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Orange County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Rosemarie "Rosie" Avila

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 47; Republican Party

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Governing Board Member, Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Biola University Trustee
  • Orange County Youth Commission, President and Founder (Tutoring, Sports and Character Education for inner-city children)
  • Appointed by President Bush to President's Commission on White House Fellows: Selected 12 top young adults to work with White House Cabinet Members
  • Elementary School Teacher, Master's of Organizational Leadership, Biola
  • First generation immigrant from Guatemala, Central America, and parents left Guatemala due to Communism when I was six years old
  • Married 33 years, five children, one child with cerebral palsy
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Bold Leadership on Immigration: Secure our borders, Enforce our laws, Speed up legal immigration process
  • Reform Education through local control and parental involvement
  • Reduce the Tax Burden: lower taxes and reduce the size of government
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Key Endorsements
  • CRA, California Republican Assembly
  • OCYR, Orange County Young Republicans
  • OC Vietnamese Republican Assembly, Congress of Republicans, Little Saigon
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Position Papers
Illegal Immigration
We must first secure our borders, then enforce our laws, including employee sanctions. I oppose another amnesty and a guest worker program. We must streamline our immigration and citizenship process. It will take our three institutions: Government, Church and Family to restore order and solve our immigration crisis.
Reform Education
As an elected Santa Ana School Board Member I have succeeded in ending Bilingual Education, exposing the failure of whole language reading and fuzzy Math. Now with English instruction, a new phonics-based reading program, and a basic math emphasis, our test scores are going up. I also established a required United States Constitution Test for all eighth graders. As your congresswoman, I will work to protect local control, and advocate that our schools stay focused on academic achievement.
Reducing the Tax Burden and Strengthening Families
We must reduce the tax burden on our working families. Congress needs to find ways to decrease the size of government. I am an author of the Parental Notification Initiate. I will look at each bill that is presented to Congress and make sure it strengthens the family.
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