Dear Neighbor:

Are you tired of a Government that is too big? Do we need a Federal Department of Education when our educational decisions are best made at the local level? Do we need The Environmental Protection Agency, a thorn in the side of business's attempting to create jobs in an ever challenging world?

I have embarked on this campaign for Congress because our Constitutional rights are under attack. These attacks are against Religious Freedom, the Right to Bear Arms and weakening the Defense Budget at a time when we should be wary of others seeking to destroy us.

The incumbent Congressman in our District has been an ineffective voice in Washington, D. C. He has been a partisan, marching to the tune of his party rather than representing the constituents of the 9th Congressional District.

Unlike the incumbent I have a lifetime of experience that will better serve the 9th Congressional District. The incumbent's lockstep votes on destructive policies like The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and his broken promises on delivering a Veterans Hospital for those who served and suffered for our Country are clear signals that his interests lie elsewhere.

I look forward to meeting you and the other 9th Congressional District Constituents during the course of my campaign. Please feel free to contact me. My campaign will be about representing the voters of the 9th as an Independent Voice.

I am proud to have your vote, and I appreciate any help you might offer to my campaign effort!

Yours for a better 9th Congressional District,

Retired U.S. Marshal Antonio C. 'Tony' Amador was born and raised in Murray, Utah. His parents were "immigrants" from Mexico, seeking a better life in the United States. Tonys' mother fled the revolution in Mexico with her father at the age of 11.

Tony was raised in Murray, Utah, number 12 of 14 brothers and sisters. He graduated from Point Loma High School in San Diego, CA.

While raising 4 daughters with his wife Evelia, Tony was able to rise to the Presidency of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, where he was instrumental in the passage of the Police Officers Bill of Rights, a law guaranteeing 'procedural due process' for the police officers of LAPD. As president of the LAPPL Tony negotiated the first and successor contracts between the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Officers. Tony served nearly 13 years with LAPD.

Tony then went on to serve three governors of California in Administrative positions to include The Narcotic Addict Evaluation and Youthful Offender Parole Boards. He also served as the Director of the California Youth Authority and Deputy Director of the Employment Development Dept. under Governor George Deukmejian.

During this period he attended and graduated from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

President George H. W. Bush then appointed Tony as a member of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board, where he served in Washington, D.C. for 7 years.

Upon his return to California, he was appointed to the Ca. Public Employment Relations Board adjudicating personnel actions between state employees and state government agencies.

He was then appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Marshal for the Eastern District of California, a District that stretches from the Oregon border to Bakersfield and from Vallejo to the Nevada State border. He retired as the U.S. Marshal in October 2009.

Tony was the former Junior Olympic softball Commissioner, with extensive experience in coaching fast-pitch girl's travel and high school softball teams. He is active in Rotary Club (Lodi), President of the Mexican American Lions Club and active as an officer in his church's Knights of Columbus organization.

Tony resides in Lodi with his wife and spends time with his 4 daughters and 15 grandchildren.

