Massaquoi, Siaka

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Assembly
Political Affiliation:
Biographical Info:
As a first-generation American, born to an immigrant single mother, I understand the value of respecting our founding liberties and the importance of instituting common sense policies for our communities. I understand the value of safety, parental rights, freedom of choice, lower taxes, and all workers as essential. California’s quality of life and once rich job opportunity landscape have been on a downward trajectory for decades. However, the policies of the one-party rule have dramatically made matters worse, and you don’t have to look far to see the results for yourself. Violent crime is up by 86%, homicides up 46%, and homelessness is up by 20%, despite spending billions on the issue, California leads the nation with the highest gas prices and taxes as well. It’s time to turn California around, my sole purpose is to give the California citizen what has been deprived to them for far too long- a fighting chance at the California dream.
I feel we have lost our values, at home and our communities. I believe there is a spark. There is a calling to return to our core values as Americans and as a people, b/c our career politicians have shown a total disregard for the common everyday American who is struggling to make sure the bills are paid. I believe in our founding father’s goal of a representative government which seems to have lost its way, and that we have reached a point where we must take action and be a force for change for those who feel they have no representation.


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? N
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? N* No, to teaching kids how to be racist and rewarding them for it.
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