Dear Neighbor:

Are you tired of a Government that is too big? Do we need a Federal Department of Education when our educational decisions are best made at the local level? Do we need The Environmental Protection Agency, a thorn in the side of business's attempting to create jobs in an ever challenging world?

I have embarked on this campaign for Congress because our Constitutional rights are under attack. These attacks are against Religious Freedom, the Right to Bear Arms and weakening the Defense Budget at a time when we should be wary of others seeking to destroy us.

The incumbent Congressman in our District has been an ineffective voice in Washington, D. C. He has been a partisan, marching to the tune of his party rather than representing the constituents of the 9th Congressional District.

Unlike the incumbent I have a lifetime of experience that will better serve the 9th Congressional District. The incumbent's lockstep votes on destructive policies like The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and his broken promises on delivering a Veterans Hospital for those who served and suffered for our Country are clear signals that his interests lie elsewhere.

I look forward to meeting you and the other 9th Congressional District Constituents during the course of my campaign. Please feel free to contact me. My campaign will be about representing the voters of the 9th as an Independent Voice.

I am proud to have your vote, and I appreciate any help you might offer to my campaign effort!

Yours for a better 9th Congressional District,

Retired US Marshal Tony Amador is the only candidate with the experience and leadership to represent the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District. Amador comes from a unpretentious working class family and has worked his way up to experience the quintessential American dream. Tony was born to Mexican immigrants, who had 14 children. Tony is married to his wife of 50 years, Evelia and has four daughters and 15 grandchildren.

Tony Amador has an extensive law enforcement background that would make him unique in terms of background as a candidate for US Congress. Amador served as a patrol officer in the Los Angeles Police Department for 13 years. He also served as President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. During his tenure as President of the League, he was responsible for the passage of AB301, a law enacted giving police officers procedural due process. This legislation is commonly known as the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights.

After his tenure in the LAPD, he was appointed by succeeding Governors of California, both Republican and Democratic administrations, to various positions in state government. Governor Edmund G. Brown first appointed Tony Amador to the Narcotic Addict Evaluation Authority, which adjudicated cases of parolees in the civil narcotic program. He was then appointed by Governor Brown as the chairman of the Youthful Offender Parole Board, which was responsible for the management of over 40,000 case decisions of wards committed to the California Youth Authority and for those on parole. Amador then served as Director of the California Youth Authority, the nation’s largest youth authority system, which oversaw 9,000 wards of institutions. Under Governor George Deukmejian, he was appointed as Deputy Director of the Employment Development Department. As Deputy Director he managed four programmatic divisions: Audit division, Investigation division, Evaluation division, and the State Monitor Advocate office.

In 1990, Tony Amador was called to Washington DC to serve as the Vice-Chairman of the US Merit Systems Protection Board under President George H. Bush. The duties of the Board include ensuring that Executive Branch agencies make employment decision in accordance with the merit system principles, which Federal employees are protected against abuses by agency management, and that Federal merit systems are kept free of prohibited personnel practices.

In 1997, Tony was called back to Sacramento to be an appointee of Governor Pete Wilson to the California Public Employment Relations Board. The Board is a quasi-judicial agency, which oversees public sector collective bargaining in California. The Board administers three collective bargaining statutes, ensures their consistency, implementation and application, and adjudicates disputes between the parties’ subject to them. Approximately 900,000 public sector employees and nearly 1,200 public employers are included within the jurisdiction of the three Acts administered by PERB.

