Thank you for electing me to represent California's 17th State Senate district!
and Now the Work Begins
to Build a Healthy California
In the 2012 elections, we had the choice to move our state away from budget paralysis and an economy that unfairly burdens its most vulnerable.
I believe the results show that voters throughout California want our state to support working families, affordable education, accessible healthcare, protecting our environment, and building a prosperous economy based on reducing climate change, not worsening it.
Here in the Central Coast region, we have returned to Democratic representation in the State Senate for the first time since the 1990s. This strengthens our voice in Sacramento, and I will do my best to vigorously and constructively convey the views of my constituents.
More importantly for me is that I have been elected to the Senate with broad support that crosses parties lines. I will maintain my commitment to hear everyone, and to work with environmental, business, public safety, education, consumer, labor, and professional groups throughout the district.
Thank you again for electing me to the California State Senate in this crucial election year. I hope you stay engaged, and I look forward to working together on the real campaign -- to build a healthy California!
Toward Peace and Progress,