Candidate Profile
James Brian Griffin

Republican , California


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Wendy Gute, Coby Myers-Griffin, Dale Leiter, Rhonda Buchanan, Jen & Brian Griffin, Laura Wilson


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.


I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion should not be allowed except in cases where the Mothers life is in danger of having the baby and rare cases of unwanted pregnancies as the result of rape or incest where unwilling sexual relations resulted in a pregnancy to the victim.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.


Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Make sure that everyone who earns a paycheck continue to pay and make sure our National Social Security Account was funded even if it required an annual additional assessment to make sure benefits would continue to be provided for all who are receiving SS benefits.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Excessive Relief Aid to Foreign Countries in manpower, materials and labor. Excessive Military Aid /Arms to Foreign Countries Global Warming Research and other Research projects that are excessive and do not contribute to the welfare of our nation and the people that our government serves. Space Programs and Redundancy in all areas of State Federal Government, eliminating government waste.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?


Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.


What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The Government is separate from the Church. Freedom of Religion.


It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

I would promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all through a % of Income factor making healthcare affordable to all based on what you can pay which would be a % of monthly income factor that would be affordable to all. Much like car insurance or home insurance.

National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

I believe the United States needs to make sure we continue to investigate all those who seek to become immigrants in the USA and protect our borders against those who enter our borders illegally. We must continue to be vigilant maintaining a strong military, Airport Security, Police Force and place continue to manage gun controls. We must insure that all guns that are purchased are purchased legally and only by those who pass a background and criminal check. We all have to be vigilant in this matter and be diligent in reporting any suspicious activity in our neighborhoods, churches, cities, workplaces, schools and places of gathering where we all know that at any time acts of terrorism can take place as we have witnessed since 9/11 and has taken place far too many times on American Soil over the past several years and to this date.


I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

Anyone should be allowed to immigrate to the United States if they do it legally, abide by the laws, understand our system of government, take oath to protect the Constitution, defend our country as a Citizen and learn our Language.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.


I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian in my faith and believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I believe the Holy Bible speaks the truth and provides guidance in direction on how to live. I value and respect the freedom of Religion in our country and embrace and understand those who have differences of religious beliefs. I feel that no one should be forced to follow a religion they do not believe in. Also known as Freedom of Religion. I do my best to follow "the Golden Rule" which is to treat others as you wish to be treated.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Most people who know me will agree that I am conservative when it comes to a wide range of issues economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration. I believe we should seek to continue to negotiate trade deals with foreign nations that serve the best interests of our nation and that we should strive to help nations if called upon in times of social injustice with limits to foreign aid.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.


Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am a native of Southern California. A baby boomer born in 1955. My experience in a wide range of jobs from youth to present will be an asset for serving the people I represent in the district. I am a Republican candidate in the 48th District House of Representative in Orange County, CA. I am married, have 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren and am a homeowner in the District I am running for office in. I am dedicated to serve my country and feel that my leadership, morals and values for doing the right thing always will be a great asset to the people who live in the 48th District.

Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

License and Background Checks to all gun owners. I am not in favor of banning automatic weapons for registered gun owners due to the fact that criminals and unregistered gun owners buy automatic weapons illegally. I fully support the 2nd Amendment with limitations on numbers of guns that should be allowed per citizen.

Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.


I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.


The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Homelessness Aid and Shelters Immigration Border Security Affordable Health Care reform to lower rates to all

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes any form of racism should not be tolerated. Every citizen of the USA regardless of race color creed deserves to feel safe in our country as a citizen and legal immigrant


  • California State University, Los Angeles, BS, 1977
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Opisbo, 1976
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, 1975
Work & Military
  • JBGMG, Owner, 20
  • Porter and Griffin, Sales, 8
  • GRG, Partner, 4
  • Sunset Beach Magazine, Publisher, 9
  • South Pasadena San Marino Jaycees, President
  • Pasadena Jaycees, Board Member
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, President
  • Bobby Griffin Memorial Art Award, Trustee
  • California School Employees Association, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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