Every Community Needs a Vision. Here's One of Our Own.
California's 25th District is a unique place full of potential, and I'm the only candidate in the race for Congress who has a vision for the future of our community. We are ready to change from a commuter district into a destination for families and innovative companies. I envision our community as a global hub for green technology research and development, where people can learn the skills they need for jobs that will stay right here in the United States, and won't be lost to automation. We have the talent and know-how from our history as an aerospace and manufacturing community, so what we need now is a Representative in Congress who understands the federal grant system and will work to bring federal dollars home to invest in our future.
A California State University campus in the 25th District with green technology and cybersecurity as signature programs.
Right now, our students are forced to commute or move to obtain a 4-year degree from public universities that are getting more crowded every year. By bringing a CSU home to our students, we can make sure that they're ready with the skills and training needed for 21st century jobs in innovative technologies. This school will also support vocational education programs, since the need for skilled tradespeople is strong. Adding a university will create permanent jobs and economic growth for our community.
A Comprehensive Veterans Administration Hospital/Federally Qualified Health Center in the 25th District.
Today, our veterans must drive great distances to receive comprehensive care from the VA. The Veterans Choice program is not accepted by enough local providers and with our high population of former servicemembers, our community would be much better served with a local VA hospital that is also a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). The FQHC designation will allow non-servicemembers to also receive care at the facility, which will reduce crowding and wait times at local hospitals.
Investment in local businesses, arts, and cultural activities in the 25th District.
Since so many people in our community commute out of the area for work, our small businesses often struggle with customer flow. Through federal programs and grants, we can incentivize green technology companies to base their operations in our community and help fund arts and cultural programs for people of all ages. Our community has unlimited potential to host festivals, fairs, and other cultural events that will make it a premier destination for families young and old.