***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
MILPITAS, CA - In light of today's news that Tesla will indeed pick Nevada for their new multi-billion dollar battery plant instead of Tesla's home state of California. This is the latest in a long string of blows to the California job market. Senate District 10 Candidate Peter Kuo today announced his disappointment and urged the Legislature to take notice to this trend.
"Over the past year California, and specifically the Bay Area, has seen tens of thousands of current and future jobs depart for other states. Jobs fleeing California has become common place, this is unacceptable and unsustainable for our economy."
The State of Nevada was scheduled to announce the move on Wednesday at 4pm. California lawmakers left a bill on the table that would have enabled Tesla's new plant and thousands of new jobs for the Bay Area to remain at home. This inaction was an illustration of the Legislature's misplaced priorities that Kuo has brought up often.
"While my opponent Bob Wieckowski appears to dismiss the severity of this news, I am concerned about the economy and workers in this district. The type of policies that Bob has led on are a root cause of the exodus of businesses to more business friendly states. Since announcing my candidacy I have often pointed to California's burdensome business climate that has resulted in an abysmal recovery in the Golden State. Tesla's latest move hits close to home because many of those jobs could have filled by constituents of the 10th Senate District. I urge the legislature to take this seriously and stop the bleeding."
Peter Kuo is a first time candidate running in California State Senate District 10. Peter is a small business owner, job creator, husband and father of three. A Taiwanese immigrant, Kuo has lived the American dream and is running so others will have the same opportunities he has had.