I am not a career politician, nor do I want to be. I’m running for State Senate of California’s 10th District to put people, not powerful special interests, back at the center of our government.
I journeyed to this country as a teenager, and spent years scraping by even though I worked every waking hour. Today, I’m a principled small business leader, an advocate for educators and students, a champion who mobilizes resources for the homeless, survivors of domestic violence, Black and brown youth in need of mentorship, and the undocumented. Most of all I’m the husband of a lifelong educator and artist who, like me, is proud of her Gente’s heritage. And I am a father committed to showing my little brown boy what you do with your privilege: use it to lift others.