"Go with Griffin"
James Brian Griffin Platform...
Candidate for the office of US Representative, 48th District
As a representative of Orange county I would describe myself as a conservative Republican candidate running House of Representative on District 48.
I like to receive my news about politics, government and campaigns through interaction with people, Radio, TV , Campaign Party Websites. I always look at both sides of issues regarding proposed laws and political viewpoints.
I respect the opinions of all in their beliefs about politics or government whether they agree with mine or not. As a lifetime Republican I support our President and elected officials regardless of party. I am in favor of pro-jobs, pro-border security and pro-America policies which our current President stands for.
I believe cutting taxes should always be a priority and that government should be of laws for the people and not of men. I feel our affordable health care act needs reform to lower health insurance premiums for the middle class and above who saw their premiums go up significantly as high as 300% when Obama Care / ACA came into law.
I do not believe in forced unionism and I feel every worker should have free choice in deciding whether to be part of a union or not.
I do believe we have too many layers of Government waste and think that many federal programs should be shifted to the Cities, States or even eliminated to save taxpayers hard earned dollars. I support President Trump's conservative budget outline which includes eliminating wasteful programs, redundant Federal programs.
I support a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I am in favor of renegotiating international trade deals to make sure we are leveraging our power in favor of American Workers and U.S. Based companies.
I am all in favor of “Made in the USA” and believe every state should empower and offer tax incentives to small businesses. I do believe their is too much Government involvement in our free enterprise system.
As a former President of the South Pasadena San Marino Jaycees I fully endorse what the US Jaycees state in their creed.
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
That government should be of laws rather than of men;
That earth's great treasure lies in human personality;
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
I am also in favor of:
Increased energy exploration for oil, natural gas and coal to be less dependent on imports to lower our fuel prices.
Affordable Housing and AB 1482 Statewide Rent Control in California and just cause evictions .
Continue to secure our borders and deport illegal aliens who have been convicted of crimes in the USA.
Streamline the immigration process to encourage foreigners who wish to become legal citizens.
Continue to support or Veterans with programs that serve their needs for healthcare, housing and jobs.
Keep our Military Strong and equipped to Protect America.
Areas of Concern / Solutions
1) Affordable Health Care for all... Revamp with an affordbale % payment system. Based in Household size, income.
2) Reduce the Homeless in OC by building designated Homeless Shelters and Job Training centers throughout our County and State with targeted elective tax dollars.
3) Increase Mental Health Services in OC by opening new centers to help those with mental illness with targeted elective tax dollars.
4) Continue to stop illegal immigrants from crossing our borders and and make improvements in the system to make the immigration process easier for those who wish to become Legal Citizens in the USA.
5) Ongoing Background Checks /Gun Control measures and eliminate automatic weapons from the public.
6) Transportation/ Traffic Initiatives to reduce congestion. Alternate commuting day options system.
7) Reduce Excess California State and Local Taxes to be in line with other States.
8) Tax dollars targeted Public Safety, Education Transportation Homeless Shelters, Mental Health Facilities and areas that improve the quality of life in our District. Eliminate excess taxation and unnecessary government spending.
9) Protect Prop 13
As a baby boomer born in the 50's and growing up in Southern California, I have witnessed many changes to the area. As the famous movie title "some good, some bad and some ugly. One of my favorite experiences after I graduated from College at Cal State Los Angeles was to join the LA Junior Chamber of Commerce and later the Pasadena Jaycees a leadership training organization. I was encouraged to get involved in the community from my Father (who was a successful business owner). The Jaycees taught me to always push myself out of my comfort zone and take action to better yourself, others and your communities. In addition to being on the Board of Directors for the Pasadena Jaycees in the late 1970s I also served as President of South Pasadena San Marino Jaycees in the early 80s' . Most my working career which was documented in my book ( 57 Jobs and counting " a career path less traveled and guide to finding your passion" was spent traveling around Southern California and beyond as a Sales Executive for printing and packaging companies for most of my career. After the devastating 9/11 which changed America forever I felt a need to make a change in my career. From 2001 - 2004, I become a Substitute Teacher and later a District Intern Public School teacher for Long Beach Unified School District working with students with developmental disabilities and emotional disturbances, That experience changed my life and gave me a new perspective on many things. I also became a Licensed Real Estate Agent in prior to 9/11 and became a Real Estate Broker Licensed in insurance in P & C and Life and Health in addition to owning my own small business JBGmg marketing & More!
The biggest changes and those that concern me and many others in So Cal today are the high cost of living, affordable housing, traffic congestion, higher taxes, homelessness, border security, Illegal immigrants taking advantage of our system and avoiding paying taxes etc, mental health facilities closures, education and public safety.
Having visited Washington DC this past summer and making visits to Gettysburg, Arlington National Cemetery, the Pentagon, the Nations Capital and the White House I felt a calling to run for the office for the US Representative, 48th District in Orange County to make a difference where I am homeowner in Sunset Beach with my wife Coby. I learned many years ago in the Jaycees that Government should be of laws rather than of men and that the Government was designed in our Constitution to serve the people. I would be honored to serve the people of the 48th District in the US House of Representatives if elected and would strive to take an an active role in working with the people , community leaders, businesses, schools and elected officials for improvements in District 48 that will best serve the 48th District and beyond...
Thank you for supporting me in my campaign in the upcoming Primary Election. God Bless America!