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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 36

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Lourdes Everett

Businesswoman
3,405 votes (4%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fair and Equitable Pay For All Workers to live in comfort
  • Improving and Expanding Education and Vocational Job Training opportunities
  • Affordable Housing and Ending the Homelessness Crisis

Experience

Experience

Profession:Real Estate Broker/Owner/CEO; Litigation - Legal
Real Estate Broker/Owner/CEO, Everett Real Estate Group (1995–current)
Legal Management - Litigation Department, Law Offices of Jaime G. Monteclaro (2018–current)
Member, General Planning Advisory Committee in the City of Palmdale — Appointed position (2019–current)

Education

Abraham Lincoln University School of Law Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2015)

Community Activities

Board Member - Treasurer/Secretary, ACLU SoCA Antelope Valley (2018–current)
Director Member for Region 21, California Association of REALTORS(R) (1998–2010)
Board of Director/Board President-Elect/President, South Bay Association of REALTORS(R) (1999–2005)
Director Member, National Association of REALTORS(R) (2004–2005)
Director Member, Carson Chamber of Commerce (1991–1996)

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Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for all income groups in California?
Answer from Lourdes Everett:

Although most will agree that more building will stabilize demands, thus will create Affordable housing, it is more complex than that; there is not a singular remedy for the Affordable Housing crisis however these combinations and a very thought out inclusive plan, we can realize improvements:

(1)    Workers must be paid more wages; one that will sustain a roof over their heads, maintain their health with preventative care, decent meals on the table, a dignified retirement, and savings for the rainy days.

(2)    For the government to have gap resources in place for a period of time when people are in deep crises to provide help to maintain housing during a loss of employment or illness of the main wage earner; the qualifying criteria must be sensible and realistic.

(3)    Encourage more housing stock building of SFR, Multi-Family by providing tax incentives and ease building restrictions without compromising safety standards, quality work and materials, etc. and to have financing in place for low to moderate income earners that have sensible and realistic qualifying factors.

(4)     To have more than a temporary fix for the homeless, along with having homeless shelters and hotel vouchers as a solution, begin plans for permanency , multi-unit complexes in a housing community setting that includes preparation and maintenance, financing classes, education/on-the-job training sites, overall reintroduction which includes mental health wellness programs.

These are some ideas I have in mind to remedy the Affordable Housing crisis.

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?
Answer from Lourdes Everett:

It depends on what you mean by the water needs….water needs for agriculture, needs for potable water, water to keep the grass green in country club golf courses.  The vast majority of water supply is in our northern California region, while southern California has the higher demand.  I will support legislation that will give us sustainable water resources as long as the consequences are minimal to the environment, our fish and wildlife.  That when we make plans to re-route water/water systems we take in to account and balance the effects vs. affect.

To reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, as set forth in a 2018 executive order what, if any, proposals, plans or legislation would you support?  Please be specific.
Answer from Lourdes Everett:

We must save our planet; I support any plans/legislation to renewable energy solutions from sunlight, water, wind, etc.  increasing solar power, wind power or any other alternative renewable energy to meet our goal of zero carbon, taking to account any consequences/alter effects to our natural resources/habitat.

According to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, we spend over $81,000 per individual who is incarcerated.  Other than incarceration, what ways can the State address safety and justice?
Answer from Lourdes Everett:

We have to analyze and re-vamp the system.  Mass incarceration does not help our community and rehabilitate no one.  Albeit those who are a danger and menace to our society must and should remain in prison, however, those who are jailed for minors, misdemeanor charges, even felonies that are not a danger to our life and property, the minimum time serve must fit the crime or have other punishment in place.  Additionally, we must NOT privatize our prison system, because it may have the propensity to be a bounty.

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Contributions

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Political Beliefs

Position Papers

FAIR WAGES AND BENEFITS

Summary

Fair and Equitable Pay For All Workers to live in comfort

 NO ONE should have to work more than a one 40 hour per week job just to “get by.” You are entitled to adequate living wages to afford a place to live and put decent meals on the table, to have benefits for good health, a dignified retirement, and to be able to save for those rainy days.

EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING

Summary

 Improving and Expanding Education and Vocational Job Training opportunities

Affordable Education and Job Trainings are vital parts of a fair and balanced economy to enhance job skills, knowledge, experience, and talents. We must have affordable colleges and for those who are not college bound, the availability of Occupational Centers for High School grads or adults looking to enhance or change their occupation.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND ENDING THE HOMELESS CRISIS

Summary

 Affordable Housing and Ending the Homelessness Crisis

Housing prices have sky-rocketed, many cannot afford to pay rents or qualify for mortgages.  Building stabilizes demand; it will add employment, tax dollars and consumer spending power into the community. Affordable housing is a human right, I have always advocated and fought for the rights of citizens to live in a home or apartment priced at a level their income can afford.  Additionally, gentrification hurts well established commuinties, make it less affordable for the average family who may want to move back to their hometown and raise their family closer to the roots they grew up in.

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