Master's of public policy and administration, CSU Sacramento, 2011; bachelor's degree, political science, CSU Long Beach, 1995.
California Assemblymember, 2014-present; member, Sacramento City Council, 2004-14.
Health care should be a right, not a privilege. A single-payer, Medicare-for-All system in California would ensure universal access to care and help us move away from a unsustainable, profit-driven health care system.
Unsustainable and soaring rent increases justify the need to set reasonable caps on rent hikes and protect tenants against unjust evictions.
There is no tooth fairy to pay the bill to fix our deteriorating roads, bridges and highways. The Senate Bill 1 plan is fair and supported by local governments, businesses and labor. Further ignoring our infrastructure needs would harm our economy.
I oppose the high-speed rail program. I would rather focus scarce transportation resources on existing passenger rail systems like the successful Capitol Corridor line between Sacramento and the Bay Area.
We need to continue to lead in efforts to fight climate change. I'm proud of California's leadership to date; however, much more work is needed. I support a path to 100% renewable energy and 100% zero-emission vehicles.
Our recent criminal justice reforms not only have broad public support from the voters, but have been successful in reducing prison costs without negatively impacting public safety.