I want to share some exciting news with you: The Sacramento Bee just endorsed me for the general election!
I'm grateful for their endorsement. Here's what they had to say about my campaign for Secretary of State:
Padilla, an MIT-trained engineer, no doubt would apply his methodical mind to fixing the clunky campaign finance database and reforming a business registration process stuck in the 19th century. His background would be a plus for a position that makes important and costly decisions about technology and numbers, from assessing voting machine processes to building databases.
Registering a new business more easily in California. Implementing campaign finance reform and transparency measures. Restoring trust in government.
These ideas may sound like common sense, but it will take uncommon energy and dedication to make the progress we need.
That's why I'm running -- and why The Sacramento Bee, police officers, firefighters, nurses, and the League of Conservation Voters all support my campaign.
Thank you for your support, too. Onward to November!
P.S. Be sure to tune in to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Forum today (Thursday) from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., where I'll appear with my Republican opponent to discuss critical issues of civic engagement. It's sold out, but you can click here to watch the webcast.NATE »