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Meet the Candidates: Software developer Ron Unz on his plan for California




Ron Unz at a U.S. Senate debate at KPBS in San Diego, May 10, 2016.
Ron Unz at a U.S. Senate debate at KPBS in San Diego, May 10, 2016.
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Our series of conversations continues with the leading candidates to fill Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat.

Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez are ahead in the race, with Ron Unz, Duf Sundheim and Tom Del Beccaro following. Last week, Sundheim gave his positions on everything from water management to immigration reform. On deck today is software developer, Ron Unz.

Unz has touted his non-political background as a plus, giving him the freedom to speak his mind without the same allegiances as his contenders.

On the issues, he has written extensively about immigration. His most notable plight has been an English-only program in schools as a way to assimilate Spanish-speaking children to the U.S. Unz has also written about the downfalls of immigration, noting it as a cause of over-population, overextending the country’s natural resources.

Unz’s positions also include raising the nationwide minimum wage to $12 an hour, using existing federal funding to cut college tuition costs and opposing affirmative action.

Larry Mantle speaks with Unz today about his plans for the state and how being a businessman would impact his role in the Senate.

Guest:

Ron Unz, U.S. Senate Candidate