Guerrero, Jack

Meet the Candidate

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(323) 821-2670
Certified Public Accountant, Economist
Stanford University (BA, Economics), Harvard University (MBA)
Biographical Info:
Jack Guerrero brings a unique combination of public and private sector experience, with a quintessential American story. Jack’s experience as Mayor, City Councilmember, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Stanford economics graduate, Harvard MBA, Bank Vice President, Treasury professional, auditor of municipalities and government agencies, investment banker, and M&A due diligence advisor to Fortune 500 companies (with professional stints in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, and Zurich) – establishes him as the candidate with BOTH Treasury experience AND a public service record of fighting for taxpayers and working people. Jack is the son of hard-working Mexican immigrant parents -- farmworkers and later, factory workers who settled in Los Angeles. Jack was raised in a tough neighborhood in southeast Los Angeles County, surrounded by poverty, gangs, and decrepit public schools. As a young boy, Jack was determined to escape poverty, obtain a quality university education, and seek a better life for himself and his family. At the age of 15, Jack enrolled at university to supplement his high school education, and subsequently graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Business School. Jack is a proud American patriot, forever grateful to our country for the educational opportunities conferred on him, and dedicated to expanding similar opportunities for others. Jack serves on numerous Boards for public agencies and non-profit organizations, and is active in scholarship and university recruitment efforts in underprivileged communities.
California’s financial crisis is the consequence of severe mismanagement and poor leadership by reckless politicians. Our credit rating ranks near the bottom with only six states in a worse predicament (including Illinois which is just about to fall apart for the same trajectory of mismanagement now afflicting California). Our reliance on debt is greater than ever, with higher interest payments both in absolute dollars and as share of the state’s budget. Our debt-to-GDP ratio now approximates the levels experienced by peripheral Euro-zone countries which just 10 years ago faced austerity measures and near collapse. Unfunded pension liabilities now exceed a staggering $1 trillion, presenting the single greatest threat to the long-term financial stability of the state. Our business climate is the worst in the country, with excessive taxation, crippling fees, and burdensome regulations destroying jobs and livelihoods and contributing to unprecedented levels of migration from California to more favorable states. The list goes on… As Mayor and Council Member of a working class community in southeast Los Angeles County (where nearly one-third of my constituents live in poverty), I have observed first-hand the pernicious effects of failed policies by state government. Like most of my hard-working residents, I have had enough! I believe the time has come for an independent watchdog (free from the single-party political apparatus of Sacramento) to serve as a check and balance on a state government run amok. I feel called in this moment to step forward as the candidate of the people, to restore public trust, and to advocate for policies that place citizens first.


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* As a Roman Catholic who believes in the dignity of human life at all stages (from conception to natural death), I oppose the radical agenda of Proposition 1 which would legalize taxpayer-funded abortion on demand to the moment of birth for any reason or no reason at all.
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? N
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