Saturday morning I had the honor of attending a luncheon for Robert Rivas, 71st speaker for the California Assembly. I enjoyed chatting with him and other elected officials from across the Bay Area. Our discussions focused on the future, and what Californians need in the face of a massive housing crisis and impending difficulties from climate change. The experience was inspiring and motivating. I look forward to using their input to address these issues in our community.
Later in the afternoon I joined fellow Democrats at the Annual Summer Fundraiser for the Democratic Club of North Santa Cruz County. The event honored Liz Taylor Selling for her leadership and advocacy. We heard from Congressman Jimmy Panetta and Assemblywoman Gail Pellerin, among others. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to connect and share how my campaign is going, along with my ideas for the future of our district, with my fellow Democrats.