Last updated on: 5/2/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

George C. Runner Biography

Title:
California State Senator, Senate District 17 (R-Antelope Valley)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“A better solution is to support hospice care and ensure people have access to medications and pain management. Even, studies have shown that when pain management and proper care are taken care of, suicidal desires almost always disappear.

California should not rush to the conclusion that assisted-suicide is the best solution but we should continue to support proposals to increase access to pain management and hospice care, which are truly the most compassionate way.”

(“Physician-Assisted Suicide,” Senator Runner’s Week in Review, February 3, 2006)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • California State Senator, District 17 (R-Antelope Valley)
  • Vice Chair, Senate Health Committee
  • Former State Assemblyman, 1996-2002
  • Former Councilman, Vice Mayor, and Mayor, City of Lancaster
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board, Desert Christian Schools
  • Member, Lancaster Rotary
  • Legislator of the Year, California Aerospace Technology Association
  • Legislator of the Year, Community College Association
  • Outstanding Legislator of the Year, CA State Sheriff’s Association
  • Legislator of the Year, Regional Boys & Girls Club of America
  • Legislator of the Year, California Redevelopment Association
  • Legislator of the Year, California State University
  • Legislator of the Year, League of California Cities
  • Legislator of the Year, Council of College & Military Educators
  • Legislator of the Year, CA Network of Educational Charters
Education:
  • Graduate Certificate, Management, Azusa Pacific University
  • BS, Business Management, University of Redlands
Other:
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