"A lifelong Bay Area resident and the daughter of a truck driver and Teamster, Zoe attended Palo Alto public schools. With the help of scholarships, she later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law." "Zoe served on the staff of former Congressman Don Edwards for eight years in both his San Jose and Washington DC offices. While practicing and teaching immigration law, she was first elected to the San Jose Evergreen Community College Board in 1979 and to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors the following year, where she served for 14 years."
On healthcare . . .
"Expanding access to quality, affordable health care has been one of Zoe’s driving causes as an elected official. She supported the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - as a step in the right direction towards this goal, particularly for working Americans who could not previously afford health care."
On the environment . . .
"Zoe has also long believed that protecting the environment and growing the economy are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, Zoe believes American "know how" and innovation will lead the way in addressing the challenges we face from climate change. With this in mind, the efforts of Silicon Valley innovators and engineers will continue to play a key role in pioneering the new technologies that will help protect our environment.
To that end, Zoe is committed to working with her colleagues in Congress to find solutions ensuring a clean and healthy environment capable of nurturing and supporting our families and future generations."
Plans for Economy
"As the elected Chair of the 39-member California Democratic Congressional Delegation, Zoe has worked with her colleagues to help California with investments in infrastructure, transportation, and clean American energy programs that put people to work in jobs that can't be sent overseas."
"Education is one of the most important issues Zoe deals with as a Member of Congress. The stakes are enormous and Zoe takes seriously her responsibility to ensure that the federal government make plans and positions well to make resources available for the education of our children.
Zoe is committed to making sure that elementary and secondary schools get the resources they need to ensure that we are are 'leaving no child behind.' Additionally, Zoe continues to work with her colleagues in Congress to make college more affordable and accessible to students."