Nash, Brian

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(517) 755-0664
Analytics Consultant
MBA/MS Business Analytics Indiana University
Biographical Info:
I'm running for office because my opponent, Kelly Seyarto, sits on enough fences to have splinters in his sphincter. This is a man that has chosen to take no position whatsoever on a wide variety of issues, including January 6th, DREAMers, and abortion. While I have literally zero expectation that this organization will endorse me, I find it worthwhile to let you know that Kelly Seyarto isn't going to help your causes.


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) -* This question is worded in a misleading and intentionally deceptive fashion. Prop 1, 2022 is not about "codify(ing) abortion until birth". This is the exact text: SEC. 1.1. The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions, which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraceptives. This section is intended to further the constitutional right to privacy guaranteed by Section 1, and the constitutional right to not be denied equal protection guaranteed by Section 7. Nothing herein narrows or limits the right to privacy or equal protection.
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) Y* Statistics show that additional training on cultural differences can play a vital role in improving patient outcomes. A relevant study:
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? Y* Yes. Im not exactly sure why an organization whose mission is “Advancing God’s Design for Life, Family, & Liberty through California’s Church, Capitol, & Culture” give a damn about ammunition, but I'm guessing there are some "separation of church and state" issues that might need to be addressed with the IRS and California's Franchise Tax Board.
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? -* Don't be fucking stupid. Critical Race Theory isn't a catch-all phrase for anything that scares the shittiest white people on the planet, like you. It's an actual, college level course, attended by law professionals.
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? -* Yes.
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* Proofread your shit. These services should be provided in line with other services within their respective plans. However, I'm 100% for California's "CalCare For All" concept. And yes, I believe this should be covered as part of that plan.
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) Y* Fortunately, plenty of 15 year olds have enough common sense to protect themselves from COVID. They should not be penalized because their parents are unwilling to do the same. I stand by my previous comment. How the fuck does this question fit into the description that California Family Council is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is “Advancing God’s Design for Life, Family, & Liberty through California’s Church, Capitol, & Culture.” I'll keep y'all in mind if/when I get elected.
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) Y* Sex work is work. Given the church's role in child molestation and prostitution cases, I can only assume that your people would be greatly excited to move away from kids, towards professionals.
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) Y* I'll actually give this a genuine response, though I don't think you care. This sounds like you're giving drug users freedom to use drugs. I get that sounds terrible. However, they're going to use anyway. By offering them safe places to use, you can reduce blight, reduce overdose risks, and assure that they have access to clean needles, which decreases risk for infection. ALL of these things are positive for our communities. It saves money, saves lives, and improves our streets. If you TRULY care about the welfare of those suffering from addiction, you would see this as a first step towards getting clean, and not as a threat. But again, I don't think you care.
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) Y* Cannabis is less damaging to the individual than alcohol by a significant factor. We don't test for alcohol (outside of actual DUI testing), so why worry about cannabis? Note: I am not a cannabis user. I just see no reason to harm those that do responsibly.
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) Y* A segment of our population could greatly use this assistance as part of a comprehensive mental health care plan, I am not opposed to this being a part of a California state health care plan.
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) Y* I truly don't know why you care about this, given that California Family Council is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is “Advancing God’s Design for Life, Family, & Liberty through California’s Church, Capitol, & Culture.” Oh yeah, you're a bullshit right-wing organization trying to push a bastardized variant of Christianity on a society that's sick of your shit.