California Senate District 6

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    Richard Pan
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Health care: Do you support a “single-payer” health care system? Explain.

Housing: Do you agree with rent control? Explain. What should government do to solve the housing shortage?

Gas tax: Do you support the gasoline tax and other transportation fee increases to fix roads? If not, how should the state pay for road repairs?

High-speed rail: What should the state do next with the program?

Climate: Explain what efforts, if any, the state should make to combat global warming.

Criminal justice: Explain why you agree or disagree with changes California has made to lower the prison population by setting different sentences for some crimes and changing parole rules.

Age 26
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) Sacramento
Campaign address 2650 Fair Oaks Blvd #15
Campaign telephone (916) 719-7224
Education Bachelor's degree, business/marketing, Gonzaga University, 2014; Jesuit High School.
Experience Small-business owner as professional supervised visitation monitor; advocate for the homeless, homeless senior citizens, victims of child trafficking, victims of police brutality, victims of medical malpractice and the general public.
I do support single-payer health care for all. I believe it is wrong that thousands of people a year are going bankrupt to pay medical bills. I believe proper health care is a right. I worked on SB 562 (which is NOT a flawed bill). We will win.
I believe rent control needs to be implemented in the short term as we have more people, including the elderly, forced into homelessness because of the skyrocketing cost of living in CA. We should build public housing and affordable housing. We can.
I do not support the gas tax because it is regressive and people are dying on the streets and need housing. I recommend the state use the rainy-day fund to fix roads. Also, use material on the roads that does not disintegrate every time it rains.
End the program and build affordable and public housing.
Invest in renewable energy. It is 2018; we can run our cars on solar, cannabis oil or even water. Investigate the murders of scientists that go against big oil. Hire the jobless to pick up trash at a livable wage. Provide more public bathrooms.
We need to imprison corrupt politicians.
Age 53
Birthplace (city) Declined to answer
Residence (city) Sacramento
Campaign telephone (916) 803-0433
Campaign email info@drrichardpan.com
Education Master's of public health, Harvard University, 1998; medical degree, University of Pittsburgh, 1991; bachelor's degree, biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, 1987.
Experience Pediatrician; state senator; former educator, UC Davis.
Health care is a right and Californians deserve access to quality, afforadable health care. I have supported numerous measures including the ACA to expand health care coverage which has reduced the number of uninsured by over half.
Renters need protections to prevent being driven out of their homes. I supported affordable housing proposals like No Place Like Home. We still need greater housing density along transit, reduced barriers to infill development and increased transit.
Our roads are crumbling, with no new funding for repair in more than 20 years. I supported SB 1 so we can meet our responsibility to fix our road infrastructure, which will also create good-paying jobs, and ensure accountability for funds spent.
Expanding economic opportunities in the Valley will require more transportation options for people living in the Valley. High-speed rail, estimated to create up to 66,000 jobs, cut commute times and provide cleaner air, is important to this goal.
California should continue our leadership and join the rest of the world in reducing carbon emissions. I voted to set new state clean energy goals, continue cap-and-trade, and fund greenhouse gas reduction efforts.
Californians demanded a justice system that is more fair and less costly when 60 percent of voters passed Proposition 47, and there have been longstanding racial and socioeconomic inequities in our system that have undermined public confidence.