APPLE VALLEY, CA – Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith issued the following statement on the failure of AB 1400, which would have created a government-run healthcare system.  

“I am encouraged that AB 1400 was killed in the Assembly earlier today. This outrageous bill would have created a government-run healthcare system that would eliminate private healthcare plans and require the largest tax increase in California’s history. This is a major win for California’s families, taxpayers, and small businesses.”

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Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith (R-Apple Valley) is a retired small business owner and a longtime advocate for California’s taxpayers. He is the former three-term mayor of Hesperia. Smitty and his wife, Margaret, have been residents of the 33rd Assembly District for over 32 years, where they raised their two children together. Learn more about Smitty at: