Paid for by John Laird for Senate 2020, ID #1414892, 343 Soquel Avenue #426, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, info@LairdforCASenate.com

Meeting the challenges listed above will require strong local and statewide relationships with people like you, as well as skilled leadership and deep experience. I have worked the last 40 years to be ready for the next eight. I’ve had a long career in public policy, as a congressional assistant, local government analyst, mayor, city councilmember, transit board member, transportation commissioner, community college trustee, community activist, state legislator and governor’s cabinet secretary. I want to bring that experience and leadership to meet our challenges.

Providing adequate support for education.

In my past legislative service, I helped fight off attempts to weaken financial protections for K-14 education. We have to continue to protect K-14, as well as our higher education systems – and work to reduce financial barriers for students.