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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 50

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Richard Kahle

No Party Preference
Former Military Servicemember
1,714 votes (1.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Our campaign will never accept contributions from corporations, registered lobbyists, political action committees (PACs), or any other interest group.
  • Our campaign confronts the nation's trillion-dollar deficits with a specific, detailed approach to cut next year’s deficit by $405 billion while restoring Social Security for all future retirees.
  • As your representative and a combat veteran, I will exercise humility and restraint when voting to deploy our military force. I will stand against any unnecessary and wasteful war.

Experience

Education

American University Master of Public Policy, Public Policy Analysis (2008)
UCLA Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (2000)
UCLA Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering (2000)

Questions & Answers

Questions from KPBS and the League of Women Voters (San Diego and North County San Diego chapters) (6)

Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?
Answer from Richard Kahle:

Yes.

Congress and the President need to make a deal.

A reasonable compromise would authorize lawful permanent residency (a green card) to the roughly 800,000 who qualify for Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) AND appropriate $5 billion ($1 billion per year for 5 years) for construction on the border. 

 

Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?
Answer from Richard Kahle:

Yes.

Congress and the President need to make a deal.

A reasonable compromise would authorize lawful permanent residency (a green card) to the roughly 800,000 who qualify for Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) AND appropriate $5 billion ($1 billion per year for 5 years) for construction on the border. 

Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?
Answer from Richard Kahle:

Yes.

I support background checks for every transfer of a firearm.  

Firearm transfers to spouses, adult children, or adult grandchildren should be the only exemption to this requirement, provided that the receiver is not in a prohibited category and the firearm is legal to possess.   The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) must be improved.   Semi-annual audits with state and local law enforcement must ensure all records are accurate and timely. Severe mental disorders, as determined by a court or other lawful authority must be reported to NICS.     It’s important to understand that NICS is not used to establish a federal firearm registry, and information regarding allowable firearm transfers is destroyed in accordance with federal law.   We must ban any device that turns a firearm into a machine gun, such as bump stocks.
Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?
Answer from Richard Kahle:

Yes.

Do you support raising the federal gas tax to improve the national transportation infrastructure (for example roads, train tracks, and bridges)? Why or why not?
Answer from Richard Kahle:

No. 

The federal government already generates over $40 billion a year from gas tax revenue.  Those funds, which we already have, need to be allocated and prioritized. 

 

Question 6

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?

No answer provided.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $19,132

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Richard Kahle
$17,712
2
Employees of Amgen
$250
2
Employees of Clift
$250
2
Employees of Verizon Communications
$250

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.65%
Hawaii 1.35%
98.65%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.50%)
Small contributions (3.50%)
96.50%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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