“To strengthen California’s economy and create new jobs, we need to focus on attracting new industries while preserving those we currently have. I will work with the private and public sectors to develop smart legislation that establishes our region as a magnet for quality jobs.”
Attracting jobs is my top priority. Through strategic initiatives, our state can help retain and create quality jobs that will strengthen and grow our economy. Our legislative priorities must focus on economic recovery, job creation and job retention. We need to get local families working again and support local businesses during these difficult financial times.
“As a teacher, former Riverside Community College Trustee, and proud alumni of the University of California Riverside, I understand the critical role education plays in opening doors and expanding opportunities. As an Assemblyman, I will be a champion for public education so that those doors remain open for our youth.”
Education and job creation go hand-in-hand, and are crucial to the stability of our economy. Our colleges and universities help create a skilled workforce for our region while providing jobs to local families. From K-12 and community colleges to the University of California, we must ensure that our education system has the support it needs to thrive. As a Trustee, I oversaw the accreditation of Moreno Valley and Riverside City Colleges to become independent campuses. Now, they serve thousands of students each year and provide quality job training. We must continue to support our current educational institutions while looking to the future to find areas of growth. As an Assemblyman, I will work to secure funding for the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. The UCR School of Medicine will create good-paying jobs while establishing our region as a hub for quality health education and care.
“During these challenging times, we need to do more with less. We must prioritize economic recovery and workforce development to get our region and state back on track.”
In these trying times we have to ensure that our budget prioritizes economic recovery, job creation and job retention. The state must fulfill its obligations to local governments and schools, because this is the foundation for economic development, public safety, and other critical services. We must maintain a safety net for our most vulnerable, and continue to make critical investments in education. By doing this, we will ensure economic security for our families today, and prepare our region’s workforce for the jobs of tomorrow.
“We don’t need to compromise clean air and water for economic growth. In fact, clean air and water are critical to the economic future of our state and region.”
Our families deserve clean air and a reliable water supply. Businesses and families will not come to our region if we fail to improve air quality and ensure that we have a long-term water conservation and supply. I am committed to protecting our environment and natural resources to leave a healthier California for our children and future generations.