WHY I'M RUNNING
As the son of Hmong refugees who fought alongside US soldiers against communism in the Vietnam War, I grew up chasing the American Dream. My family settled in the Central Valley and worked hard for a good middle-class life and instilled in me the value of hard work and determination.
Today, the American Dream I believe so strongly in is under assault. Middle class and working families are being left behind, while the wealthy and powerful continue enriching themselves.
Donald Trump believes that by dividing Americans, giving the 1% massive tax cuts, ignoring climate change, and attacking the Affordable Care Act, we will somehow make America great again.
At the same time, Congressman Devin Nunes seems more concerned with enabling Trump’s behavior and violating people’s right to free speech by suing them, rather than with working to solve local problems.
I am tired of extreme partisanship and conspiracy theories. We need real action, not political grandstanding.
We have serious problems in the Valley, including some of the lowest rates of health care coverage in the nation, climate change that threatens our water supply air pollution that poisons our air, farmlands being in danger, and a serious homeless crisis.
I am a nonprofit healthcare executive, a former farmer, and a cancer survivor. I love the United States and I believe deeply in the American Dream. I am dedicated to ensuring that dream for future generations.
I understand the issues that are important to Valley families because I deal with those challenges every day. In Congress, I guarantee my sole focus will be solving real problems; I will leave the conspiracy theories to late-night talk show hosts.