California Board of Equalization Member District 1

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    Ted Gaines
    (Rep)

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    Tom Hallinan
    (Dem)

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What changes in California's tax law should the board pursue?

Age 60
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) El Dorado Hills
Campaign telephone (916) 827-6115
Campaign email ted@tedgaines.com
Education Bachelor’s degree, business, Lewis and Clark College.
Experience California senator, 2011-present; owner, Gaines Insurance; California assemblyman, 2006-10; Placer County supervisor, 2000-06.
The Board should advocate for lower taxes in every area for all Californians. Protect Prop. 13. Taxes should be made simpler so tax filing is easier. California taxes should conform to federal taxes when it benefits California taxpayers.
Age 57
Birthplace (city) Portland
Residence (city) Ceres
Campaign address P.O. Box 2145
Ceres, CA 95307
Campaign telephone (916) 468-0950
Campaign email tom4boe@gmail.com
Education Law degree, Lincoln Law School, 1993; bachelor’s degree, pre-law & finance, CSU Fresno, 1984; associate’s degree, Modesto Junior College.
Experience Yosemite Community College District Trustee, 1996-2016 and 2018; City/Special District Attorney, 1994-present; chair, CA Law Revision Commission, 2018; president, 38th Dist. Ag. Assn., 2002; Stanislaus County Assessment Appeals Board, 2008-18.
In light of recent federal tax legislation, California needs to consider completely restructuring its tax code. I believe that piecemeal adjustments will not get the job done, and that nothing should be left off the table for consideration.