Beaumont City Councilman Lloyd White today announced his candidacy to succeed Republican Senator Mike Morrell in the conservative 23rd State Senate District (which includes large portions of both Riverside and San Bernardino counties). Senator Morrell is term limited and cannot run for re-election in 2020.
“Politicians at the State Capitol have let us down,” declared White. “Sacramento has wasted billions of dollars on excessive public employee pensions and ill-advised projects like the failed high-speed rail. Legislators have increased housing costs and made home ownership unaffordable for more and more California families. Although California is already one of the most expensive states, they want to raise our taxes even higher. The hard-working people of the Inland Empire are saying it’s time to get government spending under control and stop raising our taxes!”
White is best known for cleaning up city government in Beaumont. The corruption exposed by White and his supporters resulted in multiple felony convictions and financial restitution for city taxpayers. Today, Beaumont is a thriving and financially well managed community. Civic services have been increased, while achieving multiple balanced budgets. White’s pro-growth policies have drawn a major Amazon facility, created more than a thousand new jobs, and made substantial improvements to local infrastructure.
“I’m running for State Senate to reform wasteful government at the state level and restore the promise of the California Dream,” said White. “As our Senator, I will fight to lower the costs of home building so that more Californians can afford to own their home. I’ll support tax cuts to help our small businesses and middle-class families make ends meet. I will work for common sense pension reforms to reduce the government debt that threatens so many of our local communities.
“Protecting public safety is another of my top priorities,” continued White. “Governor Newsom has already broken his promise to crime victims on the issue of capital punishment. As our next Senator, I’ll work for legislation to uphold the will of the people and enforce California’s death penalty law against murderers.
I will also support the repeal of California’s ill-advised Sanctuary State law which is making it more difficult for local police officers and deputy sheriffs to protect our families from violent gang members.”
White is known as an experienced and effective leader in the Inland Empire. He was elected to the Beaumont City Council in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. He also serves on the Riverside County Transportation Commission.
“I offer a proven track record as a Citizen Tax Fighter who took on City Hall and won,” declared White. “I will bring this same dedication and focused leadership to the State Capitol as our next Senator.”
An active community volunteer, Lloyd served on the Beaumont PTA Executive Board and on both the Beaumont Unified School District’s Budget Review and Technology Planning committees. Lloyd and his wife Marti have been married since 1987, and are blessed with two children. As a proud parent, he has been involved with local Cub Scouts and the Pass Area Swim Team.
Professionally, Lloyd works as a Software Developer with ESRI, a global market leader in geographic information systems and one of the largest employers in the city of Redlands. Lloyd is a 21-year employee and an integral part of ESRI’s Business Intelligence Team. He received his Undergraduate degree in Economics at UCLA in 1994, and later earned his Master’s Degree at the University of Redlands School of Business in 2004.