I grew up in Silicon Valley, graduated from Harvard and Stanford, was CFO of a tech start-up and ran a non-profit. I've been honored to serve on the Menlo Park City Council since 2010 and as Mayor in 2013. I ask for your vote and support to elect me to the California State Assembly in the primary election in June and general election in November.
Silicon Valley Deserves Better from Sacramento
Our region is the engine to California's economy and state budget surplus. This surplus should be used for local infrastructure improvements and the state's unfunded pension liability. Why spend $64 billion on high-speed rail to Bakersfield, when it's so hard to get to work each day?
Rather than embracing technology to solve problems, Sacramento is too eager to tax and regulate innovation and growing businesses. Silicon Valley's mantra has been "smaller, faster, and better" -- I'll bring that mindset to Sacramento. Please read my article Silicon Valley Techies Wish We Could Ignore Sacramento: Here's Five Reasons We Can't
Bipartisan Problem Solver - Innovative Solutions to Real Problems
As former CFO of a tech start-up, I'm considered the "numbers" guy on the Menlo Park City Council, and have balanced the city's budget, re-zoned areas to encourage tech/bio-tech growth, and funded infrastructure projects.
- When state regulations stood in the way of a grocery store, I teamed up with Assemblyman Rich Gordon to pass AB 1690 with bipartisan support. Now, cities all over California have more flexibility on building housing.
- After years of a "structural deficit", I balanced the city's budget by paying down an unfunded pension liability. Now, taxpayers are saving $3.6 million.
Mike Wasserman, Santa Clara County Supervisor
Tom Campbell, former Silicon Valley Congressman
Greg Munks, San Mateo County Sheriff
Val Carpenter, former Los Altos Mayor and Councilmember
John Harpootlian, Los Altos Hills Mayor
Catherine Carlton, Menlo Park Councilmember and former Mayor
Michael Lempres, Atherton Vice Mayor
Jose Esteves, Milpitas Mayor
Peter Fung MD, El Camino Healthcare District Board Director
Virginia Chang Kiraly, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board Director
Duffy Price, Los Altos Hills County Fire District Commissioner
John Boyle, former Menlo Park Vice Mayor and Councilmember
Jim Reed, Scotts Valley Council Member and former Mayor
Chuck Page, former Saratoga Mayor and Council Member
Pete Constant, former San Jose Council Member
and many other local leaders and friends
Assembly District 24 includes the Silicon Valley cities of Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, East Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, and the northern part of Cupertino, among others.