独家专访华州州长共和党候选人加西亚博士:我是你们中的一员

49岁的加西亚博士(Dr. Raul Garcia) 幼年随父母作为难民从古巴来到美国迈阿密,从迈阿密大学毕业后,去到纽约攻读医学博士。他一度担任美国参议员鲍勃.多尔的助理。2007年来到华盛顿州亚基马县,帮助建立一个医学院,他也担任亚基马县一家医院的急诊医生。加西亚博士参选华盛顿州州长,是因为他不希望华州政府成为像古巴那样的威权政府,另外在抗击疫情、处理游行示威、教育、无家可归者危机等方面,他相信自己比现任州长英斯利做得更好。加西亚博士主张保护移民的美国梦,反对华州的性教育法案、反对平权法案、主张枪支安全。他说,我也是你们中的一员,我也是少数族裔,我和华人是在同一条船上的,让我们一起赢得选举。

自从2020年5月15日登记参选以来,加西亚博士已经得到前州长Dan Evans、联邦参议员Slade Gorton、华州前检察长、前州长候选人Rob McKenna等重量级政治人物的支持,加西亚博士在共和党内呼声高涨,很可能在8月4日的初选中胜出,并将于11月3日的大选中挑战现任州长英斯利。

2020年7月15日,加西亚博士接受西雅图中文电台美国故事栏目的独家专访。以下是专访的文字实录(英文版在中文版之后)。

The English version the interview transcript is following the Chinese version)

独家专访华盛顿州州长候选人加西亚博士(Dr. Raul Garcia) (2020年7月15日,小元主持,嘉宾:加西亚博士Dr. Raul Garcia, 翻译:露祎)

(Dr. Raul Garcia接受西雅图中文电台美国故事栏目的专访)

小元:亲爱的听众朋友们,晚上好,欢迎收听西雅图中文电台美国故事栏目,我是小元。今天我们非常有幸的请到华盛顿州州长的候选人, Raul Garcia博士来参加我们的节目。Welcome Dr.Garcia。

Dr.Raul Garcia: Thankyou for having me。

小元:我们也感谢露祎担任这次采访的翻译。

露祎:谢谢台长。

小元:我们是上周在中国海景大酒楼参加一个活动,非常高兴地得知来自古巴的难民,现在是亚基马县的一名急诊医生,加西亚博士要参加今年华盛顿州的州长的竞选,加西亚博士是一个非常传奇的人物,我们也是非常荣幸有这个机会向我们华人的听众朋友和观众朋友们介绍他。

Dr. Raul Garcia: 谢谢你,我很高兴参加你们的采访。

小元:我的第一个问题就是想问一下加西亚博士,您为什么会打算参加竞选的华盛顿州的州长的竞选?

Dr. Raul Garcia: (通过翻译) 我竞选州长的决定是源自于我在过去几个月当中在与新冠病毒抗战,因为我是一名医生,我在病毒抗战第一线工作,在过去几个月的工作中,我发现了一些我不太喜欢和认同的事情。第一件事情我们没有能够很好地保护我们的弱势群体,比方说我们很多的老人院的老人,他们都得了病,去世了,弱势群体没有受到很大的很好的照顾。

还有一个我看到在我们第一波当我们的病毒在最初是得到控制的情况下,医院也是比较空的,我们也有能力去接待更多的病人,一些医院也在休假医生和护士,因为没有病人可治。那个时候我认为我们应该更多的开放我们的城市,重启我们的经济,但是那些都没有发生。

我没有看我们在人的健康的方面以及在小企业的健康,在这两者之间取得一个平衡的发展,所以很多人都又因此受到了痛苦。

有一件真正推动我站出来的事情,是因为我看到我们政府当中的分支就是我们的政府当中的行政分支,它没有很好的平衡与其他的政府部门之间的关系,而是采取了一个控制的控制人的手段去强制的命令一些而没有得到教育的民众,就是没有得到很好的教育和推广,就采取了一些政府的强制行为,用行政手段来强制。

这个使我想起了我自己原来的国家,古巴也是有一个非常强制的政府,所以让我的感觉非常不好,是我想站出来做些什么。


(现任州长的施政,让加西亚博士想起了古巴)

小元:我下一个问题,在处理新冠新冠病毒疫情这个方面,您是不是觉得可以比现任州长英斯利做得更好?

