Richard "Dick" Mountjoy – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for United States Senate, California

California Republican Party
www.mountjoyforsenate.comwww.mountjoyforsenate.com
P.O. Box 877Monrovia, CA 91017
626.357.8237
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

No matter the issue, Dick Mountjoy can be counted on to uphold the conservative banner.

Dick Mountjoy is a no-nonsense conservative Republican who believes in God, Country and Family in that order. He will fight to protect our nation from the threat of terrorists, the illegal alien invasion and runaway government spending.

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

The son of Boyce and Sarah Mountjoy, Dick was born in Los Angeles on January 13, 1932.

He grew up with seven brothers and sisters in the Monrovia-Arcadia area of Southern California.

As a young boy, Dick Mountjoy failed kindergarten because he wouldn't talk. And he nearly failed the first grade because he wouldn't stop talking -- perhaps foreshadowing his career in the legislative halls of Sacramento.

He married his sweetheart, Earline Winett, and he and Earline now have three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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

Richard 'Dick' Mountjoy graduated from Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

At a very early age, Dick learned the value of hard work. When he was only 7 years old, he began picking blackberries, which he sold for 25 cents a flat. He worked many jobs as he grew up: hauling away trees from an uprooted orange grove, selling fertilizer and washing baking pans at a local bakery.

After returning from his tour of duty, Dick worked for a short time as a mechanic for Studebaker Automotive, and then began doing construction work with his brother GordonDick and Gordon later founded Mountjoy Construction Company, which soon became very successful.

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

Dick joined the Navy and served during the Korean War aboard the USS Bremerton.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

For more than 30 years, Dick Mountjoy served the public with honor, never flinching from his steadfast and heartfelt convictions.

Whether during his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, as Mayor and Councilman of the city of Monrovia, or through eight terms in the California State Assembly and two terms in the State Senate, Dick Mountjoy has remained steadfast.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

By 1968, Dick's close friends had persuaded him to run for the Monrovia City Council. He was elected and served eight years as Councilman and Mayor. In 1976, Dick decided not to seek re-election to the city council. He was already planning a run for the State Assembly two years later.

Despite not appearing on the ballot in '76, Dick was nearly re-elected to the city council because of the enormous number of write-in votes he received.

In 1978, Dick Mountjoy defeated a 35-year incumbent and won election to the State Assembly from the 61st District. He was one of the Proposition 13 babies, riding into Sacramento with a tax-cutting fervor.

Although the Legislature was eventually forced to deal with the Workers' Comp situation many of the problems are yet to be resolved.

As a freshman Legislator, he was appointed to the Assembly Rules Committee -- the first time ever that a freshman was named to this prestigious committee.

In 1982, he was elected Assembly Republican Caucus Chairman under the Republican Leader, Bob Naylor.

Throughout his career in the legislature, Dick Mountjoy has never shied away from controversial issues.

In 1991, Dick met Irwin Trester and Tom Hagerman. Together, they enlisted the help of 4,000 small businesses in a campaign to stop Workers' Compensation fraud and reform the Workers' Comp system.

After democrats killed his reform bills in committee, Dick took to the floor of the Assembly with amendment after amendment to keep the issue at the forefront.

Dick Mountjoy established one of the first FAX networks to update the businesses every time there was a vote on the amendments. At times, speaker Willie Brown would shut off Dick's microphone so he couldn't talk and continue to raise the issue.

Dick was sworn in as a member of the State Senate, where he continued to take up issues close to his heart.

When studies began to show the dangerous effects of the gasoline additive MTBE, Dick began a push to have MTBE banned [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Courts, Laws & Justice
Courts, a General Statement

"Judge Alito is an exceptionally qualified choice for the Supreme Court -- intellectual, knowledgeable and experienced in constitutional law. His judicial philosophy reflects the views of the majority of Americans who are increasingly outraged by the current liberal activist court. California's current Senators have demonstrated how partisan and out-of-touch they are by opposing Judge Alito's nomination."

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench

Judge Alito is an exceptionally qualified choice for the Supreme Court -- intellectual, knowledgeable and experienced in constitutional law. His judicial philosophy reflects the views of the majority of Americans who are increasingly outraged by the current liberal activist court.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Supreme Court

"Judge Alito is an exceptionally qualified choice for the Supreme Court -- intellectual, knowledgeable and experienced in constitutional law. His judicial philosophy reflects the views of the majority of Americans who are increasingly outraged by the current liberal activist court. California's current Senators have demonstrated how partisan and out-of-touch they are by opposing Judge Alito's nomination."

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Gay & Lesbian
Domestic Partnerships

I believe in marriage between a man and a woman, and I oppose special status based on:" sexual preference.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Gay Rights, a General Statement

I believe in marriage between a man and a woman, and I oppose special status based on:" sexual preference.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

I believe in marriage between a man and a woman, and I oppose special status based on:" sexual preference.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Gay Marriage

I believe in marriage between a man and a woman, and I oppose special status based on:" sexual preference.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Government
Government Agencies

Congressional spending is out of control. Democrats want to raise our taxes to pay for the overspending. I strongly disagree, and in the U.S. Senate, I will fight to balance the budget by cutting wasteful government spending and dramatically reducing so-called "earmarks" -- not by raising taxes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

National Security & Terrorism
Making Our Homeland More Secure

The government must have the tools necessary to root out terrorist cells in America. I fully support President Bush's anti-terrorism plans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Homeland Security, a General Statement

The government must have the tools necessary to root out terrorist cells in America. I fully support President Bush's anti-terrorism plans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

National Security Agency (NSA) Examinining Domestic Phone Records

The government must have the tools necessary to root out terrorist cells in America. I fully support President Bush's anti-terrorism plans.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Homes
Housing, a General Statement

The recent Supreme Court decision on eminent domain threatens every property owner in America. I will fight for federal legislation that protects private property rights and ensures that no property owner can be forced against their will to sell their land to a developer.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Immigration
Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border

If we're to protect our nation, we must control our borders. That's why, as our U.S. Senator, I will work to immediately strengthen our border with improved barriers and beefed up law enforcement.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Social Services to Undocumented Immigrants

I will also fight against any attempt to give illegal immigrants government funded services, and I will oppose ALL amnesty schemes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Immigration, a General Statement

If we're to protect our nation, we must control our borders. That's why, as our U.S. Senator, I will work to immediately strengthen our border with improved barriers and beefed up law enforcement. I will also fight against any attempt to give illegal immigrants government funded services, and I will oppose ALL amnesty schemes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants

I will also fight against any attempt to give illegal immigrants government funded services.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws

I will work to immediately strengthen our border with improved barriers and beefed up law enforcement.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Securing Our Borders

I will work to immediately strengthen our border with improved barriers and beefed up law enforcement.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws

I will work to immediately strengthen our border with improved barriers and beefed up law enforcement.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

I will also fight against any attempt to give illegal immigrants government funded services, and I will oppose ALL amnesty schemes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

Taxes
Taxes, a General Statement

Congressional spending is out of control. Democrats want to raise our taxes to pay for the overspending. I strongly disagree, and in the U.S. Senate, I will fight to balance the budget by cutting wasteful government spending and dramatically reducing so-called "earmarks" -- not by raising taxes.

Source: Candidate Website (10/07/2006)

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