Our beautiful coastline is a key reason why so many people choose to call this area home. Niki and I love raising Connor in Laguna Beach.

It’s also no secret that Southern CA is experiencing extreme drought conditions. We must alleviate the struggle for our community. We must balance our water needs with environmental protection. I am in favor of conservation and reuse.

99% of scientists (including myself) agree that climate change is real, it’s happening now, and humans have an impact on it.  Here in Southern California, we treasure our coastline and environment because it’s our home. Science tells us that the best way to combat climate change is to cut greenhouses gases, especially carbon pollution. I support fulfilling our duty to the Paris Accords and following through on our commitment to decrease our impact on global warming.

I will work to end the subsidies and close the loopholes that currently favor the fossil fuel industry. I believe investing in clean energy is the key to our energy independence and will create well-paying domestic jobs which benefits both the US economy and our environment.

Throughout my career, I have used a fact-based approach to address complex medical issues. I will use the same science and fact-based approach to preserve our environment for future generations.