A Sincere Thank You & What's Next

 Cartoon by Jaime Zamarripa

Cartoon by Jaime Zamarripa

Five short months ago, I announced my candidacy for Congress. Today, I announced my withdrawal from the race. Throughout this entire process, I learned to listen more, be more patient with others and trust my intuition without reservation. This journey may have ended, but I'm always working on something and I'm excited to share with everyone what's next. In the meantime, I'll be taking notes: I'll speak up when necessary, share my thoughts and advocate for good policy and civility. 

Thank you for all the love and support!

I Will Not Ask for Your Permission.

"Why don't you run for city council?", "I don't think you should run.", "Are you ready?" 

Everyday, my decision to run for Congress precedes me. I have never ran for or held public office, and I can't pretend that I'm a political wizard either. However, I can and will always stay true to what I know: helping people. 

Being surrounded by the problems of the world and the immense possibility to create positive change in our nation fuels me everyday. I may not yell from every street corner, respond to every tweet or have all the answers, but I'm here to work towards change because it's needed now more than ever. 

I did not ask for anyone's permission to run over Congress and I don't plan to anytime soon.