Since being sworn into office in January 2019, Mike has focused on remaining as accessible as possible to the people he serves. Whether he’s visiting local businesses and hosting house parties or meeting with constituents virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike is determined to spend as much time as possible with the families and organizations he represents.
During his first campaign for Congress, Mike pledged to hold a public town hall every single month he is in office, and that’s exactly what he has done. When the pandemic started, he immediately converted his town halls to a virtual format, increased the frequency of them, and invited local public health experts to join to make sure his constituents had the information they needed. He has also held hundreds of house parties with voters in neighborhoods across the district since announcing his candidacy in 2017, including an ongoing series of virtual house parties during the pandemic.
Mike is also committed to delivering results on local priorities for our communities. He has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding to support institutions in our district like UC San Diego, Scripps Research, and many others.
He played a leading role in securing $300 million to clean up the water pollution in the Tijuana River Valley, hundreds of millions for Camp Pendleton, and key federal funding to help secure our coastal bluffs, expand desalination projects, modernize North County Transit District infrastructure, and much more.
For as long as he serves, Mike’s top priority will be to work across the aisle and remain accessible to constituents in our district.