Dr. Raul Garcia:  我们需要在公民的健康与企业的健康之间取得平衡,这在现在的州政府没有发生。当人们做某项工作做得很糟糕,需要被解雇时,我们需要在我们的州负责。这没有发生。

我们已经在失业补助金中被欺诈损失了6.5亿美元,没有人被解雇。我们对公民健康和民众健康之间的平衡不抱任何兴趣。

因此,我不相信一个大政府,就像我所说的那样,使我想起了古巴,这个国家拿走了我的独立性,拿走了家庭的土地。这就是我们来到美国的原因。

我们州现在允许人们走上街头打砸抢,摧毁了那些已经被病毒大流行摧毁的生意。我们自己不能到街上去。我们必须为民众提供安全,人们寻求政府为他们提供安全并给予他们安全,为他们的孩子提供良好的教育,为今后走上工作岗位铺平道路。

我们在这个政府中所变成的是一个大政府,它控制着并且想要继续拥有控制权,而不是把教育放在优先地位。结果就让罪犯在主管着街头。

我们已经到达了需要改变的关键时刻。


(华盛顿州被骗走了6亿5000万美元失业补助金,竟然没有人对此负责下台)

小元:您在自己的竞选的宣传传单上面写的是first do no harm就是首先不要伤害,认为华盛顿州的民众最重要的就是健康,你能不能展开讲一讲?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 我们现在有一个大的问题,我们最大的问题是我们的精神健康问题,我们有很多人都有了精神方面的一些疾病,这是我们现在西雅图最有一些无家可归流浪汉问题的一个重要的原因,因为那些人他们并不想要回家,他们有药物上瘾这个问题,还有一些心理疾病在过去8年中州长英斯利对解决这个问题什么都没有做。

现在在西雅图、Bellevue或者Spoken,还有华盛顿州的其他城市,无家可归者的问题很严重,但是没有解决方案。他认为我们要解决根因根本的原因,是没有从根源上解决问题。我相信我们应该从精神疾病和吸毒成瘾这些根本原因上进行医治,而不该停留在表面症状上。

我们需要建立一些项目,要让那些无家可归者离开街头,离开毒品,重新去工作,重新开始新的生活。我们要在医疗保健上给予有精神疾病的人士以帮助。我们需要给华盛顿州的公民更好的医疗保健。

我认为我有很好的计划来实现这些目标。

小元:说的太好了。如果新冠疫情会比我们想象的持续的时间还要长,比如说超过今年,明年还有,您有没有什么方案,一方面能够使得华盛顿的居民健康,另一方面也能使得华盛顿州的企业的业务、生产经营也能够不受到大的影响。

Dr. Raul Garcia: 是的,当然可以。我认为这里的重点是教育民众。

因此,人们应该接受正确的教育,做出正确的决定。我们在11月将举行一场流感季节来袭活动,那时候新冠病毒COVID-19还没有结束。因此,我在8月4日赢得初选时的提议非常重要,我赢得初选后的提议的是去每家医院,并确保我们有一个计划来帮助医疗方面的社区。

现在,我们比以往任何时候都更有信心治疗新冠肺炎COVID-19。而且大多数新冠病例都在家中治疗的。大多数进入我急诊室的病例都回家了,十个中九个回家去治疗的。是的,我们还有更多病例,并还将继续下去。

但是我们会比以往任何时候都更好地对待它。我认为我们将有一个计划。因此,当流感在11月流行时,我们可以同时应对流感和新冠病毒COVID-19,而人们不会感到恐惧和恐慌。这是值得的教育。在业务方面,我们需要让我们的妈妈经常去的超市能够负责任地开业。

