(Note: I have attached the CTA Endorsement form at the bottom of this post if you are looking for it.)
First off let me say thank you the SCV Chamber, VIA, and VICA for hosting a well run and well attended event. That these organizations were able to get all the candidates to commit and then actually show up speaks volumes about their importance within the community. I am a proud member of the SCV Chamber and support the advocacy they, along with VIA and VICA, provide for small businesses.
The event went very well. After having only a few moments to get a small bite to eat, myself and my fellow candidates were called up to the stage to begin the forum. Jason Schaff, senior editor at The Signal, moderated the forum and did a good job. The questions were primarily business focused, as it was a chamber event, and I felt that I was able to present the case for my candidacy as the most prepared and best able to serve the citizens of the 38th Assembly District. I think the choice is clear as to who will best represent you in Sacramento.
I am small business owner. I've spent time in the public and private sectors preparing for this opportunity. I am raising my money primarily from local donors like you, not far off lobbyists looking to curry political favor. (Sidenote: Please consider making a donation to support the campaign.) I want to give you a voice in Sacramento that will work for you and not just be a seat warmer.
One of the "mottos" of the campaign recently has been, "while other states are rolling out the red carpet for business, California is rolling out the red tape." This was once again a topic of discussion today and I'm glad to hear some of the other candidates have now picked up my ideas when it comes to budgeting and regulation (Patricia McKeon being one of them), but the reality is none of them have the experience to make any thing happen with those ideas. Congressman Tom McClintock said it best last week:
"He’s the kind of leader who can assemble the majority that will save our state."
I hope you will take those words to heart and on June 5th cast your vote for me, Scott Wilk.
P.S. - If you came out to the forum this morning I thank you for your attendance and support