Why I'm Running




Congress is broken, and America is still at war. Our federal deficit is out of control, and Congress cut funding for Veterans.  I will not let that stand.

I am running to end the partisan bickering in Washington, and bring Republicans and Democrats together to get our country back on the right track.

As a fiscal conservative mayor and councilman, I earned the reputation as a bipartisan consensus builder.  I have passed eight balanced budgets, and turned a $14 million deficit into a surplus. I’ve brought business and labor together to create thousands of jobs.

We need real bipartisan solutions to the Valley’s water crisis that will meet our farmers’ needs. I’ll make cutting government waste and inefficiency - and increasing accountability - a top priority.  I’ll fight for middle-class tax cuts, protect our seniors and veterans and never cut social security or Medicare. I’ll fight to stop college tuition hikes.

My grandfather retired from the US Navy after serving during WWII, and came to California.  He inspired me to join the Navy 22 years ago after graduating from University of California.  I served boots-on-the-ground as Chief of Iraq Drawdown Material Disposition, was awarded the Bronze Star and am honored to be part of this historical accomplishment, bringing our troops home.

I’ll stand up for the Valley’s needs and put people back to work by taking on powerful, corporate special interests in Washington.

I respectfully ask for your vote.