Why I'm running

My #1 goal every day is COVID-19 recovery. I fight every day for those hardest hit by the pandemic: essential workers, risking their lives; working families, suddenly without income; and others who are struggling.

Since the pandemic began, we’ve responded to residents unjustly denied unemployment insurance, helping many individuals and families secure the benefits they need and deserve. As a Ph.D. and the only scientist in the State Assembly, science drives my work, not the Trump agenda of hatred and dishonesty. I’m a leader in fighting global warming. I have successfully fought for increased funding for public schools, colleges, and universities to better prepare Californians competing for 21st Century jobs. I’ve helped secure $1 billion to help cities reduce homelessness across the state. I wrote police reform legislation to expedite release of police body camera footage.

My goal is helping people, not special interests. Please join working families, health care workers, teachers, firefighters, environmentalists, local electeds, community activists, labor and business leaders in supporting me, Bill Quirk for Assembly.

If you re-elect me, I will continue to lead with the values we share. I’ll fight to prohibit police from using chokeholds, continue championing increases to our grossly underfunded UC, Cal State and community college higher education systems, help solve our homelessness and affordable housing challenges, and provide leadership to move California to a greener future. My #1 goal will continue to be helping families recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Thank you.