Businessman John Vogel is running to unseat Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and repeal AB 5

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Republican candidate John Vogel is running for California’s 80th State Assembly district, hoping to unseat the incumbent, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher.

Vogel is a strong supporter of repealing Lorena Gonzalez’s ‘gig-worker’ bill, AB 5.

Vogel believes the “new economy needs and creates more opportunities for how where and when to work. In the new economy everyone is an entrepreneur and should be able to choose how they sell their talents and services.” John will fight to repeal AB5 and work to replace it with something that actually enshrines the right of workers to operate how they wish.

Vogel is also a personal supporter of vaccinations, but believes every parent should be able to make that decision based on their own personal beliefs.

He supports school choice, and will work to ensure parents that California’s curriculum

John Vogel has a solid background of experience working for the City and County of San Diego, and volunteering at multiple organizations in the community. His campaign supplied us with the following information on Vogel’s background.

John Vogel is a graduate of the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and has a Bachelor’s in computer science. He then moved to California in the early 1990s with the hopes of planting roots in a prosperous, business-friendly state, but soon found out the politicians he says are bought by special interests “were more concerned about benefiting their benefactors than representing the people who voted for them.

Vogel worked for the City of San Diego for 17 years in the I.T. department before creating his own small business. Currently, John Vogel is working for the County of San Diego’s ConnectWellSD Technical Domain Lead under the Health & Human Services Agency.

As a volunteer, John has served on the City of Chula Vista’s Parks and Recreation Committee, as Cubmaster for Pack 810 (Chula Vista), as President of the National Management Association (City of San Diego), as a tutor for Metro Tutors, and is active in his church. John is also a 2008 graduate of the Chula Vista Leadership Academy.

Vogel is also fluent in both English and Spanish.

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