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.

 
Amador calls for Resignation of FBI Director Comey
July 8, 2016
Today, the Former United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California, Antonio C. 'Tony' Amador, JD, calls for the Resignation of FBI Director James Comey.
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Your Vote Matters
October 28, 2014
I was happy to be invited to a service at Bear Creek Community Church where the following handout was available to all church goers. It is imperative that we vote. As the flyer states "Your vote is the only check and balance on our government."
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Fox 40 News Interview
October 28, 2014
Watch Tony Amador's interview on Fox 40 News from Friday, October 24th 2014
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Tony Amador Endorsed by National Right to Life Committee
October 26, 2014
Dear Mr. Amador National Right to Life is pleased to endorse you for election to the United States House of Representatives, to represent the 9th Congressional District of California.
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Veteran's Health Not Obama/McNerney's First Concern
October 25, 2014
Antonio C "Tony" Amador, retired United States Marshal and candidate vying to replace Jerry McNerney as the congressman for the 9th Congressional District, criticized President Obama Saturday for abdicating his role as Commander in Chief and ignoring the needs of U.S. veterans.
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Amador Calls McNerney "Nothing More than a Season Ticket Holder"
October 24, 2014
Stockton CA-- Antonio C. "Tony" Amador, a challenger in the race for California's 9th Congressional District seat, slammed Obama's foreign policy as the "collapse of common sense" and said "Jerry McNerney is nothing more than a season ticket holder on the world stage."
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AMADOR HITS APPOINTMENT OF EBOLA CZAR AS SPIN CONTROL
October 21, 2014
Antonio C. 'Tony' Amador, a challenger in the race for the 9th Congressional seat, continued his call for tougher action on the Ebola crisis by President Obama and criticized Jerry McNerney's approach to the growing health care crisis as a "nothing burger"
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Senator Orrin Hatch Endorses Tony Amador
October 20, 2014
Dear Tony. Congratulations on your run for the 9th District Congressional District seat in California. I was so pleased to learn that you are working hard to represent fellow Americans on a national level. I have full confidence in your ability to make a difference by promoting solutions to the problems facing the nation.
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Feisty Tony Amador taking on moderate Jerry McNerney
October 17, 2014
Amador describes himself as a can-do leader, citing experience that ranges from being a Los Angeles police officer to serving as chief of the California Youth Authority and a U.S Marshal for the Eastern District of California. He retired from the Marshal's post in 2009.
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Congressional candidate Amador calls for tighter travel restrictions because of Ebola
October 15, 2014
STOCKTON - Congressional candidate Tony Amador released a statement this week calling on tighter travel restrictions to slow the spread of the Ebloa virus to the country.The Republican Amador is running against four-term Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, who represents the 9th Congressional District "In light of the developments in Dallas, I am also urging that the President consider and implement travel restrictions, up to and including a ban on flights from affected countries"
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McNerney, Amador Battle for Congressional District 9
October 11, 2014
Amador said McNerney could do more for the district and said he is not alone in that thinking. McNerneyhas been in office for too long with too little to show for it, Amador said "Ya Basta," he said, using a Spanish phrase that means, "That's Enough."
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Tony Amador Endorsed by Lodi Chamber of Commerce
October 1, 2014
Tony Amador received chamber backing for the 9th Congressional District over Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney. Amador supports "retaining control over our rivers and lakes and supporting pipelines that bring American oil to American consumers," the chamber said. The chamber called McNerney's voting record "anti-business" and didn't like his support of Obamacare
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Press Release
September 18, 2014
Today Antonio C. "Tony" Amador, candidate for the 9th Congressional District, issued a challenge to the incumbent Congressman, Jerry McNerney , to a minimum of three (3) debates before the General Election, which takes place on November 4, 2014.
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McNerney bill would bar federal money from Delta plan - News - recordnet.com - Stockton, CA
September 11, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, has introduced a bill to block any federal money from being used for the state's twin tunnels project.The water users who stand to benefit are expected to pay for the tunnels themselves.But the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, as it's formally known, also calls for more than $3.5 billion in federal money to pay for other parts of the plan, including the restoration of wetland habitat in the Delta.
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Amador has answers - thepress.net: Opinion
September 11, 2014
Tony Amador is my candidate to replace Jerry McNerney. Tony will work to eliminate crony capitalism and implement tax reform that keeps companies in America and creating jobs.
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Tony Amador -- Candidate U.S. House, District 9 | Politics - KCRA Home
September 9, 2014
My three decades of government experience at the local, state and federal levels make my candidacy work for everyone not just Nancy Pelosi. As a former United States' Marshall, I understand the meaning of making tough decisions.
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Jerry McNerney, Tony Amador top 9th Congressional District race - Lodinews.com: News
June 3, 2014
With all 492 precincts partially reporting as of 12:44 p.m. Friday, June 13, unofficial results show McNerney, a Democrat, with 36,979 votes, (49.4 percent). Republican Tony Amador of Lodi was second with 19,733 votes (26.4 percent).
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Tony Amador, Republican - Lodinews.com: News
May 26, 2014
As a former U.S. Marshal and Los Angeles police officer, Lodi resident Tony Amador hopes to use his law enforcement experience to reduce crime throughout the district.
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Survey: Tony Amador takes lead with conservative vote - Lodinews.com: News
May 7, 2014
According to a phone survey conducted by Dane and Associates on April 17 and 18, retired U.S. Marshal Antonio “Tony” Amador, a Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District, has taken the lead with conservative voters.
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Republicans of River City Endorse Tony Amador for Congressional District 9
April 17, 2014
Republicans of River City, the largest volunteer membership organization in the Sacramento, have endorsed Tony Amador for Congressional District 9.
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Former US Marshal Tony Amador Enters Congressional Race
March 6, 2014
Antonio C. ‘Tony’ Amador, retired United States Marshal and current chairman of the San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress’ 9th District, presently held by Congressman Jerry McNerney.
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Tony Amador does not seek Endorsements from special interest groups or individuals. He seeks the endorsement of the voters . The only people he wants to be beholden to are the voters in District 9

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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