Honesty, integrity and transparency in state government.
I was born in New Orleans and had two parents that valued education. They understood that a good education was the road to success. My parents worked two jobs to assure that my sister and I were able to graduate from college. I graduated from Howard University and attended graduate school in Chicago before moving to California with the goal of starting a business. I have lived in Oakland for 30 years. Since 1980, I have been the self-employed owner of a staffing company placing over 12,000 employees in long term sustainable jobs. I have worked with state and local governments and private sector companies throughout California and developed successful relationships in creating and implementing jobs programs. After nearly 34 years as a business owner and small business advocate, I am ready to transfer my experience in job development into the legislative arena. I will introduce legislation to reduce poverty through training workers in underserved communities and placing them in sustainable green jobs with benefits, create 10,000 new jobs in District 15 by attracting new industries and small business expansion, develop legislation impacting Richmond and surrounding cities to address low birth weight babies and cancer, advocate for clean air and water, eliminate fraud in the way water is distributed in California, repeal Proposition 209 to eradicate all forms of discrimination, restore funding for vocational training programs, restoration of funding for state mental health services and other social services safety net programs. I will introduce legislation to develop job training, educational, and vocational programs within prisons to reduce recidivism. I will introduce legislation to assure that all California workers are paid a living wage. I will introduce and support legislation to make sure that multinational corporations and millionaires pay their fair share of taxes to fund public education and support services for children.
Vote for Clarence Hunt in June 3, 2014 Primary Election.