John Renison of Coronado today announced his candidacy for California state Senate. The Republican will square off against Democrat Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) in the 39th Senate District. The incumbent, Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego), has dropped out of the race.
An entrepreneur and family man, the start-up whiz revolutionized shipping with Piggyback Technologies. Piggyback connects people to goods by combining crowd-shipping technology with traditional courier based model services. In just seven months, the service has spread to five cities.
“Government needs to step aside and let businesses thrive in California,” said Renison, 39. “Business regulations, plus a crushing tax burden, place incredible strain on our working families. I plan to lead the 39th California Senate District toward prosperity by upholding free-market values and block job-killing bills that force companies, like Carl’s Jr., to flee our state.”
Alongside Piggyback, Renison has served as CEO for the past 20 years with Britton Customhouse Brokers, Inc., a U.S. Customs brokerage and logistics service provider, and GFT Freight. Bilingual in Spanish, he proudly served and was honorably discharged from the California State Military Reserve. He was also involved with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol and Californians for Drug Free Youth.
Renison lives in Coronado with his wife, Renata, and two daughters. They belong to Sacred Heart Church, where his children also attend school.
The 39th Senate District includes most of the city of San Diego, stretching along the coastline to Del Mar and pushing out to the I-15 corridor. Current voter registration pegs the district at nearly 37 percent Democratic and 28 percent Republican leaving nearly 30 percent undeclared.