention can be devoted to the core needs of Californians: job creation, education, healthcare, and greater opportunity.
That is why Josh is currently serving as a volunteer signature gatherer for George Lakoff's ballot measure to require a majority vote to pass a budget or increase revenues in California, and why he supports closing the loopholes in Prop 13 that allow big businesses to use accounting tricks to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
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