Bob Dutton – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for United States Representative District 31, California

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PO Box 3867Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Bob Dutton and his family have lived in Rancho Cucamonga for 35 years and he has been a small business owner for 40 years.

His commitment to the Inland Empire began shortly after arriving in Southern California as he opened a real estate investment and management firm located in Rancho Cucamonga. In addition to running a small business and being a member of a number of professional organizations, Bob Dutton also made a commitment to giving back to the community, a value instilled in him by his father. He has served as president or board member for numerous community and civic organizations including the local Kiwanis Club, YMCA, Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation. Bob also served as the coach/manager of his daughter’s fast-pitch softball team for 9 years. Dozens of girls from those teams received scholarships and went on to play college softball.

Bob Dutton won election to the Rancho Cucamonga City Council in 1998 and won re-election in 2000. Bob worked to improve public safety without raising taxes and led the fight to eliminate the city’s utility tax, which was abolished in 2001.

His experience as a local elected official and business owner led to his election to California’s 63rd State Assembly District in 2002. In 2004, Bob Dutton won election to the State Senate and represents portions of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties in the 31st Senate District. He won a second term in November 2008 when he captured nearly 60 percent of the vote.

Bob Dutton was unanimously selected Senate Republican Leader in early 2010. During the 2011-12 budget negotiations, Bob was able to unite the Senate Republican Caucus and not only held the line against tax increases, but his leadership resulted in taxes being lowered for California families. Reduced sales taxes, car taxes and personal income taxes saved the average California family hundreds of dollars a year.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Gender: Male

Family: Wife: Andrea

1 Child: Kara.

Birth Date: 10/13/1950

Birthplace: Lincoln, NE

Home City: Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

AA, Real Estate, Los Angeles Valley College, 1972

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Owner, Robert Dutton and Associates, 2012 - Present

President/Chief Executive Officer, Dutton and Associates, Incorporated, 1992-2011

President/Chief Executive Officer, Security Management Company, 1972-1992

Sergeant, Army Reserve/California Air National Guard, 1969-1974.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

Army Reserve/ California Air National Guard 1969-1974 Honorable Discarge

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Council, 1990-present

Member, California State Chamber Small Business Committee, 1986-present

Member/Board Member/Former President, Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, 1982-present

Member, Building Owners and Management Association-Past

Member, Institute of Real Estate Management- Past

Board Member/Chair, Rancho Cucamonga Community Foundation- Past

Board Member, West End Red Cross- Past

Board Member/Past President/Chair, West End and Ranco Cucomonga Family Young Men's Christian Association - Past

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Senator, California State Senate, 2004-present

Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 2003-2004

Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2000, 2004

Member, Rancho Cucamonga City Council, 1998-2002

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Catholic

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

Bob Dutton has received many honors including Legislator of the Year by the California League of Cities, the California State Sheriff’s Association, the California Small Business Association, California Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans of California, and the California Small Business Roundtable.

Reasons & Objectives
Areas to Concentrate On

JOBS

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Why I Am Running for Public Office

I believe I am the right person at the right time based on my experience as a business owner and service as an elected representative.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Goals If Elected

I will never use the office or position for personal financial gain for myself, or my family, or bend to the influence of greedy corporations or big labor unions.

I will uphold and defend the rights and personal liberties guaranteed to every American citizen by the Constitution of the United States.

I will foster policies that encourage job creation and work to reduce the suffocating regulatory burden on American businesses.

I will support and promote conservative fiscal responsibility within our government.

I will find ways to reduce the size and scope of the federal government as well as to support and promote efficiency and transparency in order to responsibly administer your tax dollars.

I will bring a common sense approach to all responsibilities incumbent upon the representative of the 31st Congressional District.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Achievements If Elected

2006 Transportation Bond which resulted in over 950 Million dollars of transportation infrastruture and rail improvement to the Inland Empire

Americans Disability Act - major tort reform SB 1186 was accomplished with bipartisan support to deter preditory lawsuits and encourage greater compliance

Facilated a comprise between Amazon and Big Box retailers over sales tax on internet sales which also resulted in Amazon openning a Million square foot fullfilment center at San Bernardino Airport. This facility will employ 1,000 local residents.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Business
Small Business

