Roberts details campaign platform for Congress
Editor’s note: This is the first of an intermittent series of profiles on candidates for the 50th District Congressional seat.
Solana Beach Councilman Dave Roberts said he will will run the race for the 50th Congressional District seat now occupied by Republican Brian Bilbray next year on a platform centrally focused on three issues; finding applicable economic solutions, reforming health care and working on energy efficiency.
“I am the only candidate who has a proven track record of working across party lines to find solutions. I will continue to work in a bipartisan fashion as I have in the past” said Roberts.
Roberts will run against former Cardiff School District board member Francine Busby and Escondido criminal appellate attorney Tracy Emblem in the Democratic primary next June, with hopes of unseating Bilbray five months later in the general election at the end of the year.
Roberts said he plans to take his reputation for finding solutions using the consensus approach he practiced during his time at the Solana Beach City Council to Congress if elected.
“I plan to take my leadership style of listen first, then act to Washington,” said Roberts. “People are really nervous right now and they don’t feel as though anybody is representing them back in Washington.”
Roberts, who is extremely passionate about his campaign platform, said he is very excited to be the new choice for the seat and plans to bring fresh comments and solutions to the table.
If successful, Roberts would represent Escondido, San Marcos, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Carlsbad, La Jolla, University City and sections of Pacific Beach.
In addition to serving on the Solana Beach City Council, Roberts is vice president of government relations for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He has prior experience with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and as a financial analyst for the U.S. Air Force in both the Pentagon and Germany.
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