Osmeña Shares Solutions on Fil-Am Radio San Francisco Bay Area
Cristina Osmeña (seated, center) with her son and members of Fil-Am Radio.
By Quinn Eibert, Osmeña for Congress Press Office
Published August 22, 2018
DALY CITY, CA – GOP nominee for Congress in California’s 14th District Cristina Osmeña shared everything from her solutions to some of America’s most pressing problems to her Filipino heritage in a wide-ranging interview on Fil-Am Radio San Francisco Bay Area’s La Vida Poca Show on Sunday evening.
Osmeña, who won a spot in the November general election and earned more than 32,000 votes during the June 5th Primary, highlighted her moderate ideology – a rarity among politicians in today’s hyper-partisan age, yet the ideology held by most voters.
“I am probably one of the more liberal Republicans,” Osmeña said. “What makes me a Republican, pretty squarely, is my economic agenda. And my social leanings are… a lot more liberal.
“I really want to live in a country that is inclusive. It influenced my running because I knew where I stood, and I knew that as a woman, and as an immigrant, and as a minority, that would make a statement.”
In addition to addressing issues including the high cost of living and unsound fiscal policy, Osmeña outlined what a United States Representative can do to help solve the local housing crisis, and how she would lead in office.
“What a Federal person can do is lead by driving opinion to do something else,” Osmeña said. “There is a lot of regulation around how you can build that really slows the process.”
Osmeña contrasted her vision of responsible legislative action as a Representative with 68-year-old incumbent Representative Jackie Speier’s ineptness at passing laws, despite her 10-year tenure in Congress.
“The goal is to provide an alternative to the incumbent that we’ve had now,” Osmeña said. “We’ve had a ten year incumbent… she hasn’t really legislated. I would like to be viewed as the candidate that would be more active on the legislative side.
“She’s introduced two bills that have been turned into law since she became a Congresswoman,” Osmeña added. “So that’s two bills in ten years, and one of them was on the issuance of a postage stamp, and the other one was naming a post office.
“I think that this is a much more serious district than that,” Osmeña continued. “We have a… very multicultural influence in our district, and the United States needs to understand the full impact of something like that. We have a very intelligent base, accomplished base, and I think that this district can be much more of an influence than it is on the legislature.”