Tardif, Mike

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Assembly
Political Affiliation:
(714) 305-3388
Small Business Owner
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - California State University Fullerton
Biographical Info:
Mike Tardif is a native Californian - his family’s roots go back 100 years in Orange County. Mike and his wife Mercedes are long time Santa Ana residents - where they raised their 3 daughters who now have families of their own. Mike attended parochial elementary school and Mater Dei High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from California State University, Fullerton. Mike owns and operates, along with 2 of his daughters, Tardif Sheet Metal - a Santa Ana metal fabricating and contracting business. Mike is active serving with church, school, community and business organizations. He has been appointed to and served on the Santa Ana Community Development and Historic Resources Commissions - and has been a member of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He has served the Sheet Metal Contractors Association on the local, state and national levels. Mike is active politically with friends on both sides of the aisle. He is a strong advocate for charter schools and school choice. He has spoken to the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Santa Ana City Council in support of charter schools.
As an Assembly member I will fight to: Stop the Gas Tax: Inflation is Out of Control. The Democrat Legislature increase taxes and champions their big government socialist agenda. Democrat misguided policies have made groceries, gas, energy, medical care, water, and housing less available and unaffordable. Our residents have less resources and money to care for their families. Protect Parents Rights: Families should not be held hostage to District public school boundaries. Families in Santa Ana, Orange, and Anaheim need educational options; including District Schools, Public Charter Schools, Homeschooling and Online Learning. Parents’ Rights must be protected, they know what is best for their Children’s Education. Fund Safe Neighborhoods: Our criminal justice system is forced to put criminals above families and businesses. Safe neighborhoods require funding law enforcement and working with them for accountability to our communities.


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
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