SACRAMENTO, Calif. , June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) announced his bid to become the next Governor of California in November 2018.
"California's once greatest-in-the-nation status has been steadily eroded by decades of failed leadership - under 4 terms of Jerry Brown and over 40 years of Legislative control by the California Democrats," said Assemblyman Travis Allen. "Whether it's due to Jerry Brown's massive gas tax, double digit increases in violent crime rates, our failing schools or our crumbling infrastructure – there is a silent supermajority in California who are waking up and demanding real change in our state.
"I am running to be the next Governor of California to take back our state for the forgotten ordinary citizens of California, who will no longer tolerate the squandering of our incredible natural abundance of people, economy, and resources by limousine liberals beholden to ravenous public sector union bosses and extremist environmentalists. The citizens of California are tired of being taken for granted, and will no longer accept the California Democrat Party's hollow excuses for why the world's 6th largest economy should have the nation's highest poverty rate."
"Travis Allen's campaign is already off to a fast start," said Mike Johnson, Travis Allen's campaign strategist. "He garnered national name recognition by leading the effort to place a statewide repeal of the widely unpopular gas tax increase on the November ballot."
"The campaign has reserved a majority of the statewide slate cards and will appear on over 11 million mail pieces. Allen already has built the largest social media reach of any elected Republican in the state and regularly reaches over 3 million Californians weekly," said Johnson.
"After 5 years of serving in the Legislature, I have had enough of the wasteful spending and dictatorial policies pushed by Jerry Brown and the Sacramento Democrats that are directly hurting hard working Californian families," said Allen. "California residents and companies are fleeing our state by the thousands, and those that stay are beset on all sides with the nation's highest taxes, crippling regulations, and ever more complex laws that benefit a select few. California needs new leadership that is not bought and paid for by union leaders and out of touch liberal elites. I am running for Governor to make California once again the greatest state in the country, and a place where we all can live our lives, run a business, and raise a family."
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You can view the full announcement video here.
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