KEVIN KILEY was a featured speaker at the Gold Nugget Republican Women's meeting at the new outdoor dining area at Golden West in Loyalton May 18th.
Kiley earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his master's in secondary education from Loyola Marymount University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher and an adjunct professor.
Kevin Kiley was elected to the California State Assembly in 2016 and has been reelected twice. In the 2020 election, he received more votes than any Republican in California history.
Each year in the Legislature, Kevin has declined the per diem allowance, giving up $40,000 in income annually. He also declined a pay raise granted to the Governor and Legislature in 2021.
Kevin told about his endorsement by former President Donald Trump, calling him “gracious enough” to meet after nine holes of golf and how they “hit it off.” Kevin read the President’s statement which called him a “conservative champion.”
He told the audience of his fights with Governor Gavin Newsom, including over the gas tax, the State of Emergency and the October 2020 trial where he won and the Recall when Newsom “pulled out all the stops” spending $70 million and telling how “battles have gotten bigger and bigger and worse and worse.”
He told how everything that’s gone wrong in California is going national all by design. He called California a warning to the nation and vowed to “fight Biden and Pelosi just as hard as I’ve fought Newsom.”
Under question by CTL assistant manager on illegal immigrants and forestry being the front end of fires, Kevin stated illegals should be deported immediately with the State Sanctuary bill. On forestry, he told how the budget has tripled in three years. “We sacrifice the most and get the least in return,” he stated. He talked in favor of the forest being properly managed, ladder fuels and brush cleared. He told how the State had done a tiny fraction of what needs to be done and how it’s lied. He was in favor of higher priorities and reducing regulations and called it a failure by both State and federal government. “Timber harvest plans don’t pencil out,” he said. He cited the Creek Fire near Shaver Lake and the Caldor Fire in El Dorado County where Fire Safe areas were spared.
Kevin talked in favor of biomass and how it lowers fire risk.
CTL Forest Management Manager Jeff Holland told how he is trying to rebuild cutting lumber and how the local area is not part of bioRAM. “The politics of bioRAM needs to stop,” he told the Assemblyman.
Jeff was also worried about vaccines for his grandkids. In answer, Kevin told how a “truly stunning radical proposition” to mandate every student be vaccinated had died.
Asked about the belief your vote doesn’t count and voter fraud, Kevin agreed since the recall rules changed in the middle of the recall and the new $35 million voter education contract was illegally given with no bid but stated “a lot of legislation is underway.” Fix California, election integrity, poll watchers and strike teams all have safeguards in place, he said, to give peace of mind.