By Steve Blum
I have the experience, resume, knowledge, and skill set to serve well in the California Assembly. I served 12 years on the Ventura County Community College Board and have also served on the California Community College League State Board, and the Ventura County School Association Executive Board. I was the teachers’ union president of the Ventura Unified Education Association for 12 years, a teacher at Buena and Foothill Technology high schools for 25 years, and was a Buena High track and cross-country coach for 22 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree in Education, and a Juris Doctorate in law. Currently, I teach school law at California Lutheran University and represent mentally ill clients in parole hearings at California State Hospitals.
The ability to bring people together in order to solve problems has always been a skill of mine. I possess integrity, candor, a good work ethic, a good sense of humor, and a desire to serve the people of this district in the California Assembly.
California and our country are facing many issues and problems. Environmental issues, education, health care, housing, homelessness, the wealth gap, and many others need to be addressed. I am confident I can help California address these issues and problems.
There are also issues with our political system. Too much is dependent on money, there is too much negativity, and we have lost the spirit of togetherness and compromise this country was built on.
I have pledged to not take more than $100 from any single person or group. If elected, I will only be beholden to the people of the district. I have also pledged to run a “positive only” campaign. Additionally, if elected, I promise to work together with others to forge compromises, solve problems, and do my best to represent all of the people in this district.
As a native Californian and 46 year Ventura County resident I care very deeply about the “Golden State”. My goal as an Assemblyman would be to help create more opportunities for more Californians to pursue and realize their “California Dream”.
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