It is an honor to represent you in the California State Assembly. My focus is on ensuring an on-time, balanced state budget with a healthy reserve, creating economic opportunities for our workforce, and strengthening our democracy.

As Speaker pro Tempore, I preside over legislative sessions and work to ensure bi-partisan civility in our deliberations as we address issues facing California. As a member of the leadership team, I am actively putting the concerns of Peninsula residents on the table at the State Capitol.

I’ve authored 25 bills signed into law, many of which make state government more efficient and improve civic engagement. As chair of the biotechnology committee, I’m committed to nurturing our innovation economy. I will work to create shared prosperity for all in our community, while enhancing our quality of life including smartly planned workforce housing and transportation infrastructure.

My previous experience includes owning a small business, serving as an aide to the Honorable Jackie Speier, and as Mayor and Councilmember in South San Francisco.

I was born and raised in San Mateo County, graduated from Junipero Serra High School and the University of San Francisco, received a masters’ degree in public administration from San Francisco State University, and studied leadership at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

I ask for your vote so I may continue to be strong voice for you at the State Capitol. Please follow me on social media and at, and I welcome your input. Thank you for your consideration.