By Miriam Raftery
In an exclusive interview with East County Magazine, 52nd Congressional District candidate Lori Saldaña offered in-depth perspectives on top national issues—including the impacts of federal policies being felt in San Diego and East County.
May 21, 2012 (San Diego) – Lori Saldaña knows how to be a tough competitor. A field hockey athlete in college and outdoor enthusiast who led hikes through San Diego’s backcountry, she became our region’s Sierra Club President and sued to enforce environmental laws. As an educator, she created successful job training programs. In Sacramento, she chaired powerful committees and pushed through landmark legislation that she authored--including AB 32, California’s major measure to combat global warming and SB 1, the million solar roofs initiative. President Bill Clinton appointed her to co-chair a committee on water quality improvements for 10 U.S.-Mexico border states. Scrappy and determined, she’s earned her reputation as a fighter with a winning record.