Tony Teora for State Assembly 2016- Fighting for Freedom!

“I want California to be the freest state in the Union. I will fight to bring back our Freedom and Liberty. Laws like forced vaccinations (SB277) are morally and ethically wrong. It takes away parental choice and judgement in their children’s health and puts it in the hands of government and big pharma. Taking away parental choice is an infringement on people’s religious and personal beliefs.”

—Tony Teora

I am proud to announce my candidacy for State Assembly in California district 71 for 2016. I thought long and hard whether to run again, but the decision was made easy when I saw how the state has further eroded into a government run Nanny State. People in Sacramento have forgotten how important it is to be free. The people in my district of East County know how important freedom is to their lives. We don’t want much from government. We actually want less. We want fewer taxes, less involvement in our personal lives. We want the freedom to choose what vaccines to give our children. We don’t want the government adding new laws to the Second Amendment. We want a good and affordable educational system. We want to be free to pursue happiness. Our government has no authority other than that granted by the people. Let’s work together to make some changes and fight for our freedoms!

Why vote for Tony Teora? California State Assembly District 71

Why vote for Tony Teora?

On Tuesday November 4th many people will go to the polls and many others won’t. It is estimated that only 23% of young Americans will vote. If you look at how elections are run, with campaigns spending millions of dollars smearing opponents and misrepresenting the truth, it’s no wonder why people are discouraged. Many young people don’t have your standard TV channels, but use the internet to get their news. I watch TV maybe twice a week, and that’s more than enough, especially this week with all the campaign ads.

The sad truth is that most candidates are indebted to corporate or special interests. The candidate may have good intentions but they are quickly steam rolled over by the political money machine.

If you do a google search asking: ‘Why politicians run for office?’ you will notice that by the time you write: ‘Why politicians…’ that google will show you the top searches. The top three are:

“Why politicians lie?”

Why politicians are bad”

“Why politicians are corrupt”

So, is this is the image of politicians? I think it is because whoever gets elected is owned by special interests. Politicians say one thing to get elected and then vote according to the money they are provided. Thus, many lie to get elected. That is part of the corruption.

I’m not a career politician and I think that is a good thing. My public finance forms, like others, are available to the public. I did not accept one penny from special interests or corporations. Try to find another candidate in a major party that can make that honest claim. I’m running against an incumbent in my own party, and although I respect and share many of Assembly Brian W. Jones’s positions, I do not share in taking corporate or special interest money. He and I differ on education, climate change and social issues. I am a fiscal conservative but moderate on the social issues. You will not see me on some slick TV advertisement or billboard. You would need to search to find me, and if you did, I would greatly appreciate your vote on November 4th.   Someone recently asked me why I was running. Well, at the age of 51 my wife and I just had our first child, Anthony Jr., a little over a month ago. I’m running because of the future I think possible for my child and for all Californians. The middle class is being destroyed financially. There are many reasons. I plan to work to fight for the middle class and people’s freedom and liberty. Vote for me on Tuesday November 4th and if elected I promise to do what’s right for the people of California and America, not some special interest group.

Vote for Tony Teora on November 4th!



Are you Free? NSA Spying and Freedom in California

Can California and the American Republic survive without privacy and the Fourth Amendment?

As most Californians should be aware, all your Google searches, emails, online files transfers and online traffic is stored for monitoring by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Many of our Constitutional rights have been watered down over the years, are we ready to give up the Fourth Amendment, the right against unreasonable searches and seizures? The framers of the constitution would have considered your emails and online activity personal effects covered under the Fourth Amendment. I think if these transgressions are not corrected it will be the end of America as any of us has ever known it.

But I will not give up without a fight. If you elect me in November I promise to support bills like SB 828, “A Citizen’s Protection Act”. This bill would protect 38 million Californians by forbidding state agencies or their employees from turning over information to the NSA (such as DMV records).

We should prevent the NSA from collecting data on law abiding citizens without a warrant. That is not the America I was brought up, and I don’t want my children living in a surveillance police state.  You shouldn’t either. Privacy is paramount to freedom and liberty.

Tony Teora for State Assembly 2014

Fight for California Jobs- Stopping Rick Perry and Texas with the Right Incentives

We need more bills like State Assembly bill AB1839 that supported $100 million in Film and TV tax credits to support California business and jobs. I, Tony Teora, would have pushed for at least $500 million in tax credits. (NY has $420 million and is taking business away from the Golden State). Losing businesses like Toyota to Texas must stop. Having Rick Perry come to California in a Tesla looking at other California poaching opportunities should be a wake-up call. If elected to the State Assembly I promise to sponsor bills to help business and people’s paychecks, not just talk and complain about being over-taxed as many of our other legislators do.

California Faculty Association Endorses Teora for State Assembly

The best road to advancement is freedom’s road, and education is the torch that lights the path. I am proud that the California Faculty Association, and it 23,000 faculty, librarians, counselor and coaches on twenty-three campuses have chosen to support my run for State Assembly. Education is key to our hard fought freedoms and liberties and I intend to fight to uphold and support our students, teachers, and anyone involved with advancing our education, including reducing the heavy burden that’s placed on our students with rising costs. We need to invest in our future with affordable higher education and I intend to take on that fight to the State Assembly.

- Tony Teora

Tony Teora recognizes we are having climate change

The drought and recent fires are an examples of climate change that is right in our face. To try and state otherwise to the public is a disservice to our community. We need to work together in this state to prepare and prevent. As the saying goes – ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’

Tony Teora for State Assembly 71st District

State Assembly 71st DistrictTony Teora

Tony Teora is committed to Liberty, Peace and Prosperity and strongly believes in the US Constitution. He considers himself a ‘centrist’ and not a party controlled candidate.

Why Am I Running for Office?
I am running for office because I’m tired of complaining about a government that has lost touch with mainstream America. This is not the country that I grew up as a child. We have more people hurting and government less responsive, parties bickering. As an engineer with 20 plus years of business experience, I want to focus on getting more good paying jobs into my district and California. I want California to be a place where business wants to move into, (not leave), where people want (and can afford) to live, and everyone prospers.

I promise the voters of my district, and to all the people of California, that I will represent them, and only them. The people need a strong voice in these difficult times and I intend to fight for our people’s best interests. We need better jobs and less government in our lives. I intend to fight so that everyone: Democrats, Republicans and Independents, have better lives for our families, our children and our grandchildren. A better life should not have a party label attached.

Many think the California government in Sacramento is broken. What can you do?

California is broken and broke. And so is the country, both financially and morally. But does not mean we should give up? On the contrary, that’s exactly why we should fight! In California we have more natural and human resources than any other state. We have a diverse and educated work force. People want good paying jobs. What we have are the wrong incentives, taxes, legislation and people representing us. The country no longer represents the mainstream America. With the people’s support I intend to push through legislation to help create jobs, lower taxes and support higher education. This may seem contradictory but with smart solutions, and the people’s support, it can be done.