On the Issues
Investing in Healthcare and Defeating COVID-19
After the county hospital faced closure, Kathy Miller provided steady oversight to keep the doors open. She has fought to expand health care services for women, families and seniors. As Chair of the Board of Supervisors, Kathy has led the county’s public health response during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that people are connected to the services they need for basic healthcare, food insecurity and support for small businesses. In the Assembly, Kathy will work to ensure widespread COVID-19 testing is available for all our communities, and that those impacted by the pandemic have the resources and care they need to thrive and prosper once again.
Improving Educational Outcomes
Kathy Miller’s top priority will always be fighting for children, starting with investments in universal preschool and ensuring students can attend college without getting saddled with burdensome debt. Kathy has worked to expand after-school programs and improve collaboration between local and state agencies to help protect children from poverty, homelessness and crime.
In the wake of the COVID pandemic, Kathy will ensure the state commits resources to ensure all our students can return to school safely in accordance with public health guidelines. Kathy will fight for the immediate funding schools need, so that our students don’t fall further behind, and parents can get back to work so the economy gets moving once again. Kathy will work to prepare our youth for college or technical training to prepare them for 21st century jobs.
Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention
Kathy Miller has been on the forefront addressing housing and homelessness. As the head of the County’s Homelessness Task Force, Kathy’s worked to get people off the streets and into permanent supportive housing. As Chair of San Joaquin Board of Supervisors, Kathy recently led the adoption of a 2020 county wide strategic plan that will lead to the expansion of rental assistance, substance abuse programs and mental health programs, while also increasing affordable housing and putting an end to homelessness among veterans. In the State Assembly, Kathy will push for more housing that is truly affordable for working class families. Kathy will also continue her fight to prevent homelessness in the first place, by making policies that invest in safe, affordable housing for our families and veterans.
Clean Water and Delta Protection
Kathy Miller has been a leader in protecting the Delta, serving as Chair of the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta Conservancy and on the Delta Protection Commission. Kathy has been a leader on the Area Flood Control Agency, providing flood protection for critical infrastructure and San Joaquin County residents. In the Assembly, Kathy will continue her work to safeguard the Delta and ensure clean, reliable water supplies for our homes, businesses and farms.
Fiscal Leadership and Accountability
On the Board of Supervisors, Kathy has balanced budgets, built reserves, hired deputies and prosecutors without raising taxes every year since she was elected. When she served on the Stockton City Council, Kathy not only helped lead the city out of bankruptcy, today Stockton is one of the most fiscally healthy cities in the nation. Kathy also authored the County Board of Supervisors’ Code of Ethics, working to make government transparent and accountable to the people it serves. In the Assembly, Kathy will build upon this stellar record of accountability, transparency and fiscal leadership, ensuring our state deploys the resources needed to help all Californians prosper as we navigate the realities of the COVID pandemic.