When the people rise up, we can beat the special interests. My vision for this district is to work with the people and to listen. The current incumbent career politician ignores us while taking all his campaign money from large corporations that do not care about our homes, our schools, our main street small business, our healthcare, climate change, our water or air quality or our family farms and certainly not our property taxes, given the corporate loophole. I have always stood for people over profits and will do so if elected to the legislature.
Good Government of the people, by the people and for the people is forefront in the Preamble of our US Constitution and will always be forefront in my mind as your elected representative of California’s AD 5. Furthermore, corporations are not people, nor should they be. I will work on good governance and be completely transparent with the people, my constituents and the press to build and earn your trust. Please find the Journal page on this website to follow my policy on meetings and notes on my campaigns and in office finance and donations.
Now and once elected as your representative, I will keep a Journal on my official webpage on my meetings with special interests of any entity representing more people than just themselves as a constituent or interests in Assembly District 5 or our state. My contacts by lobbyists or special interests will be completely transparent in what we spoke about, what was agreed upon and if any promises or pledges were made and if any money was donated to me or my campaign committee even if was or was not tied to any special favors and/or political action and if I accepted or rejected the donation or money which will be open for public view. I welcome contact from everyone with in an interest in making California better and stronger.
I will not be taking money from Koch Brothers SuperPacs, Oil companies, Tobacco Companies, Walmart, Health Insurance and Pharmaceutical Companies, or the Private Prison Industry. I will however take some donations from individuals, and companies committed to sustainable bottom lines here in California. I will listen to you. I will accept corporate donations only from companies committed to a sustainable environment and to keeping good middle class jobs here in the Strong, Healthy and Beautiful California Economy, Labor, Environmental and Main Street Small Businesses. FPPC campaign rules: maximum individual donation is $4400, $8,800 per campaign committee, no limit for parties, for this assembly seat and there is a cap of $584,000 per election in the primary and $$1,021,000 in the general election. I welcome volunteers, in-kind donations and many small donation from $5-$20- $50-$100 and will also need medium and large donations from $101 and up to as much as $4400 to win this seat. I am am asking for $20.18 from almost everyone I know.
Until we have publicly financed campaign elections,(which I support and will work towards) the reality that money in politics to elect people matters because there are many costs in campaigning from labor produced campaign materials, website and supports, food and beverage for volunteer staff, yard-signs, travel and transportation throughout the district, filing fees, billboards, street signs, paid staffers, phone costs, NGP Van or Voter Access management, and more, but I will be running a grassroots and slim budget campaign, but support is helpful and appreciated. All donations will be accounted for through my campaign committee as by law. Any money I get from the NRA on my website or otherwise, will be sent to the families of victims of gun violence by Assault Rifles or suicide.
” We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
~US Preamble to the Constitution
Earth Day March 2017