Why I'm Running

San Diego is on the front lines of three national crises: Climate. Housing. Jobs. Over the next decade, San Diego will need bold leadership that is unafraid to move beyond the tired issues of the past two decades and face down the crises and opportunities that lay before us.

Hidden beneath the wonderful weather and cultural richness that makes us America’s Finest City, there are systemic problems that threaten the economic freedom and quality of life in our communities.

Our newly graduated young adults can’t afford to pay rent here. The sidewalks and canyons of our neighborhoods have become homeless camps. Coastal flooding is eating away roads, bridges, and rail lines that we depend on to commute. Our region is supposedly at full employment - but stagnated wages and salaries keep too many of our neighbors struggling from paycheck to paycheck. The combination of these factors, if left unaddressed, will cripple our region and our world.

Worst of all: Our city leadership has put off addressing these problems for years — focusing on special interests and pet projects — when they should be leading the way into the future.

Our community deserves an honest and bold leader who is willing to tackle the big problems head on and knows that we don’t have time to waste.

I am running for City Council because today’s decisions become tomorrow’s successes. We can’t settle for empty promises and shallow vision — we must stand up and meet the moment. Join me. It’s time for San Diego to demand more.