One prominent candidate fighting to become California's next governor was a noticeable no-show at the first-ever Asian-Pacific Islander gubernatorial debate.
- Governor of California
- Primary Election: June 5, 2018. Top two candidates move to the General
- Public Policy Advisor
- Mayor of Los Angeles (2005-2013)
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Villaraigosa on income inequality and why he’s running
“If we want to restore the luster to the California dream, we’ve got to grow more middle-class jobs.”
Villaraigosa on pensions reform
“I don’t believe in defined contributions, that’s a pathway to poverty. If our pensions aren’t sustainable, we have to work together but I’m not going to demonize a cafeteria worker.”
Villaraigosa on education
“I challenged seniority. Poor kids can’t lose 55% of their teachers.”
Villaraigosa on housing and redevelopment
“There’s no question that there’s a direct correlation with taking away those redevelopment dollars and a worsening housing crisis.”
Election 2018 Voter Guide
KQED and By The Bay are partnering to cover the 2018 Election with a collaborative Voter Guide.