I am a 21-year-old Cal Poly student and when I read the news about the paralysis that is occurring in Congress at the expense of the people, it becomes clear to me that we need a new voice in Washington.
Abel Maldonado is a moderate Republican who knows working solutions to real-world problems. Abel puts people first and will work with both parties to pass the best solutions to our nation’s troubles. He has proven this during his tenure in the state Legislature where he crossed party lines to pass a budget and prevent California from falling further in debt.
This was a tough choice that took courage to make and cost him the support of many in his party. This is a stark contrast to Congresswoman Lois Capps, who rarely votes against her party and continues to spend excessive amounts of money on programs that have failed to achieve their goals. These programs cost the taxpayer and have not improved the economy, the national debt, or the chances of my generation finding a job after graduating from college.
It is time to elect a representative who will save any chance my generation has at a better future.