Over 100 years ago my family fled violent war in Mexico to settle here in Fresno, CA. We’ve come a long way since then.

We are farmworkers, small business owners, veterans, education pioneers, civil servants, church goers, doctors, employers, construction workers and agri-business managers.  We are hunters, hikers, fishermen, golfers, water polo players, Bulldog sports fans, great cooks...and pretty good eaters, too.  Above all, we have come to represent the best of the Valley:  Compassionate, hard-working individuals and families looking for the slice of the American Dream in the nation’s greatest heartland.

My Story

I am a proud product of Clovis Schools, graduating from Clovis West and attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. I immediately returned to the Central Valley for work, starting a career in private business that would see me grow bottom-lines, manage employees and teams, deal with regulatory agencies and plan budgets for over a decade. From small mom-and-pop stores to large, multi-national corporations, I’ve seen quite a bit of the private sector. My edge has always been relating to people, be they employees, clients, or customers. I measured my greatest successes not by the title I received, but instead, the growth and achievements I was able to help my employees realize. That’s why I’m running for Congress in CA-22.

Give me your support and I'll make sure that Washington knows that the Central Valley intends to be the shining example of what can be accomplished all across this great nation of ours!  We can diversify the economy while conserving the environment; stand for social justice; and most importantly, do it in a bipartisan way that benefits all!


what I STAND FOR...

 

economy

  • Reduce the tax burden on small and medium-sized businesses and middle class families and helping them stay competitive in the labor market as well.

  • Ensure large corporations pay their fair share of taxes

  • Funding for additional regulation must be focused more on helping businesses comply rather than on enforcement

  • Making our workforce competitive in the new, clean energy economy

 

healthcare

  • We must move towards universal coverage

  • Maintain the protections for consumers the ACA put in place

  • Ensure premiums are more affordable for everyone

  • Always protecting a woman’s right to choose what is right for her body

 

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  • Provide legal means for all immigrants already here to work and pay taxes

  • Prioritize immigrants with skills defined by employers

  • Continue the American Spirit of accepting refugees while keeping our homeland safe

 

ENVIRONMENT

  • Climate change is a world-wide, humanitarian crisis

  • Increase America’s competitiveness in the global, green economy

  • Work to transition our society to renewable fuels in a manner that is economically viable

  • Ensure every community has access to safe, clean drinking water

 

WATER

  • Work with government leaders in the West as well as Washington to update our water storage and delivery systems for residential, industrial and agricultural use

  • Conserve our environment while making sure we put human life first

 

Public Education, Poverty and Community

  • We must improve the conditions at home of our students that struggle in school -- it takes a whole village to raise a child

  • Strengthen community safety by promoting community policing to combat crime and homelessness

  • Support the needs of rural veterans to get access to the care they need and improve the transition to civilian life for those being discharged

  • Restore in our most marginalized communities the ability to dream