This country is facing what most economists consider to be the most serious and the most dangerous economic situation in our lifetime. Government must create policies that allow small and large businesses to put Californians to work and keep our economic engine moving.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Business, a General Statement

This country is facing what most economists consider to be the most serious and the most dangerous economic situation in our lifetime. Government must create policies that allow small and large businesses to put Californians to work and keep our economic engine moving.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Crime
Crime, a General Statement

Congress must ensure that we create policies that are tough on crime and keep Americans safe. This means we develop no-nonsense policies to ensure that dangerous criminals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Reducing Crime

Congress must ensure that we create policies that are tough on crime and keep Americans safe. This means we develop no-nonsense policies to ensure that dangerous criminals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Economy
Stimulating the Economy

Our local airports, both ONT and SBIA, in San Bernardino County are critical to our regional economy.

They should be under local control and management so they are not mismanaged or treated as an afterthought by an entity that has no investment in the local community.

I introduced a Senate bill, which will establish a local joint powers authority to manage ONT.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Economy, a General Statement

This country is facing what most economists consider to be the most serious and the most dangerous economic situation in our lifetime. Government must create policies that allow small and large businesses to put Californians to work and keep our economic engine moving.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Education
School Safety

The first and most important role of government in providing an education is to guarantee a safe environment for our students.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Improving Education

A strong and vibrant education program in our local communities is critical for a healthy economy.

Decisions about educational programs and policies should be made at the local level by parents, teachers and local school boards.

We need to make sure our children are ready to compete in the global marketplace by teaching them the necessary skills.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Local Control Over Education

We must ensure that we are giving local districts local control.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Teacher Standards

We must ensure that our schools are held accountable, are held to the highest standards possible.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Education, a General Statement

The first and most important role of government in providing an education is to guarantee a safe environment for our students. We must also ensure that our schools are held accountable, are held to the highest standards possible, and that we are giving local districts local control.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline

I strongly support the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline

It will not only create thousands of new jobs right here at home, but help reduce America’s dependence on unstable sources.

Today, our country imports nearly 60% of our oil and this results in high gasoline prices that ravage family budgets, hurt businesses and cause job losses.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Energy Independence from Foreign Oil

Today, our country imports nearly 60% of our oil and this results in high gasoline prices that ravage family budgets, hurt businesses and cause job losses.

We need to renew our efforts to tap our existing resources.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Environment
Endangered Species

Too often this legislation results in the infringement of personal property rights and the taking of land without just compensation.

This legislation needs to be reviewed and amended to provide compensation for a broader range of property impacts.

The list of endangered species also needs to be reviewed and updated as many of those species are no longer endangered.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Federal Budget & Debt

I am appalled that our national debt is now $15 trillion

Since the time President Obama took office, the national debt has risen an astounding 41%.

I favor a tough federal spending cap and a Balanced Budget Amendment because powerful D.C. lobbyists – like big labor union bosses and greedy corporate interests – corrupt decision making in Washington.

It’s time to stop the influence peddling and get our fiscal house in order.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Deficit Spending

We must balance the budget in Washington—government consistently spends more than it has and the American people have made it clear they have no appetite for new taxes.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Fiscal Policy, a General Statement

We must balance the budget in Washington—government consistently spends more than it takes in and the American people have made it clear they have no appetite for new taxes.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Guns
Guns, a General Statement

The Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms and is essential to a free society.

It is also the protection of every other right, but is under constant attack from all sides, even from our own government.

It is more important now with the threat of rising crime due to our country’s economic woes.

It is critical that Congress be 100% committed to defending our God-given right to keep and bear arms.

I will stand firm in protecting our Second Amendment rights

I will never vote for any legislation that would weaken the Second Amendment or that would infringe on the rights of gun owners.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Health & Medical
Association Health Plans (AHP)

I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines, rather than imposing a government-run option that reads like a one-size-fits-all approach.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Rationing Health Care

Government health care rationing would be a catastrophe for the quality of health care in the United States.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Improving Health & Medical Care

I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines, rather than imposing a government-run option that reads like a one-size-fits-all approach.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Health & Medical Care, a General Statement

Government health care rationing would be a catastrophe for the quality of health care in the United States. I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines, rather than imposing a government-run option that reads like a one-size-fits-all approach.

Source: Dutton (10/26/2012)

National Security & Terrorism
Homeland Security, a General Statement

National security should be the first and foremost priority of our federal government.

