Manvel, Y. Marie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Equalization
Political Affiliation:
Why I'm Running: The State Board of Equalization presides over property taxes, gasoline taxes, business taxes, and sales taxes just to name a few. For years, politicians have been adding on taxes and more taxes, taking advantage of small businesses and individuals with multiple taxation. Your salary is taxed, and then you pay with your AFTER tax dollars, another tax for your purchases. Then the businesses who take your after tax money are also taxed, pay their employees and they are taxed. Is that fair? As an experienced business owner. I understand the struggle. Do you know what the biggest business expense is? It’s taxes! Business taxes are a small business owner's largest expense! Older Americans with a fixed income, are first taxed on their SSI and then pay taxes again for what they buy and again on their property taxes that continue to increase. I am committed to decreasing the tax burden for all of my constituents, especially in these uncertain economic times. I will be your INDEPENDENT voice.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) N
2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) N
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? Y* only because we don't want terrorists or mentally ill people buying amo, right?
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? N
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? N
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) N
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) N
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) N
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) N
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) N
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) N
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) N