As the son and grandson of farmworkers, I’ll continue to work to expand economic opportunity to everyone, but especially the most vulnerable.
Over the last four years in the State House of Representatives, I have worked tirelessly to bring a race and social justice equity lens to our policies and budget, help working families, and small, women and minority-owned businesses recover from the pandemic, and make our democracy stronger. As State Senator, I will be able to help the people of the 46th District even more.
I am most proud of my work to improve our state’s hate crimes and gun safety laws. House Bill 1732 expanded the list of offenses classified as hate crimes to include malicious harassment, HB 1739 banned the production, purchase, and possession of untraceable, 3D-printed “ghost guns,” and HB 2632 designated the false reporting of crimes or emergencies as a felony offense to combat the use of “swatting.” These were critical steps towards reducing violence in our state.
We have made immense progress, but there is so much more work to be done. Our democracy is in serious peril, the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us, the threat of climate change continues to intensify, and we still have a long way to go to address racial injustice in our state. We cannot afford to wait any longer to address these crises, and I feel compelled to step up and run for State Senate. I would be honored to earn your vote.