I am honored to run as a Democratic candidate in Assembly District 73 which includes the communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano. As a long-time resident of South Orange County, I am familiar with all of the communities within the 73 district. I offer voters a stark choice between typical politicians and a consensus building candidate with the proven ability to work across partisan lines. I look forward to hearing from you about how to best represent our local interests in Sacramento.
As a career educator and fiscal conservative, I am running for Assembly because I would like to ensure that our present and future generations have access to quality public education in order to meet the economic development opportunities of the future. I am the only candidate in this race with 30 years experience in the classroom, and the ability to work cooperatively with the Democrats in Sacramento to achieve real educational reform. We must work together to increase per pupil funding while holding the line against spiraling tuition, ever escalating textbook prices, and crippling loan debt. The success of our economy and the democratic process depends on an educated and skilled workforce to meet the challenges of the future.
I am a strong advocate for transparency in government and the elimination of partisan politics. As a public interest attorney, I have successfully litigated numerous cases involving the California Open Meeting Act which requires elected officials to do the public’s business in public as well as First Amendment (Freedom of Speech) cases. I won the first Open Meeting Act case in California where the judge took the unprecedented step of ordering tape recordings of closed sessions to protect the public from secret backroom deals.We face many opportunities including a changing demographic as well as the opportunity to implement new programs such as educational finance and curriculum reform, the Affordable Health Care Act, and immigration reform, while guaranteeing social justice. Sacramento needs courageous leaders who are willing to plan for the future, a future that includes fiscal accountability, spending caps, and economic development. I will bring an innovative, positive, and entirely new perspective to Sacramento.