The Fresno Democrats In Action support him.
Christopher McCowan will push to expand career and technical education for students who choose a path other than college so they secure highly skilled and good-paying jobs. And, he believes every student must read, write and speak English so that everyone has an equal opportunity to compete in the demanding 21st century job market. Text books must be updated every 10 years to keep up with the times. With school drop-out rates as high as 60% in some of our Central Valley schools, we can count on Christopher McCowan to fight against those Los Angeles and San Francisco politicians who keep stealing our fair share of school funding. With health care costs spiraling out of control, Christopher McCowan knows that too many California families can’t afford adequate medical coverage and that’s a particularly serious problem for those people suffering from serious illnesses. Christopher McCowan supports tax deductions for small businesses that offer employee health care coverage, and allowing individuals to carry their health insurance between jobs, supports income tax deductions for all medical expenses, and wants more community-based health care clinics. Christopher McCowan clearly understands that high gasoline prices are forcing families to reduce spending on such necessities as food and clothing. Worse, people are losing their jobs as businesses suffer from high energy bills and reduced consumer spending. Christopher McCowan will push for a new energy policy that promotes more oil drilling and the expansion of other technologies that include biofuels, liquefied natural gas, solar and wind. Our jobs and our economy should never be at the mercy of foreign countries and foreign oil.