California’s 4th Congressional District is fortunate to have three candidates seeking to replace Tom McClintock in Washington D.C. Here are campaign summaries along with links to the candidates’ web sites for further reading.
Regina is a proud native of California’s 4th District. Her family has lived in Roseville since 1984. Regina grew up playing in Maidu Park, attending the local public schools, and camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains. She also worked part-time as a softball umpire, ice cream scooper, sandwich-maker, and retail salesperson.
Regina was a class valedictorian at Granite Bay High School. She went on to earn a BA from Stanford University and an MA and PhD from Yale University. She also studied abroad in Latin America, where she learned to speak Spanish fluently.
After 9/11, Regina became a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State. She studied terrorist travel and border security in Washington, DC, and she served as a vice-consul at the US Embassy in Guatemala City. Regina issued and denied visas, investigated visa fraud, and assisted American citizens in distress abroad. If elected, Regina would be the only former consular officer in Congress.
Currently, Regina is an assistant professor of political science. She teaches classes on research methods, the philosophy of science, Latin American politics, and crime and policing. She has received several prestigious awards for her academic research and for her mentoring of undergraduate students.
Regina is married to Vivek Krishnamurthy, and they have three young children. Together with her family, Regina enjoys hiking, camping, snowshoeing, biking, reading, and gardening. She is also an avid knitter.
To learn more: http://www.bateson4congress.com/
As a geoscientist, activist, and single mother, Roza Calderon knows that we need leaders who represent real people’s needs over party interests. That means combating climate change, fighting for Medicare for All, and building an inclusive economy – not because it’s popular, because it’s the right thing to do for California’s 4th District.
Raised in the “All-American City” of Lincoln, CA, she planted her roots and is raising her family in Congressional District 4. Roza values hard work and understands the importance of restoring the faith in the American Dream. She is dedicated to standing up for working, blue-collar families to secure their livelihoods. The American Dream is rooted in the ideas that every child deserves equal opportunity to excel and that individuals who work hard should have a fair shot to get ahead, no matter where they started in life.
We are a nation united by civic values. These beliefs help build our national character and our economy. When we provide equal opportunity for all, our economy does better for everyone. Roza will fight for every Californian and American to make sure the American Dream is there for the next generation and many more to come.
To learn more: https://www.electroza.org/
Having worked for her country for over a decade as a national security strategist, including over a year in Iraq, Jessica Morse, 35, is running for Congress to support and defend her community.
Jessica is running for Congress because she is…
A Daughter of the Foothills: A fifth generation northern Californian, Jessica’s ancestors crossed the Sierra in covered wagons and settled outside of Auburn. Her great-great grandmother worked the telegraph booth at Donner Pass in the early 1900s. Jessica and her family still manage hundreds of acres of the original forestland her ancestors pioneered.
A National Security Strategist: As Advisor to the Commander of US Pacific Command (US military headquarters for Asia and the Pacific), Jessica strengthened the US-India defense relationship using renewable energy and worked to counter terrorist threats in South Asia. Jessica has a Masters Degree from Princeton University where she focused on nuclear non-proliferation.
Experienced in Federal Budgets: Jessica has more federal budget experience than many sitting members of Congress, having managed billions of dollars in the global foreign aid budget at the State Department and later USAID. She has battled with the congressional appropriations committees to cut wasteful spending and improve aid effectiveness.
A Fearless Humanitarian: Jessica spent over a year in Baghdad with USAID at the height of the war, serving side-by-side with our troops. She also worked in Ethiopia, Nepal, Myanmar, and India promoting global stability.
An Outdoors Woman: Jessica grew up hiking, fishing, and hunting with her family throughout Northern California. An avid backpacker, Jessica has hiked the entire length of California’s 4th district – 500 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from North of Tahoe to Mt. Whitney.
To learn more: https://www.morse4congress.com