For U.S. Representative, 20th District
Party Preference: Democratic
Occupation: Deputy District Attorney Age: 46
Being a member of Congress is about giving people the opportunity for a better life.
Growing up on the Central Coast in a household committed to public service, I’ve dedicated my career to upholding that tradition.
When I take my daughters to school, I’m proud that they go to the same public school that I attended. I graduated from Monterey Peninsula College, UC Davis, and Santa Clara University Law School.
In the District Attorney’s Office, I prosecuted violent gang members and delivered justice for victims and their families. I ensured that those open to rehabilitation were given resources to move away from crime.
As an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, I volunteered to serve our country in Afghanistan and received the Bronze Star Medal.
At home, I worked closely with veterans and local leaders to establish a veterans cemetery and treatment court, and was recognized as a 2015 Veteran of the Year.
The grandson of immigrants, I’ll fight for common sense immigration reform with a path to citizenship for law-abiding families.
I’ll protect jobs in our area by supporting a robust diverse economy in agriculture, tourism, education, research, small businesses, and high tech.
I’ll be a strong voice to protect our priceless coastline, environment, and future of our planet.
I’ll work tirelessly for pay equity and to protect a woman’s right to choose.
I’ll bring energy, new ideas, and a fresh perspective to solve problems facing Central Coast families.
I'd be honored by your vote.
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