Thank you for visiting my site! I’m candidate for California State Assembly 74th District. I am a proud American, of Mexican descent, born and raised in Orange County and I run to represent all the residents of Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Balboa, Corona del Mar, Huntington Beach and Costa Mesa in Sacramento.
I have two Bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science (with a minor in Spanish) from a private liberal arts school on the east coast, Allegheny College, in Pennsylvania. I love to travel and have been all over the world because I believe that traveling brings forth inspiration, opens our horizons of potential and possibilities. It is good for our mind, body and soul. I have been working since the age of twelve to help my family overcome poverty. I am a businesswoman, with the experience of managing hundreds of employees and making my investments grow.
I am also a Democrat and if I were to pick the Democrat who best embodies my ideas, it is President John F. Kennedy. Three years ago marked the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination; many people stopped to remember much about his life, and asked who he really was.
Like the real JFK, I am a fiscal conservative. As an elected State Assembly member, I will work to restrain State spending. I plan to emphasize tax cuts for small businesses because as a businesswoman myself, I know this will stimulate the economy and will promote job growth. I believe these tax cuts can pay for themselves by increasing government revenue, generated from the new jobs, new companies, and new prosperity for California!
Like the real JFK, I am a devout Christian. My faith is very important to me and my family, who came to this country from Mexico. Asked if religion would compromise his responsibilities, Kennedy addressed this issue openly and directly, so no voters would have concerns about his faith. I too, will answer any questions from any voter about me or my background, and promise to tell the truth.
Another question asked was about my youth. I admit, of the Assembly District 74 candidates, I’m the youngest. Like the real JFK, who was the youngest President ever elected, I’ll bring my enthusiasm, high energy, hard work and inspiration to this job. Sacramento needs my youthful perspective! Sacramento needs my youthful energy! Sacramento needs my youthful hard work! Sacramento needs my youthful inspiration!
And I promise to keep an open door policy so that not my views, but yours are represented in Sacramento as I work for you! President Kennedy promised America he would "get the country moving again."
This is my promise: I will get Sacramento moving for us again! Kennedy said that America stood, "on the edge of a New Frontier of unknown opportunities and perils—a frontier of unfilled hopes and threats." Like Kennedy, I believe we must make the most of our unanswered future, so California can continue to be the Best State in the U.S. and become more prosperous!
Like President Kennedy, I have Big Dreams. JFK wanted the United States to be first country to land a man on the moon. He did this not to spend money on wasteful government programs, but because he believed it was important to show everyone who was first. I want a California where we will again be first! First in job growth! First in education! First in equality and opportunity for all! Leading the nation and with it the world.
So, when people ask if I’m a “real” Democrat, I tell them, “I’m a JFK Democrat!” And you should be one, too! I humbly ask for your vote on November 8th. If you want a professional who will take the job seriously, please Vote Karina Onofre for California State Assembly 74th District!