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May 26, 2010
Tony Strickland Party: Republican Occupation: State senator Age: 40, born at Ft. Ord, Calif. City of residence: Moorpark Personal: Married, two children Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Whittier College Career highlights: Aide to then-Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R- Thousand Oaks), 1996-98. Assemblyman, 1998 to 2004. State senator, 2008 to present. Platform: Focus on auditing state spending, "maximize dollars" the state collects in taxes, support offshore oil drilling project near Santa Barbara.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, taking a broadening role in efforts to help candidates of his party, on Wednesday endorsed former state legislator Tony Strickland, the Strickland campaign announced. The former state assemblyman and state senator is running in the June 3 primary for the Los Angeles-area seat being vacated by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), who is retiring when his term expires. McKeon already has endorsed Strickland, one of several Republican candidates in the GOP-leaning 25th Congressional District.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, taking a broadening role in efforts to help candidates of his party, on Wednesday endorsed former state legislator Tony Strickland, the Strickland campaign announced. The former state assemblyman and state senator is running in the June 3 primary for the Los Angeles-area seat being vacated by Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), who is retiring when his term expires. McKeon already has endorsed Strickland, one of several Republican candidates in the GOP-leaning 25th Congressional District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Republican Tony Strickland, running to succeed Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), on Tuesday launched a cable TV ad for his campaign. The 30-second ad, dubbed "Principles," portrays Strickland as a conservative in the Ronald Reagan mold dedicated to "getting government out of our way and out of our pockets so we can grow our economy. " In the ad, Strickland promises to fight for the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act, "real cuts" in spending and a balanced budget amendment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon
Shortly after dropping out of a Ventura County-based congressional district race and endorsing a fellow Republican, former state Sen. Tony Strickland has taken an official step to run in a neighboring district, records show. Strickland on Nov. 29 filed a notice with the Federal Election Commission that he is interested in running to represent the 25th Congressional District, a seat now held by Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). But a spokesman for Strickland said "Tony has the utmost respect" for McKeon and "should he choose to retire, he would plan to run in the 25th District to replace him. " Speculation that McKeon will retire has been building but a spokeswoman said Monday that "Congressman McKeon hasn't made any decisions about 2014.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland has launched the first radio ad in the race for an open Santa Clarita/Antelope Valley area congressional seat. And the narrator of the ad is none other than retiring Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the man Strickland and several others want to replace. "Hi, I'm Congressman Buck McKeon, and I've been fighting liberals in Washington since before it was cool," the ad begins.  McKeon continues, saying nice things about Strickland, a former state senator from neighboring Ventura County, whom he endorsed when he announced his retirement last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland made it official Tuesday. As expected, he's abandoning his challenge to Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park) and entering the race to succeed retiring Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) in a neighboring district. Strickland's entry sets up an intraparty fight with state Sen. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale), who has said he would seek McKeon's seat if McKeon decided to retire. McKeon announced last week that he would not seek another term and is backing Strickland to succeed him. "I support Tony Strickland because he shares our conservative values and he's effective," McKeon said in a statement released by the Strickland campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
To partisans, they are "Phony Tony" and "Taxin' Jackson." Tony Strickland, 38, might call himself the alternative energy executive, detractors say, but he's still the same right-wing Republican who consistently voted against the environment during his days in the California Assembly. And Hannah-Beth Jackson? The 58-year-old Democrat is so liberal that she's never seen a tax she didn't like, according to Strickland's supporters. Voters couldn't have a clearer choice, both sides say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2006 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
The race for state controller -- California's powerful chief financial officer -- pits a former legislator against a tax expert, two candidates who agree only that California's $131-billion budget should be free of waste and fraud. A lawyer with a degree in finance, John Chiang, 44, is running on his 10 years of experience as a member of the Board of Equalization, a state panel that administers a variety of tax programs. A Democratic Party activist, he is the board's chairman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2006 | Evan Halper, Times Staff Writer
A Republican candidate for state controller and his legislator wife have funneled campaign money into each other's consulting firms, in effect boosting their income through political donations, campaign finance reports show. Over a little more than five years, Tony Strickland and his wife, Audra, who replaced him as a member of the state Assembly, paid more than $138,000 raised by their supporters to businesses owned by them and a staffer living in their Moorpark home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland has launched the first radio ad in the race for an open Santa Clarita/Antelope Valley area congressional seat. And the narrator of the ad is none other than retiring Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), the man Strickland and several others want to replace. "Hi, I'm Congressman Buck McKeon, and I've been fighting liberals in Washington since before it was cool," the ad begins.  McKeon continues, saying nice things about Strickland, a former state senator from neighboring Ventura County, whom he endorsed when he announced his retirement last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Jean Merl
Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland made it official Tuesday. As expected, he's abandoning his challenge to Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Oak Park) and entering the race to succeed retiring Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) in a neighboring district. Strickland's entry sets up an intraparty fight with state Sen. Stephen Knight (R-Palmdale), who has said he would seek McKeon's seat if McKeon decided to retire. McKeon announced last week that he would not seek another term and is backing Strickland to succeed him. "I support Tony Strickland because he shares our conservative values and he's effective," McKeon said in a statement released by the Strickland campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Jean Merl and Richard Simon
Shortly after dropping out of a Ventura County-based congressional district race and endorsing a fellow Republican, former state Sen. Tony Strickland has taken an official step to run in a neighboring district, records show. Strickland on Nov. 29 filed a notice with the Federal Election Commission that he is interested in running to represent the 25th Congressional District, a seat now held by Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita). But a spokesman for Strickland said "Tony has the utmost respect" for McKeon and "should he choose to retire, he would plan to run in the 25th District to replace him. " Speculation that McKeon will retire has been building but a spokeswoman said Monday that "Congressman McKeon hasn't made any decisions about 2014.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2012 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
Camarillo print shop owner Tim Anderson can't wait to vote for Democrat Julia Brownley in a key Ventura County congressional race, a contest eyed by both major parties as they struggle for control of the House. Anderson thinks the liberal state assemblywoman and former Santa Monica school board trustee is a good fit, and a needed change of direction, for Ventura County. But Mark Hansen, a regional sales manager, thinks the seat should stay red. He was happy with Elton Gallegly, Ventura County's voice in Congress since 1987, who announced his retirement this year.
OPINION
October 5, 2012
Redistricting of the state's congressional seats led to retirement announcements by two Southern California GOP stalwarts. Republicans will miss them. There's a good chance Democrats will as well, because even though they may not yet appreciate the fact, Elton Gallegly and David Dreier are moderates (especially by today's standards) who have focused on sound policy more often than ideology. Dreier served in what formerly was the 26th District, covering foothill cities from La Cañada Flintridge to Rancho Cucamonga, and north to the rim of the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2010
Tony Strickland Party: Republican Occupation: State senator Age: 40, born at Ft. Ord, Calif. City of residence: Moorpark Personal: Married, two children Education: Bachelor's degree in political science, Whittier College Career highlights: Aide to then-Assemblyman Tom McClintock (R- Thousand Oaks), 1996-98. Assemblyman, 1998 to 2004. State senator, 2008 to present. Platform: Focus on auditing state spending, "maximize dollars" the state collects in taxes, support offshore oil drilling project near Santa Barbara.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2000
Re "GOP Divided Over Central Committee Candidates," Feb. 10. As a member of the Republican Central Committee and a Reagan conservative, I am appalled at Bob Larkin's vilification of Tony Strickland and aspiring RCC members as "anti-women, anti-gay, anti-immigrant and anti-minority." Larkin's statement reminds me of Hillary Clinton and her "vast right-wing conspiracy" theory! Even if his charges were true--and they aren't--this is a violation of Reagan's 11th commandment, "Speak no evil of fellow Republican," and gives the Democrats ample ammunition to torpedo the Strickland candidacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2003 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
Never mind that her assemblyman husband is less than a month into his final two-year term representing the Thousand Oaks area. Audra Strickland, 28, made loud and clear Thursday her intention to succeed Republican Tony Strickland in the November 2004 election by showing off an already enviable campaign kitty. By the end of December, Strickland had amassed nearly $111,000 for her run, according to finance statements released by her campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2008 | Catherine Saillant, Times Staff Writer
To partisans, they are "Phony Tony" and "Taxin' Jackson." Tony Strickland, 38, might call himself the alternative energy executive, detractors say, but he's still the same right-wing Republican who consistently voted against the environment during his days in the California Assembly. And Hannah-Beth Jackson? The 58-year-old Democrat is so liberal that she's never seen a tax she didn't like, according to Strickland's supporters. Voters couldn't have a clearer choice, both sides say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2006 | Dan Morain, Times Staff Writer
Rich gambling interests and a Silicon Valley software giant are using their wealth to transform an otherwise sleepy statewide campaign into a major partisan battleground. With separate million-dollar infusions, a group of casino-owning Southern California Indian tribes and the software company Intuit are changing the complexion of the race for California state controller. In the process, they are underscoring the power of the post, which has vast sway over state tax policy.
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