As a sitting two-term City Council Member with extensive experience working with our state legislators, I am the only candidate with comprehensive knowledge working on the tough issues facing our communities today, which makes me uniquely qualified in this race. I have also developed good working relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle as well as a proven track record working with the many different community groups within my City.
The city I represent, Vista, has a population of approximately 110,000 which is roughly 25% of the 76th District. When I won the election in 2012, out of nine (9) candidates I won the 2nd seat with 16.6% of the vote. In 2016, against a field of seven (7) candidates, I increased my vote to nearly 20%, taking the top spot.
I am accessible, transparent, and a tireless advocate for the people I represent. And, never being one to simply wait for my agenda, I take initiative to bring forth items that are important to my constituents and I do not shy away from the tough conversations.
Recognizing that a State Assembly seat is different from a local municipality, I am ready for this next step and my team and I look forward to working with you.