也许他们会戴上口罩。他们会采取预防措施洗手,并确保顾客也这样做。我认为我们会那样做。我们不能忘记我们的经济。我们的经济需要重新启动并取得成果。

我们可以在公民健康与企业健康之间取得平衡。

我是一名微生物专家,这是我的专业领域,也是我熟悉的领域。


(平衡健康和经济)

小元:您是否觉得现任州长英斯利在教育方面的工作做的好,您是否觉得您能够比他做的更好?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 我认为现任州长在教育方面做得很糟糕。现任州长所做的只是强制,而不是教育。这不是政府的作用。政府的作用是帮助和代表民众,教育民众,向民众展示,以便他们能够做出自己的决定并帮助他们的家庭。但是现在这些都没有做。

这是我竞选州长的一个重要原因,因为州长在这里要为民众开放机会。我们作为移民知道,在这个国家只要辛勤工作,我们可以创造机会。但是政府在那里应该帮助我们,而不是限制我们的发展。

在新冠病毒大流行中,我们必须有更多的教育,给人们更多的教育。当然,有了更多的教育,我们就可以掌握帮助家庭的知识。

小元:我有一个follow up的问题,您觉得怎样才能够更加合理的使用政府在教育方的方面的经费,怎样才能更好的使用经费。

Dr. Raul Garcia: 当然,在谈论对孩子的教育和对我们的年轻人的教育时,我们需要做有意义的工作,而不是忙碌的工作。

我们州在现任政府下集中了很多精力建立了一个官僚机构,而不是把权力交给老师和教室。我们需要一个更强大的、更有效率的教育体系,而不是更昂贵的教育体系。

我们需要更强大的小学,让我们的孩子们为与世界其他地方竞争做好充分的准备。我们需要历史和公民教育回到我们的教室里。这样,我们就不会有任何人会拆卸雕像而不知道他们在做什么,不知道那是谁的雕像,或者不知道雕像人物实际上为我们国家做了什么。

这是非常不爱国的。因此,我们需要教育孩子的职业道德,历史和公民素质,使他们在高中成为更好的人,我们需要开发一些教育项目。对那些不去上大学的学生,尽早参加这样的教育项目。

我们的孩子中有的孩子将上大学。但是有的孩子不会去上大学,也许他们可以上贸易学校,技术学校,或者做建筑学徒,或者在其他体面的工作上有一个良好的开端,当他们读完十二年级时,这样的教育将为他们准备一份工作。因为他们在高中已经工作了几年了。

我们需要更好的、有意义的教育体系,而不仅仅是忙碌的工作。


(加西亚博士:没有受过教育的文盲推到美国国父华盛顿的雕像,不可接受)

小元:我们知道前一段时间西雅图有一个国会山有组织抗议区capital hill organized protest (CHOP,或称国会山自治区),我们还想知道加西亚博士对CHOP这个事情怎么看待的?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 是的。根据宪法,我们有权提出抗议。但是我们无权成为罪犯,罪犯需要被送进监狱。我们无权接管美国的一块地方,并将其称那是我们自己的自治区。

那是行不通的,不支持警察是华盛顿这个州和西雅图这座城市治理的可怕的一步。在西雅图,我们需要有决断力的领导,有决断力的领导不会让这种事情发生。

有决断力的领导不能让国内恐怖分子占领我们的一块土地。有些示威者成为罪犯,对企业实施偷窃和抢劫,他们放火烧车,他们毁坏我们的街道。

我们需要能够消除这一切并确保人民安全的领导,一个在这里为民众服务并且民众可以信任的政府。我们需要支持我们的警察。我们需要在街上有法律和秩序,我们不能让罪犯接管我们的街道。

(加西亚博士:美国的宪法没有赋予抗议者占领一片居民区宣布自治的权利)

小元:西雅图市政府已经削减了警察的经费,削减了50%。对这样的事情,如果您作为州长的话,应该怎么处理?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 我愿意参加会议并进行谈判。因为我认为这就是我们解决问题和寻找解决方案的方式。

