Official Endorsements by the Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee
Santa Barbara GOP Unanimously Endorses Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham For Re-election
The Santa Barbara County Central Committee has unanimously endorsed Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) in his re-election bid to the State Assembly. In doing so, the Central Committee praised Cunningham’s leadership and strong advocacy for the Central Coast.
Upon receiving the endorsement from the organization, Cunningham said, “I'm grateful to receive the support of the Santa Barbara GOP. This reinforces my commitment to continue working to improve life for my constituents, the Central Coast and California as a whole.”
Jordan Cunningham is a small business owner, former Templeton School Board Member, husband and father of four. He proudly represents all of San Luis Obispo County and a portion of Santa Barbara County, including Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, Paso Robles, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Orcutt, Pismo Beach, Templeton, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria, and surrounding communities.
Santa Barbara GOP Endorses Justin Fareed
for California's 24th Congressional Seat
In announcing the endorsement, Santa Barbara County Republican Party Spokesperson Greg Gandrud made the following statement:“The Santa Barbara Republican Party proudly endorses Justin Fareed for Congress. Justin is devoted to the betterment of our community and country, and is a proven leader, prepared to take our concerns to Capitol Hill. Justin's experience as a job creator, community leader and former congressional staffer uniquely qualify him to be our next Congressman. The Santa Barbara Republican Party knows Justin will be a fresh voice for our values in Washington, and unlike Salud Carbajal, Justin will be a tireless fighter who will put our interests first. We encourage all of our neighbors and friends in California’s 24th Congressional District to support Justin Fareed for Congress in 2018."
California Prosperity Agenda
The Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee has endorsed the California Prosperity Agenda proposed by the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI), a California-based organization which champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions. The California Prosperity Agenda is a 12-point, multi-year plan that reflects the best thinking of PRI researchers and think tanks nationwide on how to restore freedom and opportunity to Californians.
To read the California Prosperity Agenda, please click here.
Repeal The Gas Tax
The Santa Barbara County Republican Central Committee unanimously endorsed Repeal of the Gas Tax, implemented under Senate Bill 1 which became effective November 1, 2017.
The gasoline excise tax will rise 43 percent, or by 12 cents per gallon, generating an estimated $24.4 billion in revenue. The diesel tax will climb 125 percent, by 20 cents per gallon. This increase would add another $7.3 billion.
The diesel sales tax will rise 5.75 percent and raise $3.5 billion.
A vehicle fee, similar to what owners currently pay the Department of Motor Vehicles annually, will raise $16.3 billion.
Zero-emission vehicles will have to pay a $100 annual fee for road maintenance beginning in 2020.
To read the entire Senate Bill 1 please click here: leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB1
To learn more and to sign the Petition to Repeal the Gas Tax please click here: www.givevotersavoice.com/