The Boston Globes’ James Pindell in a December 8, 2016 article titled “Calif. was the exception to 2016’s red wave. Now it might be Trump’s bulwark too” wrote:
In last month’s election, Republicans even surprised themselves with how well they did across the country.
Except in California.
Donald Trump won the popular vote when you add up 49 states.
Except when you include California.
Hispanics and white liberals simply didn’t turn out to vote at the levels they needed to give Hillary Clinton a victory in the presidential election.
Except in California.
Indeed, Democrats are at a low point nationally.
Except in California, where they control the governorship, both Senate seats, and super-majorities in the Legislature.
One of the Congressional seats up for grabs is District 16, currently held by Representative Jim Costa (D-Fresno). Costa is being challenged by Elizabeth Heng a business woman who has never held public office and has no military experience. Sound familiar?
Elizabeth Heng is launching a district-wide television campaign highlighting her congressional campaign with a vision to restore our communities and bring new leadership to Washington, D.C.
“Great things can come from great adversity” is a central theme for 33-year-old Elizabeth Heng, who is passionate about giving back to her community.
The daughter of refugees who lived through the killing fields of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge, Elizabeth was raised in Fresno where her family instilled a strong work ethic. Growing up, she worked at the local Asian grocery store her parents still run.
Elizabeth attended public school in Fresno and was class Valedictorian of Sunnyside High School. Elected student body president at Stanford University, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and went on to graduate from the Yale University School of Management with an MBA.
After graduating, Elizabeth helped her family build a successful cellular phone business. Today, the company employs more than 800 people throughout the state.
Elizabeth worked for the bi-partisan U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and learned firsthand how to fix what’s broken in Washington, D.C. A next-generation leader, Elizabeth is a committed problem solver with a new vision to create opportunities for the district.
Here is Elizabeth Heng’s powerful campaign ad: