Governor’s Suspension of the Death Penalty


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Sacramento, California State Assembly , Wednesday , March 13, 2019____  Assemblyman Obernolte (R-Hesperia) released the following statement on Governor Newsom’s executive order to suspend the death penalty.

“It is inexcusable that Governor Newsom has chosen to overrule the will of the people with just a stroke of his pen. The governor is clearly abusing his authority with this executive order.


“Just over two years ago, California voters rejected Proposition 62, which would have repealed the death penalty. Instead they approved Proposition 66, which streamlined the appeals process to speed up executions. Californians have made their voices heard on this issue, and the governor should honor the democratic process by enforcing their clearly-expressed wishes, not thwarting them.”



ASSEMBLY youtube.jpg     Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.