我愿意坐下来谈论警察,但我认为当我们坐下来讨论警察需要的所有培训时,您会看到他们,以遍及所有正在说要削减警察经费的人,他们将会理解,我们不仅不需要削减警察的经费,还需要给警察更多的经费以进行适当的培训,以保护我们的公民。我要说的是,与西雅图市议会和金县一起,作为州长,我将与他们谈谈他们没有能力做好的领导来保护我们的公民,我们需要有决断力的领导来保护我们的公民。而给警察削减经费并不是答案。

(加西亚博士:我如果是州长,就和各方谈判,最终警察不仅不会被削减经费,反而会增加经费,我的责任是保护我们的公民)

小元:我们知道华盛顿州过去20多年一直是蓝色的州长,一直都是民主党人做州长,您作为一个共和党的挑战者,是不是认为自己有比较好的机会来战胜现在在任的民主党的州长?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 是的,我是最有能力击败现任华盛顿州州长的唯一的共和党人,这是因为我在竞选中提供了团结。这不是关于你是民主党人,还是共和党人,而是要在大家中间,找到问题的解决方案。

就像美国伟大的政治家像鲍勃·多尔(Bob Dole)那样在我们国家,他教过我,要很擅长坐到一起讨论并寻求解决方案。民主党人和共和党人共同努力,建设一个更美好的华盛顿州。我认为这是可能发生的。

我是一个移民,我觉得我们来到这个国家是为了努力工作并创造机会。我觉得在华盛顿州有很多人像我一样。这和是共和党人还是民主党人都没关系,我们将投票选出最佳人选。

我相信我有比从现任州长有更好的消息,也能给华盛顿州人带来更好的未来。

(加西亚博士:我是唯一有能力击败现任华盛顿州州长的共和党人)

小元:我还有一个问题,您作为一个共和党人,就是共和党的候选人,共和党传统上来说是更加保守的,如果您当选为州长的话,是不是会推动一些跟现任州长完全不同的一些政策?举个例子,比如说现在州政府在推动的对儿童的性教育,还有就是平权法案叫affirmative action,还有对枪支的购买者更严格的背景调查等等,这些方面就是您的政策是不是会跟现任州长有很大的不同?

露祎:Dr. Raul Garcia: 是的,所以我绝对可以肯定的是,我相信对孩子们进行这种性教育是出于意识形态。11月3日大选日,在我们州许多伟大民众的帮助下,一定会逆转这个法案。这是行将死亡的90号公投。

我们获得了两倍的要求逆转这个法案的签名。我们在社区中开展了很多活动,这些活动关注立法,只是不让他们通过任何类似的法案。仅仅是因为这就是我们能够承担巨大的责任。目前为止,这些运动都不是来自政府,而是来自公民。

第二,您谈到了平权行动。我当然支持去年纠正我们立法机关的维权运动。关于平权法案,帮助没有相同机会的人是可以的。但是,一旦您处于同一水平,就需要凭能力竞争。我不是一个给企业施加压力,要他们一定要雇用某个人的州长。他们应该总是雇用最优秀的人。

那是第二,你说过性教育,平权行动。最后一个是枪支控制。是的,这跟我热心于精神健康有关。

我相信我们必须确保枪支掌握在正确的人的手中。我不想成为在我们的街道或学校中发生悲剧的州长。因此,我们必须确保枪支落在正确的人的手中。

(加西亚博士:保护我们的美国梦,反对性教育法案、反对平权法案、主张枪支安全)

小元:我们知道您是来自古巴的难民,您的经历非常的不寻常,你能不能简单给我们介绍一下您的经历,就是什么时候从古巴到美国,您在古巴的经历对您的人生的影响大不大?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 是的,绝对是。我来自古巴,我对大政府是个非常生动的记忆。就像我说的那样,这也是我竞选州长的原因之一,因为我不希望我们州最终像古巴那个政府那样。我们在古巴有一个大家庭,有一个农场,但是政府来了。为了我。所以我来到这个国家寻找自由。我认为我们是在正确的地方,努力工作可以创造机会。我们从祖国出发,从古巴来到西班牙。

