Why Adam Schiff Should Be Our Next Senator
Schiff is a tough, battle tested leader who will deliver for California
In California we have a wealth of outstanding up and comers in state politics, and two of the most prominent examples just jumped into the race for the United States Senate. Incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein has not yet officially announced whether she will seek re-election, though she is widely expected not to run.
The two major candidates to succeed her so far both hail from the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives, and both have made a major mark in their own distinctive ways. Katie Porter, a Congresswoman from Orange County, has made her oversight of the financial industry and her fight against the excesses of Wall Street the focus of her 4 year tenure in the House.
Adam Schiff, on the other hand, has had a number of major priorities during his 22 years in the House; he was first elected to represent his congressional district in 2000. Before that he served as a member of the California State Assembly, and was also a federal prosecutor. His 3 decades of government service is a big reason why I endorse him to serve as California’s next Senator, because Schiff has proven that he knows how the system works and how to effectively navigate it to the benefit of his constituents.
Not only does he have plenty of experience and wisdom, but he has successfully made progress on many of the big issues that matter to the American people. While I admire Rep. Porter for her commitment to economic fairness for working and middle class Americans, that is only one area that needs to be focused on by our next Senator.
Schiff has been a leader on a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from protecting our democracy against Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and other right-wing extremists during both of the Trump impeachment hearings, but also on issues like gun control, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s reproductive freedom and the environment which are big priorities for the largely progressive, Democratic electorate of California.
As a resident of Schiff’s House district for the last 12 years and therefore a constituent of the Congressman’s (have proudly voted for him in every single election), I have especially appreciated his sincere focus and attention to the matters that are of specific relevance and importance to the residents of his community.
For instance, an issue that sadly doesn’t get anywhere near as much attention from our leaders in Washington as it should- the Armenian genocide and the continuing impact it has on Armenia, it’s citizens and it’s descendants- is a concern that Schiff has targeted and spoken out about loudly in order to make sure that our district’s large Armenian population is represented fairly and adequately.
Katie Porter has been a fine public servant many levels, and I’m sure there will be other very commendable, worthy candidates that enter the race in the weeks and months to come. But there is only one candidate for Senate who is a proven, resilient, battle tested fighter who we can count on 100% to deliver for us, and that’s Adam Schiff.
In a time when so much of politics has a big mess and circus-like spectacle, Schiff is a common sense, solutions oriented legislator who delivers tangible results. That’s exactly what we need in the Senate at this time of great challenge in America.