I am running for California’s 37th Senate District to champion the issues unique to Orange County and ensure that we are on a path toward progress and opportunity for the people of our great state of California. We’ve been too long without an advocate for Orange County in Sacramento. Our current representative is an ideologue who has a singular agenda, refuses to cross the aisle, and consistently votes against the state budget, thus eliminating any opportunity for funding to support cities in our district.  It’s time for change. 


I take my job as mayor and the issues impacting our city very seriously. During my two-year term as mayor, I will continue to work to make Costa Mesa safer, find solutions for homelessness, protect our environment and advocate for local jobs and small businesses. But many of our most pressing needs rely on representation at the state level. 

In the state Senate, I will advocate for sustainable solutions that protect our environment from climate change, work to fix our housing and homeless crisis, protect public education, increase access to health care, and bring justice to California’s marginalized communities. I will partner with local cities, businesses and organizations to keep communities safe, improve neighborhoods, create jobs and maintain a prosperous and vibrant economy that works for everyone.

I strive to be a leader who listens to many voices to find common ground. I’ll include neighborhood leaders, working families, volunteers, women, labor advocates, business owners, and many more in order to improve our community. It is vital that we have a new, bold, and forward-thinking leader in SD-37 who will vigorously advocate on everyone’s behalf. I believe I am this person. 


It would be an honor to serve as Orange County's voice in the state Senate. Join me and let’s help more families achieve the California Dream.


I respectfully request your vote on March 3, 2020.