I will be a champion of local small businesses. If you run a small business in AD 51, you are the engine of our district’s prosperity. I will simplify or eliminate regulations that burden you without reason, while we all fight attempts to weaken protections to health, environment, workers, or safety.
I know from personal experience that many regulations are actually promoted by big business in order to create barriers to entry for small players. Clean money and campaign finance reform are critical to ending this abuse of our politics.
I will introduce legislation to help small businesses adjust as California moves to a $15 per hour minimum wage.
Medicare for All will liberate small business owners from having to worry about providing health benefits, selecting plans, sharing costs with employees, etc. It will enable them to focus on growing their business. This will be good for small businesses, their employees, and all Californians. Medicare for All will lower health costs for small and medium-sized businesses in this district.
I am deeply concerned that Wall Street and our financial institutions largely fail to serve the needs of small businesses. So, I’m open to creative solutions. Recently John Chiang, our Treasurer and a candidate for Governor, proposed a Bank of California, which would be designed to help small businesses across the state grow, hire, and thrive. Would that help you grow your business in AD 51? Please reach out to me and let me know!