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District 17 — California State Senate

Get the facts on the California candidates running for election to the District 17 — California State Senate

Find out their top 3 priorities, their experience, and who supports them.

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About this office

State senators introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, approve appointments to state agencies, and approve the state budget. They are elected to four-year terms.
For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
You must select at least 2 candidates to compare them.

Candidates

You can vote for 1 of these 4 candidates.

John Laird

Democratic
Former CA Nat. Res. Secretary, Assemblymember
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Keep up the fight to address the changing climate....
  2. Provide health care to all. Given the federal assault...
  3. Provide adequate support for education. We have to...
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Vicki Nohrden

Republican
Businesswoman
Top 3 Priorities
  1. I want to help families and businesses thrive in California...
  2. I want to address our state's homelessness crisis...
  3. I will protect the original Proposition 13 and find...
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Maria Cadenas

Democratic
Nonprofit Executive Director
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Ensure that all legislation and state plans, including...
  2. Ensure safe, affordable, and quality housing for all,...
  3. Prioritize universal healthcare coverage, including...
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John M. Nevill

Democratic
Rancher/Respiratory Therapist
Top 3 Priorities
  1. HealthCare Coverage for Everyone
  2. Food and Water
  3. Education + Infrastructure = Money
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