From the shores of Lake Tahoe to the foothills of the Sierra, it’s no surprise that the Tahoe region holds a special place in our heart. Whether you’re a mountain biker, skier, or hiker, this part of California hosts many incredible opportunities for exploration.
With a strong outdoor recreation economy and a community of passionate outdoor enthusiasts, this area cannot afford to be represented by a climate denier in Congress. California’s 4th District, stretching from Tahoe to Yosemite to King’s Canyon National Park, needs a leader on Capitol Hill who will step up to the challenge and protect our winters.
Tourism largely drives the economy in the Tahoe basin down through Yosemite National Park. From hotels and restaurants to guides and outfitters, a changing climate is a sure threat to the future prosperity of the region. Four years of drought, from 2011 to 2015, led to ski resorts in the area to shutter their doors as early as January. The lack of snow simply could not sustain their operations. The trickle-down impact was real: if people aren’t visiting the ski resorts, local businesses suffer.
Residents of California’s 4th District spend over $2 billion on outdoor recreation each year. We cannot afford to put the region’s thriving outdoor recreation economy at risk.
Tom McClintock (R)
Tom McClintock is the current congressman representing CA-04 on Capitol Hill. He has been a politician since 1982, also serving in the California House and the California Senate.
Jessica Morse (D)
Jessica Morse has served as a national security strategist for the past decade and is now challenging Tom McClintock to represent CA-04.