I am running for Congress to fight for people. Corporations have too much power, and it is because Congress takes their side. The current representative of the district, Scott Peters, sides with corporations, and opposed bills to lower drug prices and combat climate change. I am on the side of people.


I will be hosting a Zoom meeting to discuss my campaign for Congress on
1/24 at 6 PM PST. Register at https://forms.gle/c7ufh8ZRgiN6ZbNZA


About Me

I grew up in New Jersey and attended college at the State University of New York at Binghamton. After college I served in the first class of AmeriCorps national service program, living in army barracks at Aberdeen Proving Grounds while performing service projects that included tutoring in public schools, building a day care center in West Virginia, and fighting fires in Idaho. I became a scientist to improve public health through research. I earned a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and performed research at the National Institutes of Health, Duke University, and the University of California, San Diego. I am an author on 12 scientific publications. I currently work as a science and medical writer translating scientific discoveries into clinical treatments. I live in San Diego with my wife, a professor of Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and our children, a daughter, 10, and son, 5.

Fighting fires in Idaho with AmeriCorps.
In the lab at UCSD.

Priorities

Healthcare: Provide comprehensive universal healthcare through Medicare in a single-payer model, train more doctors and nurses, increase research.
Environment: End our use of fossil fuels and transition to 100% clean energy.
Democracy: Stop the former president and his allies from subverting the next election, end the filibuster, secure the right to vote.
Ethics: End permissive campaign finance laws and dark money, increase transparency. I will not take money from PACs, hold closed-door fundraisers, or own stock.
Education: Hire more teachers and pay them better, reduce class sizes, extend the school year.
Science: Improve scientific leadership from our government, reduce conflicts of interest at our scientific agencies.
Taxes: Implement a fair tax code that reverses income inequality.
Immigration: Treat immigrants with respect, improve legal immigration, provide a path to citizenship for those in the country.
Human rights: Provide people with equal rights under the law, protect women’s reproductive freedom.

Events

Meet me at the following events:

January 15, 10 AM-4 PM: Kate Sessions Park, Pacific Beach, lower playground.

I will also hold Zoom events. Sign up below and follow me on Twitter to keep updated.

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