Dear Neighbors,

I’m excited to announce my candidacy for California State Assembly – 48th District. I’m running for State Assembly because I care about this community and the people in it. Like you, I’m disappointed with the status quo. I’m tired of hearing about people and businesses leaving California, about friends and family still unemployed, and about cities and schools struggling to comply with unreasonable state mandates.

California has some of the highest rates of taxation, unemployment, and poverty of any state in the nation, a public school system that’s ranked near the bottom, and over 500 state agencies over-regulating our economy. Sacramento politicians are too busy fighting political battles and catering to special interests to address the real issues facing our state. Instead, they’re proposing increases to our sales tax, income tax, gasoline tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, health insurance fees, and car registration fees, and to repeal Prop 13 and raise our property taxes. We can do better.

We need public servants in office, not politicians. I’ve devoted my life to public service. I’ve served our children and students as an elected school board member, all taxpaying citizens as a federal tax attorney, and our neighbors in need as an active community servant.

With an open seat in the 48th District next year, we have a real opportunity to make a meaningful difference on the most important issues facing our state. With my experience, education, and devotion to public service, I’m uniquely qualified to create better public schools, a stronger job market, and empowered local communities. With these reforms, we can turn our state around. We can make California golden again. Send me to Sacramento as your State Assembly representative so I can start the work for us.