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Support Our IE PAC and Your Dealer Friendly Candidates

At California New Car Dealers Association part of our mission is to support pro-dealer candidates that can effect positive change statewide for our industry and members.

Our CNCDA Independent Expenditure PAC provides an important way for new car dealers to raise funds to DIRECTLY support dealer-friendly candidates through expenditures we control. 

Additionally, our IE PAC allows for UNLIMITED contributions from our dealers and associates which means even more good work on behalf of dealers.

Which level will YOU support at: $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 or another amount?
Click here to donate now.

Remember, your unlimited contribution will be noted and recognized by your auto industry peers and will help candidates like the ones listed below and others in key races, advocate on your behalf and for new car dealers across the state.

Candidates like…

Roger Niello (running for CA State Senate, District 6)

In 1974, Roger joined his family business, the Niello Auto Group, and spent the next 25 years running retail car dealerships with his family partners. He served as the Niello Auto Group’s corporate Chief Financial Officer and was president and general manager of several of the group’s franchises. The Niello family has served Northern California for 100 years. 

Most importantly, Roger’s track record, experience, and knowledge will serve him as an effective legislator for his community and advocate for our industry. He deeply understands the issues facing new car dealers around the state and will be able to deliver on solutions to help our members continue to grow their businesses and thrive.

Dr. Jasmeet Bains (running for CA Assembly, District 35)

Growing up, Dr. Jasmeet Bains watched her father work his way to owning a successful car dealership. She spent many years learning the accounting, sales, and financing sides of the business, and to this day she is proud to continue a management role in the family business, Turlock Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Ram. 

Though she decided to pursue a career in medicine, Dr. Bains has always believed we need a thriving and robust economic community to be truly healthy. She decided to take her experiences helping to run her family’s car dealership and as a frontline doctor and run as a moderate Democrat for State Assembly representing Kern County.

Matt Gunderson (running for CA State Senate, District 38)

Matt Gunderson is running for the 38th State Senate District in southern California, which is an extremely competitive seat that includes South Orange County and North San Diego County.

In 2000 Matt secured the open point for Infiniti of Mission Viejo. He subsequently secured two additional open points: Audi of Mission Viejo and Volvo Cars Mission Viejo. These three businesses created over 185 local jobs in our industry in Orange County. Matt’s strong business skills and professional integrity earned him appointments to the Audi National Dealer Advisory Board and the Infiniti Dealer Council, where he served as Council Chairman for three years.

The CNCDA IE PAC expands your influence beyond just your own legislative district. It directs money to candidates, like the three dealers highlighted above, who back your issues and need our support. It is an incredibly valuable for CNCDA members to have allies in Sacramento that have personal and professional experience in the new car industry.

We know we can count on dealers like you who see the BIGGER picture now and down the road to create a dealer-friendly business climate in California. We appreciate contributions to our IE PAC at whatever level you can afford. You donation today will make a critical difference this November!


If you have any questions about the CNCDA IE PAC, or our support for dealer friendly candidates, please contact CNCDA President Brian Maas at

2021 Economic Impact Report

Sample Employment Arbitration Agreement

This sample employment arbitration agreement (available in English and Spanish language) has been developed by Fine, Boggs, & Perkins for CNCDA members. It is current as of May 9, 2022. Consult competent counsel prior to implementing any changes to your dealership’s employment policies or practices.

Electronic Contracting White Paper

CNCDA commissioned a legal white paper by preeminent experts at the Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP law firm on the use of e-signatures for vehicle sales and lease contracts in California. The chief author of the memo – Donald Verrilli – is one of the nation’s premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates. He served as Solicitor General of the United States from June 2011 to June 2016 for the Obama Administration. 

The white paper unambiguously concludes that “the use of electronic signatures and records in connection with the sale and leasing of automobiles is lawful in California.” You can download it by clicking on “Download PDF” above.

The white paper’s conclusion is supported by recent statements by the California DMV Director on the use of electronic signatures for vehicle purchases. Following the DMV’s approval of electronic submission of odometer statements, Director Gordan proclaimed: “Buyers can now complete their purchase from anywhere – no ink or paper required.” Click here to read more.

CNCDA understands that some dealers are hesitant to adopt the use of electronic signatures for vehicle sales and lease transactions, as such transactions are not expressly authorized by the California Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (CalUETA). CNCDA sought to provide clarity on this issue by introducing legislation to amend CalUETA in 2021. However, our bill was blocked by trial attorneys and other special interest groups, who sought to use our bill as leverage to impose additional onerous restrictions on dealers. 

If you have hesitated to adopt the use of electronic signatures at your dealership, please review the attached white paper with your counsel, as we believe it provides a strong basis to move forward with a fully electronicprocess at your dealership. 

2019 May Legal Update

2019 March Legal Update

2018 July Regulatory Update

Members: Support CNCDA’s IE PAC and help us raise funds to DIRECTLY support dealer-friendly candidates today!

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