LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
State of California November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Elizabeth Emken

Candidate for
United States Senator

This is a copy of information submitted to elections officials by the candidate

We can't change Washington without changing some of the people in Washington. The gridlock we see in Congress every day is hurting Californians. Unemployment in our state is much higher than the national average, job growth is slower, and that means fewer opportunities for California's hard-working men and women. Of the 10 cities in America with the worst unemployment, 9 are in our state. California has had the same representation in the United States Senate for nearly twenty years, yet our challenges have grown worse. The Senate's failure to act on critically important bills means the small businesses we need to create jobs are threatened by higher taxes, and even more burdensome regulations. Our Central Valley farmers need water. Our high tech sector needs tax reform that keeps jobs here. Our national security and defense industries are seriously threatened. The status quo has failed. We need new leadership, renewed energy, and a fresh start in the U.S. Senate. As a wife and mother of three, I'm concerned for my children's future. I'm determined to make Washington work by making it easier to create jobs here in California instead of overseas, by making sure you and your family can choose the education and health care that's right for you, and that we help those who are truly in need. I would be honored to earn your support. Learn more at http://www.Emken2012.com.

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