Senator Anderson is an East County Powerhouse

Senator Anderson is an East County Powerhouse

Last week Senator Joel Anderson hosted his annual Holiday Gala at Toyota of El Cajon. The event drew over 3000 people, and served as welcome reminder for the type of support our legislators can earn when they excel at constituent service and vote on behalf of the people’s interests in Sacramento.

The event came on the heels of Senator Anderson’s re-election to a second term with nearly 70% of the vote out of over 210,000 ballots cast. His re-election was well earned as the Senator distinguished himself during his first term as a prolific yet principled legislator. Senator Anderson has authored or co-authored over 80 bills over the past two years, including legislation encouraging President Obama to expedite visa processing to Iraqi minority communities that have become victims of ISIS atrocities. He also authored bi-partisan legislation to prevent the State of California from providing material support for the federal government’s unconstitutional electronic data gathering programs.

While Senator Anderson’s political strength in East County and work ethic in Sacramento are of great importance, what is most important is that he is a man of principle. When three of his Democratic colleagues were prosecuted for corruption last term, Senator Anderson was the only state senator, Republican or Democrat, to push for the expulsion of those corrupt politicians from the chamber. His colleagues outvoted him on that one 28-1, choosing to protect their own rather than Californians deprived of representation, but Senator Anderson’s willingness to be the lone voice on the side of right continues to endear him to his constituents.

I was proud to support Senator Anderson in his re-election to the State Senate and greatly appreciate all he has done and continues to do on behalf of East County San Diegans and Californian’s everywhere. I look forward to continuing to support him in the future as he works to provide principled service and leadership to our region.

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