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State of CaliforniaCandidate for GovernorNewsom Replacement

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Rhonda Furin

Nonprofit President
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Education: Our educational system should not be one-size-fits-all but localized as much as possible. Some positive options include school choice programs, merit-based teacher pay, and charter schools.
  • Stopping Socialism: It is the free market principles I believe in, that our Founding Fathers believed in that allowed this country to flourish, that has brought more people out of poverty than any other government program, and will continue to do so.
  • Bringing Back The California Dream: Housing has become unaffordable. Regulations on business have gotten out of control. We can bring back prosperity by cutting red tape, cutting taxes, and fixing our infrastructure.

Experience

Experience

Profession:NonProfit President
NonProfit President, www.RhondaFurin.org (2019–current)

Education

California State University, San Marcos Certificate of Advanced Study Behavioral Analyst, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, Classroom Management (2017)
California State University, Fullerton California Clear Special Education Credential, Special Education, Collaboration, Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2016)
National University Masters in Education, Education, Exceptional & Diversity, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Research (2012)
Bemidji State University Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Elementary Education, Early Childhood, Psychology, Communications (1993)

Community Activities

Lifetime Member, Cambridge Lifetime Member on Who's Who in Executive and Professionalism (2007–current)
Recipient, National Association of Professional Women in Excellence and Dedication to the Field of Education (2008–2009)

Biography

Rhonda Furin was born and raised in Minnesota, where she hailed from families of miners, farmers, and family owned small businesses. She was active in volunteering, the outdoors, spending ample time on the Minnesota lakes, hunting, fishing, and camping. She moved to California December 1996 to reach out and share her passion for Education with the growing population of children in the primary grades 20 to 1 teacher shortage. She is a graduate with Alpha Sigma Lambda honors, 2007-08 Cambridge Lifetime Member on Who's Who in Executives and Professionalism, and a 2008 receipt National Association of Professional Women on Excellence and Dedication to the field of Education. She has been in Education as a student & Educator for 40 years. www.RhondaFurin.com

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (3)

How would you address California’s need for affordable housing for low- and moderate-income earners? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Rhonda Furin:

There needs to be afforable housing developments designed and built for specific needs to a local community. I advocate for Smart Cities improving infrastructure, efficiency, and quality of life for it's residents and visitors. 

How would you address the issue of California’s residents who are unhoused? Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Rhonda Furin:

We need to address the reason for homlessness. Cognitive testing for individuals needs to be addressed. We need hospitals with appropriate care to deal with mental state, addiction issues, and personal life skills and abilities. 

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?  Please include specific proposals.
Answer from Rhonda Furin:

I support the building of water reservoirs, desalination plants, and rainwater harvesting.

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I opened the Rhonda Furin Foundation because too often, California politicians sacrifice the liberty of their constituents for political expediency. By doing this they prioritize their political goals over the needs of those they are supposed to represent. This is unacceptable. The foundation believes that the best way to protect the freedoms bestowed upon us by our Creator is to demand accountability of those in power while educating our neighbors of excessive government overreach into their lives. We are dedicated and focused on returning power to The People. www.RhondaFurin.org

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