Victoria Catherine Wright of Simi Valley, daughter of onetime state Sen. Cathie Wright, who represented the Santa Clarita Valley in Sacramento in the 1980s and ’90s, issued the following statement Sunday announcing her bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, in this year’s congressional election.
The candidate refers to herself as “Cathie.” When her mother was in the Legislature, she went by “Victoria” or “Vicki.”
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March 14, 2012
Cathie a single, divorced mother is throwing her hat into the 25th congressional race against incumbent Rep. Buck McKeon and Dante Acosta a Gold Star Father, both fellow Republicans. Cathie has a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice (Homeland Security and Cyber Crime) and is currently finishing up on her Masters in Criminal Justice Administration and Security.
Cathie was raised in Simi Valley and worked at Von’s for 21 ½ years (her first job) before becoming permanently disabled and unable to return from a medical leave of absences. Like her mother, Cathie believes that a civil servant should not become a millionaire off the backs of tax payers.
Cathie states, “I offer something that no other candidate does in this race or any race in the country and it is bold solutions that would restore our country to being facially sound again.”
Wright who prides herself on being an out of the box thinker stated at the Los Angles County GOP Endorsement Convention “The time has come for our country to take the bold steps necessary to restore the power back to the people of this great country. At one time there was talk of developing a second Internet, I say we develop a second Internet for our government to use only, but when we do so we also create a Virtual House and Virtual Senate, keeping our congressmen/congresswomen and senators in their home districts, doing all of their work via the virtual environment.” Wright added “When we do this we get some unique results. First our elected leaders will not suffer from the disconnect they do today, as they will no longer need to travel to Washington D.C., except to be sworn into office or for the Presidential State of the Union. The savings would be close to a half a trillion dollars off of current spending levels, not of future increased spending levels. Second not even Bill Gates or the Apple Corporation will be able to afford to lobby all 547 offices across the United States, West Coast to East Coast, Alaska, to Hawaii. This will really put the power back into the hands of the people. And last, no president will ever again be able to make an out of session appointment circumventing the confirmation process.”
Cathie has a passion similar to her mother’s and promises if she is honored with being elected her constituents will always have a number to reach her personally, or leave a message for her ears only. “We need leaders like my mother; too many of the ones we have are more concerned with their own gains then in taking care of all of their constituents.”
Cathie along with her daughter take care of her mother who suffers from Dementia broke down in tears as she took the oath for office, “I only wish my mother could be here by my side.”