Sonora, CA — A pair of Republican statewide candidates for office brought their message about jobs to Sonora.
The event was billed as a campaign event for Lt. Governor candidate Ron Nehring, but it also featured an appearance from state Controller candidate Ashley Swearengin. Nehring, the former Chairman of the California Republican Party, is hoping to unseat Gavin Newsom.
“Here in California right now, the state of the economy is the number one concern,” said Nehring. “The San Francisco Bay Area is doing ok, but pretty much everywhere else in the state is suffering.”
Nehring says he would like to see taxes and regulations reduced, and limit “frivolous lawsuits.”
He added, “I think there is a very different philosophy from the incumbent Lt. Governor, and myself. I’m running to do the job, and he seems to just be holding onto the title until he can run for Governor in four years.”
Fresno Mayor Swearengin is hoping to be California’s next Controller and is facing Democrat Betty Yee. “As Mayor, my track record has been strong fiscal discipline and also growing the city’s economy,” she said. “Those are exactly the issues I will focus on as state Controller. I will make sure our state is headed towards a path of fiscal health, and then also find ways to improve our economy and create jobs. We know that if we can create jobs in California once again, and there’s a long path to get there, we will secure our budget future.”
The campaign event was held Sunday night at the Sonora Inn. The General Election is coming up November 4.