Introduction

This is an enormously important election at a critical time. That’s why it’s so important that you get to know the candidates before you make a choice. It’s easy to point fingers and declare what you’re against. I’m going to tell you what I’m for, where I want to lead the 8th District, and exactly how we’re going to get there.

As you read more about my plans for our district, I’m confident that you’ll find a candidate for whom you’ll be proud to cast your vote. In the simplest terms, I’m dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for everyone in the 8th District, by building Safe, Healthy, Wealthy & Wise communities:

Safe – from violence, injustice, crime, and global insecurity;

Healthy – ensuring 100% access to affordable, quality healthcare with mental health parity, preventing disease, driving innovation for new cures, and combating health effects of climate change;

Wealthy – opening new avenues to smart economic growth, expanding job opportunities and tax breaks for the middle class, re-authorizing DACA and driving immigration reform to promote prosperity, protecting our natural resources and public lands, and promoting comprehensive and innovative plans to avert climate disaster;

Wise – strengthening public education, developing training and apprenticeship programs for those entering or being displaced from the workforce, and ensuring opportunities for life-long learning.