然后天主教会为我们向美国寻求政治庇护。我在迈阿密长大,其他古巴人都在美国。我去了迈阿密的高中和迈阿密大学的大学,然后去了纽约的医学院。

那是我成为医生和帮助人们的美国梦。我为多尔参议员工作,使我想到,回馈美国的最好礼物对我来说是一个瘦小的孩子,对我来说却是一件好事。衣服,而且不会说英语,这是要在公共服务部门还给美国。

因此,我为能竞选州长而感到自豪。我为有机会为美国所做的一切回报美国而感到自豪。我捍卫我们在这里拥有的这种自由对我来说非常重要。

我被带到亚基马(Yakima)帮助建立一所医学院。我在政治上一直非常参与医学专业,并且是领导州和国家组织的领导人。我于2007年来到这里,爱上了华盛顿。这是我的家。

我的妻子是华盛顿本土人,是埃伦堡(Ellenburg)的一个女孩。我全心全意地改善这个州,使我们的生活更美好。

(加西亚博士和妻子Jessica Garcia)

小元:您是不是要给我们华盛顿州的华人社区说一些话,华人社区大多是移民,也是少数族裔,如果您希望我们华人的选民支持您的话,您想要跟他们说一些什么?

Dr. Raul Garcia: 是的,我绝对想说我是你们中的一员,我也是少数族裔,我也是移民,我知道我们需要多么努力才能在美国立足,我知道什么是我们的家庭价值。

我知道离开我们自己的出生国来到美国打拼,并努力实现自己的美国梦。我觉得我是你们中的一部分,我和你们在同一条船上 我们有着同样的想法,我们希望在同一件事上我能很好地代表您,我会倾听你们的声音,我将采取行动帮助来到美国的移民,实现同样的美国梦。

我认为我们都在同一条船上,然后我们拥有前所未有地最终将我们的州团结起来,并将华盛顿州带入更加光明的未来。我们将团结在一起,这将是非常历史性的。

我希望您能参与我的竞选中来。感谢您的时间,感谢您的考虑,我想我们会一起赢得胜利。

(加西亚博士:我也是移民,我也是少数族裔,我知道华人的痛苦,我和华人在同一条船上)

小元:我们今天非常荣幸的请到 Dr. Raul Garcia参加我们的专访,我们也祝愿加西亚博士能够竞选顺利,最后能够高票当选。

Dr. Rual Garcia:我很荣幸能通过西雅图中文电台来到华人社区面前。我真的感到我和华人在同一页面上。我真的很感谢大家倾听的时间。让我们一起赢得竞选的胜利。

小元:非常感谢您。

Dr. Rual Garcia:谢谢您,祝您晚安,再见。

(加西亚博士(Dr. Raul Garcia)的竞选网站:DrGarcia4Governor.com

(英文版 English Version)

Xiaoyuan:We are very honored to have Dr. Raul Garcia in our program。Welcome Dr.Garcia。

Dr.Raul Garcia: Thankyou for having me。

Xiaoyuan:We also thank Cira for being the interpreter.

Cira:Thank you。

Xiaoyuan:(through interpreter) Last week I just heard a great news。I was very happy to introduce Dr. Garcia to our Chinese community。Dr. Garcia is a refugee from CUBA. Now he’s a emergency physician in Yakima county。He is also an entrepreneur。Dr. Garcia is running for Washington State governor。I’m very glad to introduce him to our Chinese listeners。

Dr. Raul Garcia: Thankyou。I’m very happy to be here。

Xiaoyuan:My first question,Dr. Garcia,could you please tell us why are you running for governor?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Okay。The decision came。I have been in the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic for the last few months。And I started seeing things that I didn’t like。The first is that we did not shield our most vulnerable population。

