Op-Ed Letter I Co-authored in the Huffington Post

Taking Back Democracy Posted: 03/31/2015 8:18 am EDT Updated: 03/31/2015 9:59 am EDT   Five years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling, big-money campaign donors and wealthy special interests have amassed unprecedented political power — and their corrosive influence on our government is growing. Every election brings new examples of special interests drowning…

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CQ Roll Call – March 17, 2015

A California Freshman With Soles of His Own By Kyle Trygstad Posted at 5 a.m. on March DeSaulnier holds the Bay Area district once held by George Miller. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Rep. Mark DeSaulnier would be “quite wealthy” if he had a dime for every time someone said he had “big…

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District Oath of Office Ceremony


While I was officially sworn into office in Washington D.C., the  ceremony in Concord was very special to me because it is where I raised my two sons, opened a small business, and served as a local elected official and as Mayor. To be surrounded by constituents and colleagues, and…

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