Amador Calls McNerney "Nothing More than a Season Ticket Holder"
October 24, 2014
Stockton CA-- Antonio C. "Tony" Amador, a challenger in the race for California's 9th Congressional District seat, slammed Obama's foreign policy as the "collapse of common sense" and said "Jerry McNerney is nothing more than a season ticket holder on the world stage."
October 21, 2014
Antonio C. 'Tony' Amador, a challenger in the race for the 9th Congressional seat, continued his call for tougher action on the Ebola crisis by President Obama and criticized Jerry McNerney's approach to the growing health care crisis as a "nothing burger"
Senator Orrin Hatch Endorses Tony Amador
October 20, 2014
Dear Tony. Congratulations on your run for the 9th District Congressional District seat in California. I was so pleased to learn that you are working hard to represent fellow Americans on a national level. I have full confidence in your ability to make a difference by promoting solutions to the problems facing the nation.
Feisty Tony Amador taking on moderate Jerry McNerney
October 17, 2014
Amador describes himself as a can-do leader, citing experience that ranges from being a Los Angeles police officer to serving as chief of the California Youth Authority and a U.S Marshal for the Eastern District of California. He retired from the Marshal's post in 2009.
Congressional candidate Amador calls for tighter travel restrictions because of Ebola
October 15, 2014
STOCKTON - Congressional candidate Tony Amador released a statement this week calling on tighter travel restrictions to slow the spread of the Ebloa virus to the country.The Republican Amador is running against four-term Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, who represents the 9th Congressional District "In light of the developments in Dallas, I am also urging that the President consider and implement travel restrictions, up to and including a ban on flights from affected countries"
McNerney, Amador Battle for Congressional District 9
October 11, 2014
Amador said McNerney could do more for the district and said he is not alone in that thinking. McNerneyhas been in office for too long with too little to show for it, Amador said "Ya Basta," he said, using a Spanish phrase that means, "That's Enough."
Tony Amador Endorsed by Lodi Chamber of Commerce
October 1, 2014
Tony Amador received chamber backing for the 9th Congressional District over Democratic incumbent Jerry McNerney. Amador supports "retaining control over our rivers and lakes and supporting pipelines that bring American oil to American consumers," the chamber said. The chamber called McNerney's voting record "anti-business" and didn't like his support of Obamacare
Press Release
September 18, 2014
Today Antonio C. "Tony" Amador, candidate for the 9th Congressional District, issued a challenge to the incumbent Congressman, Jerry McNerney , to a minimum of three (3) debates before the General Election, which takes place on November 4, 2014.
McNerney bill would bar federal money from Delta plan - News - - Stockton, CA
September 11, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, has introduced a bill to block any federal money from being used for the state's twin tunnels project.The water users who stand to benefit are expected to pay for the tunnels themselves.But the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, as it's formally known, also calls for more than $3.5 billion in federal money to pay for other parts of the plan, including the restoration of wetland habitat in the Delta.
Amador has answers - Opinion
September 11, 2014
Tony Amador is my candidate to replace Jerry McNerney. Tony will work to eliminate crony capitalism and implement tax reform that keeps companies in America and creating jobs.
Tony Amador -- Candidate U.S. House, District 9 | Politics - KCRA Home
September 9, 2014
My three decades of government experience at the local, state and federal levels make my candidacy work for everyone not just Nancy Pelosi. As a former United States' Marshall, I understand the meaning of making tough decisions.
Jerry McNerney, Tony Amador top 9th Congressional District race - News
June 3, 2014
With all 492 precincts partially reporting as of 12:44 p.m. Friday, June 13, unofficial results show McNerney, a Democrat, with 36,979 votes, (49.4 percent). Republican Tony Amador of Lodi was second with 19,733 votes (26.4 percent).
Tony Amador, Republican - News
May 26, 2014
As a former U.S. Marshal and Los Angeles police officer, Lodi resident Tony Amador hopes to use his law enforcement experience to reduce crime throughout the district.
Survey: Tony Amador takes lead with conservative vote - News
May 7, 2014
According to a phone survey conducted by Dane and Associates on April 17 and 18, retired U.S. Marshal Antonio “Tony” Amador, a Republican candidate for the 9th Congressional District, has taken the lead with conservative voters.
Republicans of River City Endorse Tony Amador for Congressional District 9
April 17, 2014
Republicans of River City, the largest volunteer membership organization in the Sacramento, have endorsed Tony Amador for Congressional District 9.
Former US Marshal Tony Amador Enters Congressional Race
March 6, 2014
Antonio C. ‘Tony’ Amador, retired United States Marshal and current chairman of the San Joaquin County Republican Central Committee has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress’ 9th District, presently held by Congressman Jerry McNerney.
Dana Rohrabacher, U.S Congressman
Doug LaMalfa, U.S Congressman
Doug Ose, Former U.S Congressman
Ken Vogel - San Joaquin County Supervisor
Mark Crews - Galt City Councilman
Mike Singleton - Vice Mayor City of Galt
Carol Trujillo Hadley - Past President, California Federated of Republican Women
Bill Berryhill - Former Member of the State Assembly
Jack Sieglock - Former San Joaquin County Supervisor
Robert Cervantes - Brigadier General, Retired
Tom Sawyer, Retired Sherriff
Gus Aliferis
Paul Anderson
Ruben Becerra
Gary Benincasa
Nick Bokides
Mark Bourget
Carl Burton
Angel & Marta Carrera
Maria Cervantes
Mark Chandler
Sgt. Andrew Cruz
Steve Delgado
Miguel Escobedo
Nick Felton
Jerry Frye
Michelle Garcia
Linda Garcia
John Garcia
Frank Gayalldo
Tom Gomez
Steve Granlees
Agustin Gutierrez
Justin Hallstrom
Amir Hamidi
Angelo Haro
Fred & Grace Hildebrand
Jerry Hugo
Phil Lenser
Dave Logorio
Manual Luna
Dee Mayfield
John McDonald
Paul Mertz
Antonio Morales
David Ochoa
Antonio Pasos
John Pena
Jose Rodriguez
Juan Rubalcava
Dave Sanchez
Job & Elena Sanchez
Epi Saueseda
Linda Silverman
Mike Smith
Susan Vander Schaaf
Selso Vargas
Don Vigil
Betty Wilson
Chuck Winn
Frank C. Alegre
Samuel Ybarra
Ruben and Blanca Marquez
Bob Lent
Steve Colangelo
Mary Park
Brad Goehring
Brian Kanegawa
Tim Goruslowski
Pete Sysak
Tony Barone
Col. Steve Spatola, Retired
Irenemarie Castillo
Robert Lawson
Maria Herrera
Miguel's Restaurant
John Flores

Unemployment remains high and discouraged people have dropped out of the job market. We need EFFECTIVE leadership to stop the downward slide. Empty promises and high taxes do not create jobs.

It is a fact that a high school graduate earns $10,000.00 more than a drop-out. Teachers should teach, unions should bargain for wages and working conditions, not class size and the color of the school.

Three lies: you can keep your doctor, you can keep your insurance, and you will save $2,500 per family. Health care is the law, but it is broken. Tony will work to fix it.

The broken promise of siting a veterans hospital requires a representative that is effective. Tony will follow-thru. This is not a partisan issue, it is a debt we owe to our ‘Vets’. Build it A.S.A.P.

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Wednesday, October 8 to Tuesday, November 4
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