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Los Angeles County, CA November 2, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for John S. Stammreich

Candidate for
State Senator; District 28

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John Stammreich wants to represent the South Bay because he is tired of watching businesses and jobs leave California. Currently employed in the South Bay at a major aerospace firms as a supply chain manager, John is witnessing firsthand the shift of his local supply base to neighboring states. Like many in the South Bay, John has watched friends and family, though highly skilled in their professions, receive layoff notices due to Sacramento politicians, including current State Senator Oropeza, enacting job-killer legislation that has forced large and small businesses in California cut back on jobs.

John cannot sit idly by and watch the South Bay economy wither and die! The time for change in Sacramento has come, and John will bring his close connections with the South Bay economy to Sacramento as he fights to Save the South Bay Dream!

John's parents knew the South Bay Dream, coming to Redondo Beach from New York just before John was born at South Bay Hospital in 1969. Both working in the aerospace industry as well, John quickly developed a strong commitment to his country and his community. John played 8 years of AYSO soccer and was an Eagle Scout before leaving in the South Bay in 1987 to report for Naval Service.

In 1992, John graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States navy. John selected Surface Warfare duty with his first assignment, the USS Ainsworth (FFT-1090), home ported in Staten Island, NY, where his uncle, Anthony Gaeta, had been elected borough president for over 12 years. The weekend John reported for duty in February 1993, John was at a friend's apartment on the other side of the Hudson River when terrorists struck the World Trade Center for the first time.

After his second sea tour onboard the USS Ponce (LPD-15), John returned to California as the Officer-in-Charge of Military Police at Naval Air Facility El Centro, less than 7 miles from the California-Mexico border. John's department was constantly patrolling the Navy's bombing ranges to keep illegal immigrants & drug traffickers from crossing the dangerous ground. His Sailors and Marines often arrived too late as unexploded ordinance & dehydration claimed many simply trying to seek better lives for themselves. This experience left a significant impact on John's understanding of illegal immigration. Securing the border to John is not just about protecting California citizens.

During his 11-year naval career, John earned numerous awards and citations, including two (2) Navy Achievement Medals, the Humanitarian Medal, NATO Service Medal and Expert Medals in both Rifle & Pistol. John continues to serve the U.S. Navy as a Blue & Gold Officer for the U. S. Naval Academy at multiple schools in the South Bay, including South Torrance High School, Narbonne High School, California Academy of Math & Science, Rolling Hills Prep, and San Pedro High School.

In 1998, after completing his tours of duty, John made a layman's attempt at law school at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. John was elected 1st year class president against 6 other challengers, and passed the U.S. Patent Bar. John gained both political experience and useful contract law knowledge that he has leveraged in his current career field, government supply chain management. John went on to earn a Masters in Business Administration from Regis University, a Professional Certification in Government Contracts Management from UCLA, and a Dale Carnegie Certification. His post-graduate education experience has show John's skills and preference for the problem-solving aspects of government service, rather than the various interpretations of law cases spun to serve special interests.

John has enjoyed a 6- year aerospace career that has focused on government supply chain management, requiring John to engage closely with both local and national subcontractors. John received the Director's Award from his company in 2004, and three Honorable Mention awards from the company's Small Business Program Liaison Office. In his current role, John manages a team of a dozen subcontracts managers throughout the country working with various government customers, including the DoD, the FAA, JPL and NASA, and numerous subcontractors. John volunteers his spare time as a Dale Carnegie Instructor for courses taught throughout the South Bay, including El Segundo.

In 2006, John was elected as a Board Member of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council for the City of Los Angeles. He was appointed Chairman of the Fireworks Reduction Task Force a year prior, credited with significantly reducing the level of fireworks activity in the weeks before and after the July 4th weekend in San Pedro in 2006. As a board member, John also served on the Land Use & Planning Committee, responsible for reviewing all conditional land use permits for the Northwest San Pedro area, and chaired the Communications & Outreach committee.

John worked on numerous political campaigns since 1998, and in 2006, John was elected to the Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee, and reelected in 2008. John was also elected Chairman of his local Assembly District Central Committee both terms. In 2006, John served as the South Bay Chairman for the Governor's reelection campaign.

In 2007, John worked phone banks to help elect Richard Vladovic to the LAUSD Board. In 2008, John was appointed to both the L.A. County Republican Party Executive Board, and to the Executive Committee of the California Republican Party. In these capacities, John strove to bring fiscal issues ahead of social issues. In 2009, John worked with local Democratic activists throughout the City of Los Angeles to defeat Measure B, working with local groups including the Laborers Local 802 & 832, as well as numerous neighborhood council activists. For his efforts, John was recently appointed to the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Advocacy Committee as the lead liaison for the 15th Council District. John also campaigned extensively this year with the South Bay Tea Party organizers to defeat Propositions 1A through 1E in the May 19th Special Election. With 70% of the voters in the 28th State Senate District voting against Proposition 1A, John has built a strong case against Senator Oropeza (who endorsed and campaigned for these five propositions) for who is more connected with the issues facing South Bay voters.

John and his wife Andrea have been married since 2002. They have two beautiful young daughters and reside in San Pedro, CA.

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