The CalTrans Record of Shame

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

Why is Jerry Brown insisting that legislators quickly rubber stamp his $52 Billion gas tax increase? The reason is simple.  He knows that if legislators go back to their districts over the upcoming Spring break recess, they will get an earful from outraged constituents. Voting for a regressive, 43% gas tax increase in a state […]

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Ending the Corrupting Influence of Special Interest Money

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

In a recent survey, voters ranked “Removing the corrupting influence of special interest money in California politics” as more important than climate change, pension reform, immigration, or jobs and the economy. While jobs, the economy, climate change, and immigration were considered important by California voters, each of those issues paled in comparison to voter concern […]

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The Common Denominator

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders won their respective primaries in New Hampshire.   Not a surprise. What was a bit of a surprise was the common theme in their election night speeches.  They both paid quite a bit of attention to a burning issue that has appeared to ignite the electorate this election season; the purchase […]

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Legislators Wearing Badges with Donors’ Names a Serious Proposal

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

Requiring Legislators to wear sponsors’ names is a first step in addressing a serious problem. Last week, Rescue California Foundation filed an initiative that might generate some smiles but is an entirely serious step in changing the structure of a broken and corrupt legislature election system. Our initiative, called the Name All Sponsors California Accountability […]

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California’s Political Earthquake On Its Way

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

California is facing an uncertain future – and it’s not an earthquake, despite a current blockbuster movie. There’s a water crisis, an education system declared woeful by a state judge and soaring costs on all levels – water, utilities, energy, housing and taxes. These could all be eclipsed by the huge elephant in the room […]

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Still Pursuing the Neighborhood Legislature

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

Rescue California Foundation, a 501c(4) foundation dedicated to better state government, filed with the California Attorney General’s office our request for title and summary of the Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act, to be placed on the ballot in 2016. It’s the third time we’ve filed, because of the exigencies of the state elections system, but the […]

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Results Are In! Voters Stayed Away.

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

The recently completed election in California was more than just a wave election.  It was a watershed in a trend that has been building for the past several decades; the exit of the informed and interested voter. Sure, there was a lot of political discussion.  Nonstop chatter on the cable news shows.  Tons of political […]

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Neighborhood Legislature Initiative is a Game Changer for CA Politics

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

A change of politically seismic proportions is about to hit the California governmental landscape.  The Neighborhood Legislature Reform Act has received its title and summary and is now ready for signature collection.  Once enacted, Californians of all political views – and no political views – are going to find this to be the greatest transfer […]

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Neighborhood Legislature Would Revolutionize CA Government

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

In the midst of the recent government shutdown, polls showed that a full 78% of the electorate wanted to vote out ALL incumbent members of Congress.  While California’s government wasn’t shut down – it is controlled by one party so this is not a realistic possibility – its legislature doesn’t fare much better in most […]

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In Search of the Missing 9 Million

John Cox
John Cox is a San Diego area businessman and a Republican candidate for Governor. He can be reached at John@JohnCoxforGovernor.com.

The election results are in, and the postmortem examination has been all over the Internet. Generally grim news for conservatives and Republicans in California.  Most of the analysis has focused on broadening appeals to minorities and women. That may well bear fruit but I wanted to focus on something else – the voters that didn’t […]

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