Imagine you are an employer and a man comes in and asks you for a job, his name is Congressman John Garamendi.
His job skills are as follows:
* Elected to state Legislatures in 1974;
* 40 experience crafting public policy;
* Chaired the Senate Health Committee where he passed the Rural Health Act serving millions in underserved communities with health clinics’
* Appointed deputy secretary of interior under President Clinton: improved water available to farmers and gained expertise in California water issues;
* Elected insurance commissioner: held health and home insurance companies accountable for trying to scam Californians and created the nation’s best consumer protection agency;
* Supported health care bill passed and approved by Supreme Court: takes effect 2013. Covers 2.5 million young adults, 35 million for seniors (i.e., free physical exams and other screenings); and
* Committed to Medicare and Medi-Cal and defends against defunding by Paul Ryan’s (voucher) budget bill.
Character references show: 40 years as a public servant, dedicated to serving the underserved, veterans and seniors and has earned public trust. Is focused on creating jobs and rebuilding infrastructure and industries in California.
On Tuesday, we get to decide whom to hire, and Garamendi is unquestionably the most qualiﬁed for the job.