Unfortunately,the elderly started getting sick from nursing homes and dying。The second thing that I didn’t like was that we had the first wave under control and our hospitals were empty and ready to treat patients and we had to start furloin nurses and doctors because there was no one to treat。

So at that time,I believe we should have opened up our cities again and let our economy restart。But that did not happen。

I did not see an interest in having a balance between the health of our citizens and the health of our businesses。

And many small businesses have suffered a lot because of it。

But the one thing that really propel me to stand and say I’m going to do something about this is because I saw one branch of government,the executive branch take in control of the people without any checks and balances from the other branches of government。So one branch of government to control and has mandated the not-educated people。

And it reminded me a lot of Cuba where I was born,which we had a very big controlling government。

Xiaoyuan:Thank you,doctor。The question is we’re wondering how can you do better than Governor Inslee on handling theCOVID-19crisis?

Dr. Raul Garcia: We need a balance between the health of our citizens and the health of our businesses that has not happened。We need accountability in our state when someone does a bad job they need to get fired。That has not happened。

We have lost $650 million in the unemployment fund,no one got fired。We have no interest in the balance of the health of our citizens and the health of our people。So no accountability and no interest in our state really coming back economically and being healthy。

And not educating people。So I don’t believe in a big government,I don’t believe in like I said that reminded me of CUBA in a government that took my independence,it took families’ land。And that is what we’re walking towards here in the states。

We have let in this state, go into our streets and destroy businesses that are already destroyed with the pandemic。We cannot have in our streets。We have to have safety for our people,people look for government to give them safety and to give them security,to give them a good education for their children and roads to go to work。

What we have become in this government is a big government that has control of people that wants to continue to have control and mandate not put education as a priority。And let criminals run the street。

We have reached a point what we need change is vital and required at this point。

Xiaoyuan:We know that you said,first do no harm, and regard health as paramount importance to the people of Washington state。Why do you think so?Could you explain some to us?

Dr. Raul Garcia: We have a big problem in our mental health。In Washington state,we have a big deficit in mental illness。This is one of the causes why we have so many homeless people in the street because they don’t want to leave the street。

They have mental illness, they have drug addiction。This is all part of health care that we would like to focus on and find solutions for. In the last eight years Governor Inslee has done nothing to beat this problem。And unfortunately,in Seattle and in Bellevue and in Spokane, and in other cities around the state,the homeless problem has become very big without solutions。I believe we treat the cause and stop putting on symptoms the cause being mental illness and drug addiction。

We need to build programs to get people off the streets,off drugs, into a job,into a new life。We have to get people mental help in their healthcare。We need better health care for our citizens in Washington state。

I believe that I have great plans to make it come true。

Xiaoyuan:If COVID-19 lasts longer than we expected,do you have any solution to keep people healthy and business thriving at the same time?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Yes,certainly。And I think that the key point here is educating the people。

So people have the right education to make the right decisions。We have a an event coming in November where the flu season will hit and COVID-19 has not been finished yet。So my proposal when I win the primary on August fourth,is very important that I win the primary in August fourth is to go to every single hospital and make sure that we have a plan to help the community in the medical side。

Right now,we are more confident than ever to treat COVID-19。And most cases are treated from home。Most cases that come to my emergency department just go home,9 out of 10 people go home。So yes,we are having more cases and it will continue。

But we are treating it better than ever。I think that we will have a plan。So when the flu hits in November,we can tackle both the flu and COVID-19 and not the people have fear and panic。This is a worth education on the business side,we need to let our moms on super stores open responsibly。

Perhaps they will wear masks。They will take precautions to wash their hands and make sure that the customers do the same。I think that we will be that way。But we can not forget our economy。Our economy needs to start again and be fruitful。

We can have that balance between the health of our citizens and the health of our businesses。

Dr. Raul Garcia: I am a microbiologist。So this is my thing。This is something that I know。

Xiaoyuan:Do you think the Governor Inslee did a good job in education and how can you do better?

