As the son of a union worker, I know a job is more than just a paycheck, it’s also about dignity and purpose. That’s why creating high-quality jobs was such a priority to me as an entrepreneur and businessman. My second business, CapitalSource, was given an award by the Obama administration for investment in low-income and economically distressed communities. It was also voted one of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best Places to Work.”
I’m dedicated to making an economy that lifts up all Americans. Good-paying jobs, improved training and apprenticeships, raising the minimum wage, paid family leave, and universal health care are all part of the equation, as is making sure that working people can retire with dignity.