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LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Just days after earning landmark endorsements from former California Attorney General Bill Lockyer and Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman, today businessman and candidate for California’s 48th Congressional District Harley Rouda unveiled a partial set of his priorities for the U.S. House of Representatives, including:

Upon rolling out his initial agenda items for Congress, businessman HarleyRouda released the following statement:

“I’ll admit it — I’m not a politician. I’m a businessman who works to get things done. For far too long, politicians in Washington have squabbled, played political games and engaged in brinkmanship. In fact, they’ve done a whole lot of all that, and not a lot of problem-solving. I’m running to change this dynamic and to put common sense and pragmatism ahead of politics.

“It’s why I want voters to know who I am, where I stand on the issues, and what I plan to deliver on their behalf. With so much at stake in the years ahead, I believe that candor, levelheadedness and a fresh approach is what’s needed in Congress. These are the reasons that today I unveiled a set of my initial priorities for Washington. We have a lot to get done, and I’ll be releasing other priorities in the months ahead, but these agenda items are right at the forefront.”

Rouda announced his campaign less than two weeks ago. Recently, he spoke to a crowd of over 600 grassroots activists at an event organized by local Democratic Clubs and the Orange County Democratic Party. To view his remarks, please visit his Facebook page here and scroll down to his Facebook live coverage from the event.

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman who has created several successful companies, and now serves on the board on numerous companies in a variety of industries. Rouda received an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. He lives in Laguna Beach, with his wife Kaira Rouda, a bestselling author. They have four children.

Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, Harley has been involved in fighting homelessness and domestic violence; active with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development.

The 48th Congressional District is considered a ripe pickup opportunity for Democrats, as Hillary Clinton won the district by 2%. The district is seen as all the more winnable given that Rohrabacher is one of Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress. The 48th Congressional district also had one of the largest swings of any Congressional district in the country from 2012 to 2016, with more than 13 percentage points at the presidential level shifting to Democratic.

Posted on March 13, 2017 in Press Releases.

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