State Assembly 6

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 10, 2016 / comments

State Assembly District 6

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Brian Caples (Dem) Non-governmental organization director

Kevin Kiley (Rep) Deputy attorney general

Age 40

Birthplace (city) San Diego

Residence (city) Folsom

Campaign address 705 E Bidwell Suite 2-253
Folsom, CA 95630

Campaign telephone (916) 864-3367

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Education Technical certification, CTA - LAN Administration, 1998.

Experience Co-founder,, 2013-present; account manager, Audible Magic, 2008-2012; regional account manager, Arista, 2004-2007; applications analyst, CyberSource, 2001- 2002; operations administrator/scheduler CAISO, APX, 1998-2001.

Age 31

Birthplace (city) Sacramento

Residence (city) Rocklin

Campaign address 919 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA 95678

Campaign telephone (916) 745-6284

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Education Law degree, Yale Law School, 2012; master's degree, secondary education, Loyola Marymount University, 2009; bachelor's degree, Harvard University, 2007.

Experience Deputy attorney general, California Attorney General's Office, 2015-2016; adjunct professor of law, McGeorge School of Law, 2015-2016; associate, Irell & Manella, 2012-2015; English teacher, Manual Arts High School, 2007-2009.


What should the state do next with the high-speed rail program? Explain.

Brian Caples: The current implementation has failed in creating a truly imaginative and innovative proposal to reduce congestion and improve commuter travel. The plan should be expanded to include a segment from the Capitol to San Francisco to cut traffic on 80.

Kevin Kiley: The bullet train being pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown is a colossal waste of tax dollars. California needs to put resources into repairing our roads and highways, increasing water storage and other vital infrastructure projects.

Explain your position on the twin tunnels and describe any changes in California's water management you support.

Brian Caples: I oppose this scheme, which has cost California taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and will not solve the underlying problems of scarce supply and over-consumption. We must invest in water solutions that are cost-effective and evidence-based.

Kevin Kiley: I cannot support a project that would use eminent domain to seize farms and cost upwards of $50 billion when it is all said and done while potentially damaging the Delta’s already-fragile ecosystem.

Explain your position on the issue of recreational marijuana.

Brian Caples: Voters in California will have their say regarding recreational marijuana. As a legislator, I will make sure that we implement the will of the voters in safe and responsible ways. Recreational marijuana could create much-needed revenue for schools.

Kevin Kiley: I strongly oppose legalization of marijuana. Federal government statistics from Colorado show that marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent after that state legalized, and almost 20 percent of all traffic deaths were marijuana-related.

What specific spending or tax changes would you push for if elected to the Legislature?

Brian Caples: I will streamline processes to eliminate wasteful spending where possible. I will look for ways to reduce tax burdens on hard-working families in California. I will also look to reduce costs for permits, fees and fines that impact small businesses.

Kevin Kiley: Taxes in California are too high and especially hard on middle-class families and small businesses. We need to reduce the state income tax and stop any and all efforts to undermine Prop. 13.

Give one example of how you would change a social service program in California.

Brian Caples: Improve veteran services for homelessness and mental health. Simplify translation of military training into private-sector certifications like nursing. Job-training programs are a cost we should be willing to pay in thanks for their service.

Kevin Kiley: Something is wrong when California has 12 percent of the nation’s population but 33 percent of its welfare recipients. We need to empower job creators, strengthen work requirements for welfare recipients and better protect against fraud.