Catharine Baker, Assembly District 16, California
When I ran for State Assembly two years ago, I ran with a very specific mission: to tackle the major issues affecting our community and our state – education, our infrastructure (water and transportation), our state spending and debt – but to do so in a different way... a way that goes beyond partisan lines and special interest powers, that reaches across the aisle and listens to any good idea regardless of which political party came up with it. I’ve done just that from day one, and I’ve seen how effective it’s been.
Because I am in the State Assembly, the legislature chose to pay down unfunded retiree debt and transportation bond debt instead of raising taxes on health plans by $650 million. By breaking the 2/3rds supermajority with my election in 2014, I helped stop $29 billion in tax increases and put the focus back on restraining spending and paying down debts. But there is much more work to do. Below are additional issue areas on which I’ve worked and hope to continue to work with your support for my re-election. Check it out and let me know what you think!
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