Dr. Raul Garcia: I think that the present governor did a horrible job in education。What the present governor has done is mandate but not educate. This is not the role of government。The role of government is to help and to represent the people and educate the people, show the people, so they can make their own decisions and help their families。This is not what has been done。

This is a big reason why I’m running for office because governor is here to open opportunities。We as immigrants know that in this country with hard work,we can make opportunities happen。But the government is there to help us not to limit our growth。

There has to be more education,more education for the people in this pandemic。And certainly with more education, we can have the knowledge to help our families。

Xiaoyuan:How can we use better the funding the government has in education?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Certainly when talking about education for our children and education,for our young men and women,we need to have meaningful work,not busy work。

We have concentrated a lot under this administration in creating bureaucracy。Instead of having the power be given to the teachers and the classroom。We need a stronger education system and not necessarily more expensive。

Just more efficient。We need a stronger primary school。Our kids are better prepared to compete with the rest of the world。We need history and civics back into our classroom。So we don’t have people out there trying to tear down statues without knowing what they’re doing or whose statue is that or what those individuals actually did for our country。

It is very unpatriotic。So we need to teach our kids the work ethic, the history, and the civics that make them better people in high school,we need to develop programs。Running the programs starts for those students that don’t go to college。

Of our children do。But those that do not,maybe they can have a running start in a trade school or a tech school or apprentices for construction or other honorable jobs that when they finished in 12th grade,they will have a job set up for them already because they have been working at it for a few years in high school。

Better education system that is meaningful,not just busy work。

Xiaoyuan:We’d like to know how do you think about the Seattle Capital hill Organize Protest area?What is your opinion on that?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Yes。So we have a right under the constitution to protest。We do not have a right to become criminals and criminals need to go to jail。We do not have a right to take over a piece of the united states and call it our own。

That is not OK and not supporting the police is a horrible step in the governance of this state and this city。In Seattle,we need decisive leadership and decisive leadership would not have let that happen。

Decisive leadership does not let domestic terrorist take over apiece of land of our country。The light protesters become criminals and steel and loot from businesses and set cars on fire and destroy our streets。

We need leadership that will erase all that and keep people safe。A government that is here for the people and that they can trust。We need to support our police。We need to have law and order on our streets and we cannot let criminals takeover.

Xiaoyuan:The City of Seattle has decided to defund 50% to the police。So as a governor,how would you handle this kind of situation?

Dr. Raul Garcia: So I am willing to come to the table and have negotiations。Because I think that’s how we resolve things and find solutions。

So I’m willing to sit down and talk about the police,but I think that you will see when we sit down and discuss all the training that the police needs, to go through all the watch of these same people that are saying defunding the police, they will understand that not only do we need to not defund the police, we need to give more money to the police to have proper training,to protect our citizens。I would say,with the Seattle City council and King county, as a governor, I will talk to them about their inability to have good leadership to protect our citizens,we need that decisive leadership to protect our citizens。And defund the police is not the answer。

Xiaoyuan:As Washington state has been a blue state for many years,do you think as a republican,you have a good chance to beat the incumbent democratic governor if you enter the general election?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Yes,I think that I am the best republican that has the only chance to beat the incumbent governor, and that is because I have offered unity in my candidacy。It will not be about being Democrat or Republican, it is about coming to the middle and finding solutions。

Let the great politicians have come in our country like Bob Dole who taught me, was great at coming to the table and finding solutions。Democrat and Republicans together fora better Washington。I feel that it could happen。

I am an immigrant, an immigrant that feels that we have come to this country to work hard and open opportunities。I feel that there is a lot of people like me here in Washington。It doesn’t matter if it’s a Republican or a Democrat,we are going to vote for the best person。

I believe that I have a better message and a better a future than what I have seen from this governor。

Xiaoyuan:Asa republican which we normally think would be more conservative, would you advocate fundamentally different policies than the incumbent governor,for example,in the areas of sex education for children,affirmative action, or even stricter background checking for gun buyers that kind of problems。

