When I talk to people in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay Area, there is an incredible frustration with Congress. People feel that Congress is disconnected from their lives – that there’s too much partisanship, too much attention to special interests, and they’re not getting the job done. The old politics are just not working.
We do things differently in the Bay Area. We have a sense of competition – but it's not divisive to the point of grinding things to a halt. We respect tradition – but we bring a new approach and innovative ideas.
If there is any hope of getting Congress to work again so we can solve the important problems facing our communities, we need to bring Silicon Valley thinking to Washington. We need leaders with fresh ideas who aren’t beholden to the old politics – and who will reach across the aisle to find common ground to create jobs and grow our economy.
That’s what I hope to do – and I hope you’ll join me.