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June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California
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Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 1

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Jeff Gerlach

Consultor de tecnología
4,958 votos (2.3%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Interrumpir la acritud de los dos partidos en Washington, DC.
  • Trabajar para lograr una reforma de Wall Street
  • Exigir una auditoría de la infraestructura y el presupuesto de Seguridad Nacional

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Consultor de tecnología
Consultor de tecnología, Trabajador independiente (2003–actualment)

Educación

California Lutheran University Licenciatura en Literatura Inglesa (actualment)
California Lutheran University Licenciatura en Literatura Inglesa, Literatura, Teatro y Comunicación (1986)

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Preguntas y Respuestas

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

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Respuesta de Jeff Gerlach:

 

A migrant workforce has always been a staple to the American economy. Many that have come here and are working are not in compliance with current laws governing their stay here. These people need to be normalized, pay taxes and carry required insurance like the rest of us. Citizen ship is not part of mandatory normalization. If a person has strong desires to become an American Citizen and is willing to learn and become their civic duty as a citizen, a path to citizenship should be made available to them.

 

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?
Respuesta de Jeff Gerlach:

 

I am uniquely qualified among all candidates to solve this problem. Being an Independent and self-funded, I will be free from obligations or pressure to join the two party feuding. That acrimony is the root of the problem in Washington and creates the dysfunction that we see so much of today.

 

As an independent I will be able to attend to the caucus of both parties while avoiding the restrictions of either caucus. This will be an advantageous position where my history as a technical solutions expert will be available to find reasonable compromises to hard questions.

 

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.
Respuesta de Jeff Gerlach:

 

The national security apparatus is out of control. We spend 1 Trillion dollars a year on National Security. A large portion of that is not auditable, because the agencies refuse to tell Congress how the funds are spent. I would propose that we cut any funds that refuse an audit.

 

In general we need to dial back that spend on foreign affairs and reevaluate our return on investment regarding how we go about national security. We waste entirely too much money and that money would be better spent on veterans health care, infrastructure and education at home.

 

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Respuesta de Jeff Gerlach:

 

I am in favor of the proposed Sites Reservoir project. It is a diversion project and is the best bet to support the health of the river. I oppose the Delta Tunnels.

 

There are 75,000 damns in America. The Federal Bureau of Reclamation has overdone damn building in the last century. The federal government has to define criteria to assess damns across the county for safety viability and river health. It’s likely many should come down. Other will prove well worth the efforts to sustain.

 

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Videos (1)

— June 2, 2016 League Of Women Voters of Butte County

The League of Woman Voters Candidates Forum at Chico State University May 3 2016


A very good forum to see the differences between the Congressional District 1 challengers to Doug Lamalfa  

 

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