Pedro Rios’ is well qualified to serve as California General Assemblyman from California’s Central Valley, district 32. Pedro came to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of nine, worked hard in the fields, educated himself, joined the National Guard, became a teacher, served two terms on the Delano City Council, and is now a small business owner. Pedro was smuggled to the U.S. as a boy, but has gone through the legal process and become a citizen, and we believe his life experiences and positions on the issues would be invaluable in the California General Assembly.
Pedro’s positions show he’s a fiscal conservative who supports limited government. California is facing dire spending and debt issues. Pedro’s endorsements include many small business owners, the Kings County Farm Bureau, the Howard Jarvis Tax Payers Association, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce PAC, and Associated Builders and Contractors – Central Valley.
Pedro’s Democratic opponent says he wants to cut spending, but his long list of endorsements includes many labor unions, particularly government employee unions, and thus we doubt there is a serious commitment to cutting government spending.
By contrast, Pedro wants to cut government spending across the board with few exceptions. Pedro also supports a broad overhaul of our immigration system. Pedro’s opponent has also sought to grossly distort Pedro’s immigration stance. Pedro favors a broad reform of our immigration system rather than a ‘band aid’ approach such as Obama’s deferred action program.
It’s obvious that his opponent is seeking to pit the District’s large Hispanic population against Pedro by grossly distorting Pedro’s record on immigration, not a good reflection on his opponent honesty and integrity!
Pedro Rios is a candidate who has the taxpayers’ interests in mind, in stark contrast to his opponent who is backed by a multitude of labor unions.