Ornellas is a tough, principled leader who’ll focus on the real issues — jobs, economic development, infrastructure building, public safety, education, and holding government strictly accountable for the money it’s entrusted with. He’ll protect tax money and work seriously to solve problems, change the direction of California, and get our economy growing again.
As a dairy farmer and small business owner, Ornellas has seen how government is hurting job creation. He knows there are too many regulations, too much red tape, and too much bureaucratic meddling where it’s not needed. And he believes strongly that government should be encouraging business, not declaring war on it.
As a County Supervisor, Leroy Ornellas:
|Works to create local jobs by expanding enterprise zones offering tax-based incentives to businesses willing to locate or expand in the county.|
|Balances local budgets without raising taxes, while maintaining vital public services.|
|Chairs the Jail Expansion Committee where he’s working to ensure the state’s new “realignment” plan doesn’t force the early release of dangerous criminals back into local neighborhoods.|
For Ornellas, creation of a local California State University campus is a special priority, so college-bound kids will have the option of staying closer to home to keep families together.
Ornellas was elected to the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors in 2002 and chaired the 2004 and 2009 sessions. The Ornellas family has operated a dairy farm in the Tracy area since the 1930s.
Married 48 years, Ornellas and his wife, the former Jennie Deaderick, have three sons and four grandchildren. All three sons — Kevin, Mark and Matthew — are married and help manage the family’s farming operation.