Lois Capps running for reelection
July 29, 2011
“I am pleased to announce that I will be running for election to the 24th congressional district to represent the people of the Central Coast in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“The new 24th district is comprised of a wonderfully diverse array of communities, from coastal communities like Cambria, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, to vital agricultural centers such as Paso Robles, Santa Maria and the Santa Ynez Valley, and important centers of education, military and high tech like San Luis Obispo, Vandenberg Air Force Base and Goleta. I am very excited to have the opportunity to once again represent the hardworking people of these wonderful communities.
“Our country faces many challenges today and the people of the Central Coast know that we all need to come together to meet them. I have a record of accomplishment that I believe reflects the common sense values of the Central Coast and I always work hard to put achieving solutions above partisan concerns.
“Right now, I am focused on the job my constituents have elected me to do – like getting our economy fully restarted and creating jobs, protecting Medicare and Social Security from those who want to want to privatize them, and improving our children’s education opportunities and moving our country to a clean energy future. But at the appropriate time I will once again run a strong, positive grassroots campaign that focuses on the issues.
“Finally, I appreciate the time and effort of the Commissioners to complete the laborious effort of drafting the new lines for Congressional districts. The people of California owe them a debt of gratitude for their perseverance in completing this difficult task.”