Changing times bring with it a new set of challenges to overcome. As the needs of constituents and the problems facing their communities evolve, so too should the policies aimed at addressing these concerns. Unfortunately, the fact of the matter is that many in Congress have failed to keep up. Congressional productivity and approval have both dropped considerably over the past twenty years, and the average age of Congress is almost as high as ever. Even as emerging technologies radically redefine the ways in which Americans live their daily lives, only a small fraction of members of Congress have any experience in such fields. Entrenched incumbents remain in office for decades, exploiting and exacerbating a broken system which rewards inaction and partisanship.
Solving the uniquely complex problems of the twenty-first century and this new decade requires rational, evidence-based, and data-driven decisions which are made in the best interest of the American people. An understanding of the multifaceted issues which are transforming communities in Silicon Valley and beyond is key to crafting sound and more informed decisions. Innovative solutions which harness the limitless possibilities of new technologies have the potential to make our government more efficient and accountable, and will allow us to better examine and respond to the needs of constituents. The time is now, more than ever, for new leaders to take the stage, prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow head-on.
I am running for Congress because I believe that we need legislators for the digital age. As your representative, I will work tirelessly to promote proactive and pro-business reforms, combat discrimination and hatred, and push for policies which help Americans recover as fast as possible from the devastation of the pandemic. By tapping into the pioneering spirit of innovation which made our district what it is today, I’ll use my experience as a technology entrepreneur to champion evidence-based, solutions-oriented, policies which will finally make Congress work for you.