James will be the first out LGBTQ person of color to represent San Mateo County in the California legislature!
James was born and raised in a working class San Mateo County family. On the South San Francisco City Council, James stands out because he stands up for us against the extremely wealthy and well- connected – and wins!
Standing up for Working Families
In South San Francisco, James took on the establishment and won his City Council election to fight for struggling families. Now, his coalition of parents, teachers and childcare advocates is working to tax wealthy corporations to improve teacher wages and provide universal preschool to all 3, 4, and 5 year olds in the city.
A Generational Battle on Climate Change
James will take bold action to combat the impacts of climate change – wildfires, drought, pollution, sea level rise. As the youngest city councilmember ever elected in South City, James won’t be knocked off course –-it’s his generation that will bear the brunt of these impacts. He will also take bold action to hold PG&E accountable.
Building affordable housing
In Sacramento, James will fight for truly affordable housing, and social housing, for those in need, and make it near public transit to help reduce commuter traffic. He’ll protect renters from corporate landlords, eviction and unfair rent hikes that lead to displacement and homelessness.