Assemblyman Travis Allen running to become the next Governor of California
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Travis Allen was in studio to discuss his campaign for Governor of the state of California. He spoke with KUSI’s Carlos Amezcua asked him about a variety of his issues and what his solutions would be to fix them.
His team supplied KUSI with the following description of his career and what he hopes to accomplish if elected.
Assemblyman Travis Allen was first elected to the State Assembly in November of 2012 to represent the 72nd Assembly District, which includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Los Alamitos and the unincorporated communities of Sunset Beach, Midway City, and Rossmoor, as well as portions of Cypress, Stanton, Anaheim, and Santa Ana.
As a State Assemblyman, Travis Allen has fought for lower taxes, safer communities, better roads and better schools. He knows that if we work together California can once again be a place that is not only known for its great weather, but a state that has the best schools, safe neighborhoods, thriving small businesses, and communities where hard working families can afford to live.
A proven track record
For over 20 years, Travis Allen has operated his own small business as a Certified Financial Planner. Assemblyman Allen concentrated on investing and building secure retirements for working families, retirees, and local business owners. Despite the challenges that have come with the tough economy and volatile markets, his expertise and hard work have helped his clients reach their financial goals.
As a Financial Advisor, Assemblyman Allen saw the damage done to the portfolios of his hard working clients by government overregulation and bad policies. He has seen firsthand businesses that have been forced to relocate to other states – taking their jobs with them. Seeing this repeat itself too many times, Assemblyman Allen became politically active to help small businesses by fighting for job creating policies.
California Must Cut Taxes:
As a financial advisor for over two decades, Travis knows first hand how to make tough financial choices. The 13.3% income tax rate for California is the highest in the nation. Our state sales tax of 7.25% is also the highest in the nation – and when you factor in local taxes, sales tax in some cities can reach as high as 10%. If that wasn’t enough, California also pays among the highest gas taxes and highest car registration fees in the nation. We must repeal Jerry Brown’s gas tax and cut taxes for all Californians.
California Must Get Tough on Crime
As a State Assemblyman, Travis has been fighting for policies to keep criminals off of our streets and out of our neighborhoods. Keeping our citizens safe is the number one responsibility of government. In 2014, Jerry Brown and the California Democrats pushed and helped pass AB 109 – the “realignment” bill that released thousands of criminals from state prisons. Since then, crime has spiked – increasing by 7.6% in 2015 alone, and violent crimes have increased by double digits in major cities in 2016. California must re-establish our tough on crime policies that allow law enforcement to do their jobs and protect the victims of crimes, not the criminals.
California Must Fix our Roads and Reduce Traffic
Travis introduced the Repeal the Gas Tax Initiative so Californians can vote to overturn Jerry Brown’s widely unpopular gas tax, and actually fix California’s roads and expand our highways with the money our state already has. Every year the average Californian spends up to 90 hours in traffic away from their families and their jobs. California has the revenues to fix traffic congestion. Let’s spend our existing tax revenue on desperately needed transportation infrastructure instead of California’s bloated government bureaucracy and high speed rail.