Putting People First: Health, Leadership, Unity
1. Healthy and safe communities
Acceptance of others has been my life professionally and personally. But it is not healthy for us, our families, or our state, to be accepting of criminality that infringes upon our lives. It is not healthy to be accepting of people dying of drug addiction and mental health. It is not healthy to be accepting of women and children living homeless in our streets. And it is not healthy to accept that our children’s educational outcomes are slipping. We have lost our ways.
A healthy country will have an increased focus on drug addiction programs, mental health facilities and personnel, access to healthcare, the restoration of a strong K-12 education with the addition of technical apprentice programs, and true and swift accountability for those who break the law.
A healthy U.S. Senate will have a Senator who has first hand experience treating patients with fentanyl overdose, addiction, and critical mental health needs. We need fresh voices with different backgrounds representing us and speaking out on issues they have experienced.
2. unity among citizens
It is time for new fresh faces representing Washington in Washington D.C. We need representation that understands the values of our American family and will work for solutions, not be distracted by divisive politics.
Over the last few years, we have politically weaponized every problem that we face and because of that we have been unable to find common sense solutions. The fringes of left and right have politicized everything possible to create this divide. As U.S. Senator I will rise above these fractures and work tirelessly to find commonsense solutions that cross party lines.
3. compassionate leadership
I grew up in authoritarian one party rule and understand the harmful consequences. We need present, efficient, and effective leadership for our country to prosper. I am willing to be a senator that is engaged and present. I am willing to work hard through countless town halls to reconnect with people, build partnerships and coalitions and create a government truly by the people and for the families of Washington.
We will create an efficient and effective government that makes the safety of the citizens its number priority. We need compassionate leadership to stop allowing our people to die on the street, but to effectively and efficiently establish a triple play of programs that include drug addiction, mental health, and housing that will rid our state and country of the crisis of homelessness.
Our excellent educational curriculum and outcomes need to be restored for families to stop pulling our children out of our public schools. I will support our immigrant community and open doors for them to experience the American Dream the way I have.
For Washington State’s future
Through a career in medicine, I am here to bring Health to our State, to bring present, effective, and efficient leadership, and to create a government by the people of different walks of life and united by one common goal, to restore the safe and prosperous lives of our WA families.
-Dr. Raul Garcia