Why I'm Running

20060923_hsolis_0035.jpgI've been fighting for working families for three decades as an educator, Congresswoman and President Obama's Secretary of Labor. I fought to expand job training and placement to help families through the recession, and then oversaw the implementation of the training of more than 1.7 million workers under the Economic Recovery Act—carefully targeted to maximize job creation.

Now I'm returning home to serve at the local level, and am running to succeed L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who is termed out after serving us so well for so many years.

As your Supervisor, I will fight for:

  • Good-paying jobs and small business growth
  • Safer neighborhoods
  • Quality, affordable health care
  • Improved schools
  • A healthier environment
  • A stronger social safety net
  • Better protection for women and children from domestic violence
  • Improvements in the foster care system

You can count on me to work for greater accountability and transparency that will ultimately improve the services that the county government is responsible for providing.

I'm proud to be supported by firefighters, nurses, deputies, business leaders, environmental advocates and the working families of Los Angeles County. I would be honored to earn your vote, too!