The reason I'm running is simple: Family, faith, and liberty are ideas worth fighting for.

My fellow Californians: I'm the former Chairman of the Lassen County Republican Party and I'm running for State Assembly in District 1. Our Assembly district includes all of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Nevada, Shasta, Sierra, and Siskiyou Counties, as well as parts of Butte and Placer County. 

Allow me to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about why I'm running. My name is Joseph Turner. I'm a lifelong advocate for Liberty and family values, and a disabled combat veteran. Most importantly, though, I'm a husband and a father. Like all of you, California is my home. But our State has become unaffordable and radically left-wing with our current legislature and Governor. As a result, many residents have left our state and moved to others for liberty and financial security. While I understand and sympathize with their decision, the bottom line is this: We cannot afford to cede even one single State in our Union to the radical far left! 

The political reality in California is such that our family, friends, and neighbors are forced to choose between "Fight or Flight!"

Elect me, I will take that fight to Sacramento! I have sworn an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. That oath never expires and it will determine every decision I make as your Assemblyman. Too often, politicians are elected on promises they have no intentions of keeping and they turn public service into long, fruitful careers. That's not what real representation is all about. I'm wholly uninterested in personal gain or careerism and beholden to nobody. The only voices that will matter to me are YOUR voices.

Real leadership demands taking a stand for our beliefs. Conceding ground to curry favor with a radical left hellbent on undoing our Constitutional guarantees is a losing strategy. It's time for a strong and unapologetic defense of our Constitution, our Republic, our way of life, and our Liberty.

I've never backed down from the challenge. I spent seventeen years in the California Army National Guard and broke my body overseas. Service to our nation has always come with a price, and I've never been unwilling to pay it. Family, faith, liberty, and reason are ideas worth fighting for and I'm ready to take up that fight for all of you.

Know this: I'll speak with ANY voter, whether we agree or not. Democrat, Republican, or otherwise. I view dialogue as vital to healthy political discourse and I'll gladly speak with any one of you to answer any questions you may have. One of the most common issues in our district is the inability to get a hold of our representatives, and so I'll make the effort to be transparent, accessible, and available to all of you. You deserve nothing less.

A vote for me is a vote to uphold our Constitutional Republic, to stand up for the values our district holds most dear, and to take the Fight for those values to the heart of Sacramento. I would be honored to receive your support.

Check out the rest of our page to get more information on my views and policy positions, as well as find out information on events near you and ways you can support my campaign.

Thank you for your time and support!

- Joseph Turner

SSG, Retired



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