Addressing the Homeless Crisis
The State of California is now home to almost 50% of unsheltered homeless. This is no longer a problem; it is a crisis. Many of our homeless are women, children, and veterans who have fought for our Country. It is imperative we continue to seek solutions to help them, while ensuring businesses and residents are protected from those that would infringe on their quality of life or safety
While local municipalities are struggling to address their homeless, Sacramento has turned a blind eye to the underlying issues of mental health and drug-addiction. In fact, many policies have been counterproductive to assisting our homeless. We must stop burying our heads in the sand and start making tough decisions, this crisis is not going away.
As a longtime advocate for Charter Schools, I believe that families deserve the opportunity to choose a better performing school. We also need real educational reform, as opposed to the social engineering, Sacramento politicians keep cramming down our throats. By empowering local school boards and ensuring dollars are spent in the classroom, as opposed to bloated administrator salaries, we will see teachers and communities deeply invested in educational success.
Protecting our Water
Liberal L.A. politicians want to send our water to Southern California. You can count on Jesús to stand up against anyone that attempts to steal one drop of our water! Funding for this ill-conceived ‘Twin Tunnels’ project should be spent on more water storage! We need a reliable supply of clean water for our homes, businesses and farms. As your State Senator, Jesús will do everything possible to protect and preserve our most valuable resource, WATER!
Lowering Health Care costs
Health care costs continue to rise, and for many families, this is their largest monthly cost. The Legislature needs to focus on lowering costs as opposed to pushing pie-in-the-sky fantasies like “single-payer” that would outlaw private insurance and require $200 billion in tax increases. We also need to be investing in proper health care facilities for the impoverished and the expansion of accessible care in rural areas.
It is time for a CSU in Stockton
I have been proud to be part of the effort to bring a California State University campus to Stockton. As a graduate of CSU Sacramento, this is an issue close to my heart. Working closely with California representatives and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, we are getting closer to realizing a local CSU Campus. My hope is that one or more of my children will someday graduate from a CSU here in Stockton.
Repeal the Gas Tax
In 2017 the California Legislature disproportionately raised taxes on commuters with a 12-cent a gallon gas tax increase. This tax disproportionally penalizes Central Valley who residents who have to commute to work or school. I support repealing the gas tax and believe any future gas tax increases should be voter approved.
Keeping Families Safe
Over the past decade the Golden State dream has been diminished by unchecked lawlessness. So-called criminal reforms from our soft-on-crime State Legislature cater to the rights of criminals and hurt law-abiding citizens. Jesús will work for real prison reform as opposed to the revolving door approach foisted upon us by Sacramento Politicians. It is imperative that criminals who cannot be reformed serve full sentences, while those that want a new life have an opportunity to be rehabilitated.
Addressing the Homeless Crisis
The State of California is now home to almost 50% of unsheltered homeless. This is no longer a problem; it is a crisis. Many of our homeless are women, children, and veterans who have fought for our Country. It is imperative we continue to seek solutions to help them, while ensuring businesses and residents are protected from those that would infringe on their quality of life or safety.