Tony Amador served as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California. He was appointed to this position by President George W. Bush in 2002. Tony was the administrative head of the U.S. Marshal’s Service with a geographic boundary that stretches from Bakersfield to the Oregon border and from Vallejo to the Nevada border. Thirty-four of the fifty-eight counties in California lie within the geographic boundaries of the Eastern District. The primary functions of the U.S. Marshal’s Service are to ensure the security and safety of the federal courthouses, Federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, the federal court family, witnesses, and prisoners. The U.S. Marshal’s Service is the primary federal agency responsible for the apprehension of federal fugitives and administers the Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Program. The Witness Security Program also falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, as well as the transportation of federal prisoners, via “Con Air”. A cooperative working relationship with law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels is an integral part of the U.S. Marshal duties. Serving as Chairman of the Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, along with serving on various Task Forces and the Deputizing of other law enforcement personnel in agencies who are part of these task forces, is an additional function of the U.S. Marshal.

Tony is involved locally as an active member of The Lodi Rotary Club, The Lodi Mex-Am Lions Club and The Knights of Columbus. Tony recently resigned from the San Joaquin County Grand Jury and is presently a member of the San Joaquin County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission.

California Republican Assembly
San Joaquin County Republican Party
National Right to Life
National Pro-Life Alliance
Tom Patti, Member, San Joaquin County Board Supervisors
Chuck Winn, Member, San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors
Ken Vogel, President, San Joaquin County Board of Education
Alan Nakanishi, Lodi City Councilmember
Carol Hadley, Past President, Latinas United Republican Women
Gail & John Kautz, Kautz Family Farms
David Vaccarezza, California Waste Recovery Systems
Greg Goehring, Lodi Attorney
Jim and Annette Murdaca
Dave and Lydia Sanchez

Taxes and Spending
The current spending spree of Congress is unsustainable, and can only lead to the ruin of our country. Though often said, there is fundamental truth in the old saying “you cannot tax your way to prosperity.” And yet it seems as if the irresponsible, if not immoral spending habits of Washington if left unchecked, will force more businesses to leave the country, and discourage investment in jobs. Our fiscal decline has been helped in no small part by the anti-business members of Congress, like Jerry McNerney.

I will not vote for spending which imposes an additional tax burden on hard working middle class families. Living within our means, requires making hard choices. Our nation can have many things, but it can’t have everything!

Central Valley Values
I am Pro-Life. I will support that position on any measure that comes before me in the Congress. I also believe that our Christian heritage is the bedrock of our society and religious freedom is under attack. I will seek the social justice to insure that any tax or regulatory policies that punish or weaken the families of America will be defeated.

I am also a fervent defender of the rights of individuals and will work to defend them.

Water, Energy and Farms
The 9th Congressional District is part of the bread basket of California and the Nation. Our farmers are over regulated. California’s CAL OSHA, EPA, Department of Food and Agriculture and others are many times the problem and not the solution to farming. Water and energy are the engines of our region’s prosperity. Without sufficient access to water, our vital farm industry will fail. Without affordable energy, our economic engine will sputter to a stop. We must increase water storage throughout our region, and provide the means to deliver it to thirsty farms.

ISIS and National Security
The Obama administration and Jerry McNerney have been AWOL in the war on ISIS. Now we face a threat that has the potential to exceed anything that Al Qaeda posed to our national security. From the nuclear arming of Iran to the rogue state of North Korea, our jeopardy has never been greater. I will not sacrifice our security to allow our nation to protect “the rights” of terrorists and rogue nations who do not play by the rules.

Taking Care of Our Veterans
More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans with pending applications for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs have already died, according to an internal VA document. The VA is turning away tens of thousands of veterans eligible for health care. This travesty is a disgrace and Jerry McNerney only offers platitudes but little action. I pledge to make taking care of those who have taken care of us our Veterans receive top priority. We need to ensure the best care that a grateful nation can provide.

Immigration and Sanctuary Cities
California is a state with many sanctuary cities. Basically our entire state is one large sanctuary. Sanctuary cities such as Jerry McNerney’s home county of Contra Costa offer assistance and protection to illegal aliens and "undocumented workers." The undocumented criminals who use our laws to prey upon our innocent citizens has become a serious problem for law enforcement. I believe in compassion and a path to citizenship for legal immigrants, but not amnesty for those who have broken our laws.

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