Georgette Gomez will not support repealing gas tax if elected to 80th Assembly District

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Democrat Georgette Gomez is campaigning for California’s 80th Assembly District.

The seat was previously held by Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, who has endorsed Gomez in the race.

Democrat David Alvarez and Republican Lincoln Packard are also campaigning for the seat, but the race is expected to be between Alvarez and Gomez.

Gomez is the progressive in the race, while Alvarez has aligned himself more down the middle of the political spectrum.

Gomez told KUSI’s Paul Rudy that she is prioritizing “housing, bettering the economy, and addressing the climate crisis.”

Gomez says she is determined to help low-income people of her district, but it doesn’t appear that is the case when it comes to the state gas tax. KUSI’s Paul Rudy asked Gomez if she were to be elected, would you vote in favor of Republican Assemblyman Kevin Kiley’s bill to suspend the statewide gas tax to provide immediate relief to families?

Gomez said no.

Gomez said she doesn’t “believe in that,” but added she supports the Democrat plan to provide a rebate to vehicle-owners in California. But, that plan isn’t as immediate, as rebate cards aren’t expected to be delivered to residents until at least October, when the proposed plan pitched July.

At the end of the day, Gomez said her opposition to suspending the state gas tax is about, “holding the oil companies accountable.” Falsely, claiming that oil companies would raise the price of gas, if the tax was suspended.

On the other hand, David Alvarez has said he will vote in support of suspending the state gas tax.

But oil companies aren’t raising the price of gas in other states, like Gomez claims will happen.

For more information on Gomez’s campaign, click here.

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