With the VA in the 54th assembly, I think it's even more important to have a veteran representative.
I’m a resident of the 54th district. I live less than a 10 minute walk from the VA Hospital here in LA. The amount of homeless people, especially homeless veterans has exploded in the past couple of years. While Steve obviously brings a lot of things to the table as far as a candidate that represents the values of DSA, another important factor that I see is how a veteran like Steve would impact the actions of the VA. Steve has been active in working for veterans in other organizations, I think it’s important to not overlook the value he could bring to a larger Veteran community. He could be a vehicle for effective change in our local VA system.