Editor’s Note: This biography was provided by the candidate’s office.
For the last two decades, Mike has been involved in a variety of local, state and federal political campaigns and community organizations. Now, he wants to be your champion in Washington.
Mike was raised in South Orange County, where he attended public elementary and junior high schools. Mike spent his high school years in Los Angeles at Loyola High and then went to Stanford University, where he was honored to serve as student body president. After college, Mike served in the Coro Fellows Program and then attended Duke University School of Law. After law school, he served as Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County, and has worked as an attorney focused on environmental and energy regulatory compliance and government affairs.
Mike is a passionate believer in clean energy and has over a decade of experience in the industry, helping to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable power generation and transportation options. Mike has served for several years on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, based in San Diego, and co-founded Sustain OC in Orange County. For his work in clean energy, Mike was named to the OC METRO 40 under 40.
On top of championing environmental policies, Mike will fight for Medicare for All, affordable higher education, preventing gun violence, protecting Social Security, a woman’s right to choose, and a $15 federal minimum wage.
Mike lives in San Juan Capistrano with his wife, Chrissy, a graduate of the University of Arizona and Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and their two children, ages 5 and 3.