Technology executive and entrepreneur Rachel Payne announced her campaign for California's 48th Congressional District. "People in Orange County and across America are facing major challenges. When I talk to people in my community, they are concerned about how they are going to maintain a secure job, afford their home, and put their kids through college. Our economic growth opportunities are unprecedented, but in order for us to advance, we have to make sure everyone has a chance to play the game. Many feel that the current political environment is a direct attack on who they are and their livelihoods,” said Rachel Payne.
“We deserve a Representative in Congress who will focus on the issues that matter most — our transforming economy, access to affordable health care, and addressing the changes in our climate.”
California’s 48th Congressional District consists of Orange County’s coastal cities of Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, as well as Aliso Viejo, Fountain Valley, Laguna Niguel, and Westminster. Incumbent Dana Rohrabacher has been named one of the 10 most vulnerable Members of Congress in 2018. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton carried the district with nearly 48% of the vote.
Rachel Payne is an ideal candidate at a time of transition to a new economy and has experience in building tech ecosystems and tools that improve people’s lives. Throughout her career, she has championed policies that make a meaningful place for everyone in the new economy.
“I believe I have the experience, problem solving skills, passion and compassion needed to bring people together and put forth innovative solutions for Orange County’s most pressing problems. I look forward to hearing more about the issues that people care about most here.”