I am running in California’s 16th Congressional District to provide a new voice and create lasting change for the Central Valley. Under 14 years of the same representation, the Central Valley’s problems have remained the same. It’s time that we relieve the burden on the middle class and help, not hinder, small businesses in creating jobs. We are overdue for water infrastructure restoration and immigration reform, while standing beside our men and women in public safety. A vibrant future for our community starts with responsible investment in education and championing innovation in the learning process for our kids. My motivation stems from these steep needs of our community, not the promise of a cushy job.
My family raised me here in Fresno where they instilled a strong work ethic in me. I worked at my parents’ Asian grocery store while attending our public elementary, middle, and high schools. I became class Valedictorian at Sunnyside High School in Fresno, was elected student body president at Stanford University where I earned my degree, and later graduated from Yale University school of Management with an MBA.
Having worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, I know what’s broken in Washington in D.C.–and I know how to fix it. No problem is too big to tackle, and no issue is too small to ignore. Our working families deserve passionate, results-oriented representation, and I commit to bringing this brighter future to the community I love.