About Dr. Ami Bera
Ami Bera has always believed in hard work and community service—and refuses to accept a future where our children and grandchildren don’t have the amazing opportunities that he did. A first generation American, Ami benefited from California’s public schools, from kindergarten through medical school.
After he graduated, Ami put his degree to work for us, serving Sacramento County as Chief Medical Officer. He used his skills as a tough negotiator to fight to reduce the cost of health care, create jobs, and deliver care to tens of thousands of Sacramento residents.
Ami went on to become a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach at UC Davis, where he taught the next generation of doctors to care for patients. He helped the student-run clinics find innovative ways to engage with the community and deliver care to those who needed it the most.
Ami and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their daughter, Sydra. Today, he’s running for Congress because Washington needs a new kind of leadership. As our Representative, he will put people first. That is the only way we can create jobs, save Medicare, and bring about a better future for our children and grandchildren.
We need a new generation of leaders that will put the public good over personal gain. I am committed to making the world a better place for our children and grandchildren—and I will work relentlessly to build an economy that works for the middle class.
Career politicians have lined their pockets with special interest money and turned their backs on the values that made our country great—and now we’re left to pay the price for their government malpractice. This is why I am taking a new oath, like the one I took to become a Doctor, to put people first. In Congress, I pledge to:
•Oppose Congressional pay raises until unemployment is below 5% in Sacramento County.
•Lead the charge against absurd Congressional perks, like flying first class on the taxpayers’ dime.
•Refuse a Congressional pension until Medicare and Social Security are secure for all Americans.
•Sponsor No Budget, No Pay—a law that says if Congress doesn’t do their job and pass a responsible budget, they don’t get paid.
As a first generation American, born and raised in California, the promise of America has been the story of my life. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work hard at great public schools, reach my potential, and create a full and successful life.
But for too many of us, this promise no longer rings true. We face a record jobless rate, a health care crisis, and a crumbling school system that is failing our children.
I am running for Congress because I know it must be a place for service, not personal gain. I know things can be different. Together, we can create a more compassionate, sensible, and sustainable America.
Physician and Educator