High praise for Joe Krovoza

By From page B4 | June 01, 2014

I would like to provide insight about why I strongly support Joe Krovoza for Assembly. In August 2013, Joe wrote an incisive paper on issues pertaining to the Yolo County Latino community. Topics included education, health care, immigration reform, Latino voting, affordable housing and how we can move forward.

Joe mentioned that while more than 50 percent of K-12 students are Latino, only 16 percent of our teachers are Latino. On health care, Joe said that no Californian should have to live with untreated disease, ailment or injury simply because of the cost of receiving health services.

But Joe’s thoughts go beyond words — he translates them into action. For example, he oversaw the development of the New Harmony apartment complex in Davis, which offers affordable housing for working families and those on a limited income.

Joe has eagerly attended and sponsored numerous events that benefit Latinos, including the Annual Concilio Recognition Dinner, the César Chávez Youth Leadership Conference (attracting 1,500 students to UC Davis, many of whom were on their first visit to a college), the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network benefit dinner and the Cycle de Mayo Fundraiser, where Joe was the keynote speaker. These events provide needed scholarships and funds that immeasurably improve our community.

I have worked many political campaigns in Davis and Joe Krovoza ranks at the top in terms of commitment, running a positive campaign and willingness to listen to constituents to make the best possible decision. He is a bright and articulate speaker whose vast experience makes him clearly the best candidate to lead us.

Rick Gonzales

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