With the war on terrorism we are confronted with an enemy both here and abroad that does not wear uniforms or fight on the traditional battlefield.

The tools used in the gathering of information, which will help us fight this enemy have been broadened and there are concerns that personal rights and privacy have been placed in jeopardy.

Before any surveillance order can be issued the request must go before a federal judge with supporting evidence for probable cause. But it should not end there.

While these tools are needed to fight terrorism, the 1st Amendment, the 4th Amendment and other fundamental liberties guaranteed by the Constitution should not be breached or infringed upon.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Homes
Housing, a General Statement

It is important to protect and preserve the Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

In today’s market we should ensure the availability of safe, affordable financing, helping people to achieve their piece of the American Dream

It would help the market if we streamline the short sale process

I would oppose mandatory 20% down payment rules

And it is important to insist on appraiser geographic competency – they need to understand and accurately research local neighborhoods

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Jobs
Job Growth

I have been a small business owner for 40 years

I have seen first-hand how suffocating government regulations are simply killing jobs in our region.

As a citizen legislator, I successfully brought together state retailers and on-line giant Amazon for a tax compromise that protected tens of thousands of small businesses and created thousands of new jobs in California.

Amazon recently announced they would be putting a fulfillment center in San Bernardino at the airport, bringing 1000 new jobs to the region.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Jobs, a General Statement

This country is facing what most economists consider to be the most serious and the most dangerous economic situation in our lifetime. Government must create policies that allow small and large businesses to put Californians and the country back to work that will keep our economic engine moving.

Source: Dutton (10/26/2012)

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance Purchase Choices

I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Medicare

Medicare and Social Security

Both of these programs are mandatory spending in the federal budget and account for about 43% of our entire budget.

Our senior population relies heavily on these 2 programs.

We must do all we can to preserve and strengthen Medicare and Social Security.

It is critical that we keep our commitment to our nation's seniors.

Like other government programs we should be doing a cost-benefit analysis to make sure these programs are providing the necessary services in the most cost-effective manner.

Any reforms should be developed through a truly bipartisan process.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Universal Medical Care / Insurance

Government health care rationing would be a catastrophe for the quality of health care in the United States. I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines, rather than imposing a government-run option that reads like a one-size-fits-all approach.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

I will vote to repeal the massive Obamacare health program

It’s driving up the cost of health insurance, damaging our economy and will eventually lead to reducing access to quality care.

I favor reforms like allowing private insurance companies to compete against each other across state lines and clamping down on frivolous lawsuits that only drive up health insurance rates.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Free Market Health Care

I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Health Insurance, a General Statement

Government health care rationing would be a catastrophe for the quality of health care in the United States. I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines, rather than imposing a government-run option that reads like a one-size-fits-all approach.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Portable Medical Insurance

I believe we can look to proposals that would create health care associations allowing people to pool together to explore healthcare options within their state or even across state lines.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Middle East
Israel

Israel should receive our unwavering support. As the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel has been a longtime dependable ally helping to protect America’s interests in the region. Throughout its 60 + year existence its advanced technology industries have allowed it to share with the United States many electronic and cyberspace systems that have contributed to our own security.

Source: www.duttonforcongress.com/issues (10/22/2012)

Military & Defense
Military, a General Statement

One of the top priorities of our government should be national security

We should do all we can to make sure that our military personnel have the funding and resources they need to protect our interests and those of our allies.

I support a strong national defense.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Transportation
Transportation, a General Statement

Transportation and logistics are critical to the Inland Empire’s economy and jobs base.

I have worked hard in Sacramento to make sure that more than $950 million of funding was made available through Prop 1B for local transportation corridor improvements as well as for local streets and roads.

These dollars were instrumental in getting matching federal funds.

I will continue to work hard to secure funding for local transportation projects to ease our transportation gridlock and to provide local jobs.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement

The men and women who have served in our military have put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms.

It is a shame that they seem to have fallen through the cracks in our society with so many suffering from homelessness, unemployment, substance abuse and other problems.

We should find ways to incentivize businesses to hire vets, expand our outreach programs to educate veterans on the housing and education programs available to them and make sure that the services rendered are the very best.

They deserve nothing less.

Source: Dutton (10/31/2012)

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