Can you believe it? The Primary Election for State Senate District 10 is Tuesday! It feels like somewhere back in January or February I blinked, and suddenly, here we are!
It has been an incredible journey thus far, but we still have lots of work to do. While polling shows us in a strong position to move into the general election in November, we can't forget to show up and vote. We've run a strong, positive campaign on the issues and the press has taken notice.
Today, I was honored to be invited to attend the California State Prayer Breakfast in Sacramento by my dear friend Assemblywoman Shannon Grove. I found the invite, and the event to be a perfect opportunity to reflect on the last eight months. When I first announced my candidacy, I knew it would be hard but rewarding work. I knew I'd be on the road a lot, attending events, fundraising, campaigning and so on. I've had the support of my friends and family, my staff, elected officials, and seasoned political professionals. But it is a worthy cause, and a righteous journey. I want to see California great again, if for no other reason than my kids, your kids, and our grandchildren deserve a better Golden State than it is now.
So how do we do that?
- We need to End the Corruption in Sacramento and get rid of the legislators who have brought shame to the once proud body, and have rendered the Capitol without any integrity whatsoever.
- We must make California a more business-friendly state, more jobs will be created, thus lessening the financial burden on an already tapped government.
- We need to solve this disastrous energy crisis we have, promote ingenuity when it comes to reusable energy, and take better care of our natural resources – like water.
- We must also promote competition among various industries by getting government out of the business of picking winners and losers.
- We need a K-12 system that reflects the fact that we are one of the highest spending states per pupil in the country, yet our results are downright embarrassing.
- We need to ensure our students are ready for college. SCA 5 would never even be considered if our kids were better prepared for their post-high school careers.
Speaking of SCA 5, did you know one prominent journalist called me a "one-trick pony" because of my focus on the issue? My response? Thank you! As a State Senate candidate, I was given the opportunity to help lead the charge against an issue that is un-American and contrary to the dreams or our Founding Fathers. I call on all of you to stay vigilant in our fight to prevent the dangerous effects of institutionalized affirmative action.
SCA 5 was not just about education. It was an effort by California Democrats to push their class warfare ideals on our youngest citizens. Take from the accomplished, and give to those who did not. Tax the wealthy, give to those who are not. The American Dream is based on principles of hard work, persistence and achievement.
On June 3, my constituents can vote for someone who has aggressively pursued and achieved the American Dream. I came to the U.S. at the age of 14, studied and learned English, succeeded in school and business, and started a beautiful family with my wife. That’s what my American Dream looks like. And as your Senator, I will strive to make California a place where you too can accomplish your own American Dream.
I hope to see you at our big "Get Out the Vote Rally" on Saturday in Milpitas. The event starts at 11 a.m. Several key candidates will speak and then hundreds of volunteers will hit the pavement to ask voters for their vote on Tuesday! To join us and to obtain the location address, please email Jason Scalese.
On Tuesday Night at 7pm, we will have an election night celebration at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Warehouse in San Jose.
Thank you for your continued support,