El Dorado Hills
Bachelor’s degree, business, Lewis and Clark College.
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.
Law degree, Lincoln Law School, 1993; bachelor’s degree, pre-law & finance, CSU Fresno, 1984; associate’s degree, Modesto Junior College.
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.