Candidate Questionnaire Step 1 of 7 14% This questionnaire will allow us to better understand where you are on issues that are important to public safety, working families, and our members throughout California. LAAPOA is a non-partisan organization and candidates are endorsed based on their positions on issues. We are looking for honesty, not a perfect score. When deciding on an endorsement we will consider your viability as a candidate along with your positions on the issues. This questionnaire will remain confidential throughout your entire campaign, whether we choose to endorse you or not.GENERAL INFORMATIONWho has endorsed your candidacy?(Required)(Be specific with individuals or groups.)Will you utilize personal funds for your campaign?(Required) Yes No How much?(Required) Do you follow LAAPOA on social media?Please check all that apply. Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Have you ever sought or held an elected or appointed office?(Required) Yes No Please list:(Required)Is there anything in your background, personal and/or professional experiences (or other, etc.) we should be made aware of?(Required)Anything else you would like to share with us? If yes, please describe briefly: EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND BENEFIT ISSUESWhat is your position on pension reform?(Required)Do you support the continuation of Defined Benefit (DB) Plans?(Required) Do you support a movement towards a Defined Contribution (DC) Plan or 401k? If so, who do you think it should apply to and how should it be implemented?(Required) If you think reforms are necessary, what reforms do you want to see?(Required)For nearly 30 years, every law enforcement agency in the US has operated under the terms of the United States Supreme Court ruling known as “Graham v. Connor.” That US Supreme Court ruling indicates that a law enforcement officer can use “reasonable” force to effect the arrest of a suspect and further states that the "reasonableness" of a particular use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene, rather than with the 20/20 vision of hindsight. Some California legislators have undertaken efforts to eliminate the “Graham v. Connor” standard and to replace it with a “California only” standard that would invite a review of all incidents with the “20/20 vision of hindsight,” in complete opposition to the US Supreme Court ruling. What are your feelings on this issue and how would you vote on any legislation that proposes to change the ruling of the US Supreme Court?What is your position on body-worn cameras? Do you believe officers should have the right to review the video prior to writing a report or giving an oral statement?(Required)Keep in mind, officers typically have in-car cameras and are currently allowed to view the footage prior to writing a report or giving an oral statement.Are you familiar with the Peace Officer’s Bill of Rights (POBOR)?(Required) Yes No What is your position on POBOR?(Required)Do you foresee a need for any changes to POBOR?(Required)Do you support collective bargaining rights, specifically for public safety employees?(Required)Civil Service preserves the integrity of the merit system from political interference and should be protected. Do you support Civil Service rights for public safety officers?Peace officers have special workers' compensation presumptions and death benefits because of the serious danger they face in performing their jobs. The legislature has provided enhanced benefits in recognition of these dangers. What are your thoughts on these workers' compensation presumptions and death benefits, and do you feel any changes should be made?(Required) PUBLIC SAFETY ISSUESProposition 47 changed numerous felonies into misdemeanors, including theft of a firearm and possession of date rape drugs. What are your thoughts on AB 109, Propositions 47 and 57, and their impact on public safety?(Required)For what crimes do you believe that the death penalty is appropriate?(Required)If faced with budget cuts in the future, would you reduce police personnel? Why?(Required)In the last couple years or so, politicians at all levels of government have demonized police labor unions and their members representing hard-working law enforcement officers. These same public safety officers place themselves in harm’s way to protect their neighborhoods and communities, but are being held up as objects of scorn and ridicule by these politicians who cite the cost of their hard-earned pensions and benefits as the reason for the government’s fiscal woes. What have you done, or will you do to halt these politically motivated attacks on public safety unions and how will you stand up for these organizations?(Required)Do you support or oppose civilian police review boards and/or police oversight commissions?(Required)Do you believe victims have equal rights as compared to the perpetrators? The sentiment by most of Californians is the pendulum has swung too much in favor of the criminals. Do you believe this? If not, why?(Required)What is your position on privatization of public safety (court, detention, custodial, correction, police officer)?(Required)Do you have any ideas for legislation relating to law enforcement, officers, victims, or any other issues you want to mention? What will your legislative priorities be? Which committee assignment would you be requesting?(Required) GENERAL ISSUES OF CONCERNSince LAAPOA is the second-largest citywide public safety association in the nation, representing professional public safety officers, how will you involve and consult with our leadership concerning any legislation, hearings, or other legislative activity relating to public safety and labor issues?(Required)Tell us about your campaign. We would like to know why you believe you will win, how much money you expect to raise for both your primary and general elections and where you think most of your support will come from. Which of your opponents concern you the most? Please list your campaign manager, endorsements, and major supporters that you believe we should be aware of.(Required) Current Campaign Status:Do you have a campaign manager?(Required) How much money have you raised so far for your campaign?(Required) How much of your own money are you willing to put into this race?(Required) Have you started walking yet?(Required) What key endorsements have you received so far?(Required)If endorsed by LAAPOA, how will you use the endorsement?(Required) For the following statements, please answer YES or NO. An answer of maybe should be recorded as NO.Will you appoint a person on your staff to work with police labor on our issues?(Required) Yes No Will you require that individual to do a ride-along or go through a force options simulator?(Required) Yes No Will you make phone calls to support public safety workers in organizing drives or contract disputes?(Required) Yes No Have you made phone calls to support public safety or labor workers in organizing drives or contract disputes in the past?(Required) Yes No Which group?(Required) Will you post a yard sign to support public safety or labor workers in organizing drives or contract disputes?(Required) Yes No Have you posted a yard sign to support public safety or labor workers in organizing drives or contract disputes?(Required) Yes No Is your current job unionized?(Required) Yes No Which union?(Required) Are you a member of the union?(Required) Yes No Candidate InformationName(Required) First Last House/Senate/District No(Required) Party Affiliation(Required) Email Address(Required) Home Phone(Required)Cell Phone(Required)Office InformationAddress(Required) Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Email Address(Required) Phone(Required)Fax(Required)Campaign Manager InformationName First Last PhoneEmail Address CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.