Dr. Raul Garcia: Yes, so most definitely I think that passing this sex education for children was I’m sure ideology。This is something that we are going to reverse November 3rd with the help of so many great people。The dead referendum 90。

We got twice as many signatures as we needed to reverse that. We have great activities in our communities that pay attention to the legislature and just doesn’t let them pass anything。Just because so that is the great accountability that we have been able to have。

Until now it’s not coming from the government, it is coming from the citizens。

Number two,you talked about affirmative action。I certainly support the activist movement that corrected our legislature last year。

About affirmative action。It’s okay to lift people who have not had the same opportunity。But once you are in the same level,you need to compete。I am not a governor that is going to put on businesses and asked them that they have to hire certain people。They should always hire the best people。

That was No. 2, you said sex education,affirmative action。And the last one was a control for arm. And yes, here is my feeling on that I am very passionate about mental health。

I believe we have to focus on that and make sure that the arms are in the right hands。I do not want to be the governor that as a tragedy in our streets or in our schools。So we must make sure that the firearms are in the proper hands。

Xiaoyuan:We know you are a refugee from CUBA。You have a very special experience。Could you please tell us something about your personal experience such as when you came from CUBA to the US and what is the impact from your family to your life?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Yes,definitely。So I came from CUBA。I have a very vivid memory of what big government was。Like I said,that’s one of the reasons why I run for governor because I don’t want us to end up like that government。We had a family that was big, and we had a farm in Cuba, but the government came and took it。My mother had her license taken away。And the teachers made us believe that the only God was the government which was a very hurtful for me。So I came to this country to find freedom. I think that we are in the right place where hard work creates that opportunity。We went from my motherland I went from CUBA to Spain。

Then the Catholic church asked for political asylum for us to the united states。I grew up in Miami where all the other Cubans are here in the US. I went to high school in Miami and college at the University of Miami and then to medical school in New York。

And that was my American dream to become a doctor and to help people。I worked for Senator Dole,which gave me the thought that the best gift to give back to America for everything had done for me as a skinny kid that didn’t have clothes and that didn’t speak English was to be in public service and give back to the United States。

So I’m very proud to be here running for governor。I’m very proud to have this chance to pay back America for everything is done for me。It is very important for me that we defend this freedom that we have here。

I was brought to Yakima to help start a medical school。I was always very politically involved in the medical profession and a leader that has led state and national organizations。I came here in 2007 and fell in love with Washington。It is my home。

My wife is a homegrown Washingtonian,a girl from Ellenburg。I am all in to make this state better,make all our lives better。

Xiaoyuan:Could you please say something to the Chinese community in Washington state?Because we are immigrants,we are minorities。So if we want us to vote for you,would you please say something to us?

Dr. Raul Garcia: Yes,I definitely want to say I that I am one of you but that I am a minority that I am an immigrant that I know what hard work is that I know what good family values are。

I know the effort to leave our own country to come here,to have a little piece of the American dream to work hard to get it。I feel I am a part of you,I feel that we are on the same boat that we have the same ideas that we want the same thing I will represent you well,I will listen and I will take action to help our immigrants that come here for that same American dream。

I think that we’re all in the same boat and then we have like never before to finally unite the state and bring it into a brighter future。Let’s stick together unless make this unity together,it will be very historical。

I am asking for you to be a part of it。Thank you for your time and thank you for your consideration,I think we will win together。

Xiaoyuan:Today we’re very honored to have Dr. Raul Garcia to come to our interview。We wish you great success in the primary election。And get elected as the governor in the general election. Thank you so much。

Dr. Raul Garcia: It is my honor to be here before the Chinese community。I really feel that we are on the same a page。I really appreciate the time that everybody has listened。Let’s win together。

Xiaoyuan:Thank you very much。

Cira:Thank you so much。

Dr. Raul Garcia: Thank you。All right,have a good night。Thank you,bye bye。

 

加西亚博士(Dr. Raul Garcia)的竞选网站:DrGarcia4Governor.com

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