Jaime rose up from poverty thanks to teachers and mentors who helped guide him to, and through, college. Starting out as a teacher at his high school, he has dedicated his life to creating opportunity for others. Jaime knows there is no quick fix to poverty, and he knows what it’s like to be caught in the middle of political games. He’ll champion policies aimed at making the American Dream a reality, including better jobs, better schools, clean air and water, child care, and a strong social safety net for those who need a hand up. Jaime also supports increasing the earned income tax credit.