About Ruben

Meet Ruben

Ruben Major is a successful business owner who has dedicated his career to saving lives—and teaching others to do the same.

The son of a single, teenage mother, Ruben has worked his way from a life on the streets to being the leading provider of Emergency Medical Services training in the Southwest.

Ruben began his career as an EMT nearly 20 years ago, helping those who could not help themselves: seniors, homeless, substance abusers, mentally disabled, and survivors of domestic violence. He later became a paramedic, and earned bachelors, masters and law degrees.

When it comes to healthcare, Ruben has seen it all: From stabbing and gunshot victims, to seniors having heart attacks, to uninsured diabetics who couldn’t afford their medication and died as a result. He has serviced small towns and large communities; busy interstates and Native American reservations; border towns and metropolitan areas.

Ruben understands healthcare policy and how it interacts with public safety, business, gender equality, technology, economic justice, and many other areas.

For a short time, Ruben worked as an instructor at a for-profit institution that taught EMS services. After witnessing the greedy corporate interests take advantage both the students and the staff, he quit and opened his own program.

Under his leadership, the company kicked his previous employer out of the EMT business by offering a better education at a lower price.

After opening a branch of their company in San Diego, Ruben, his wife, Jenny and their three beautiful children moved to Oceanside where they continue to run their company and be active in the community.

Do I live in Ruben’s District?

·       Senate District 36 includes parts of San Diego and Orange Counties. Cities include: Encinitas, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Issues

Universal Healthcare

               Access to healthcare is a human right.  Ruben has seen too many people die of preventable issues to pretend that anything but live are at stake. California must work to protect its residents against the national Republican party that is trying to rip healthcare away from sick children, vulnerable seniors, and hard working families.

Clean Campaigns

               Greedy corporations shouldn’t have more sway over politicians than the people they represent. We need to get money out of California politics. Big pharma, big oil, and Wall Street have made policy for too long. It’s time to return our democracy to the people!

Veterans

               California can do more to help those who have served to transition from active duty to civilian life, provide for their families, complete their education, and age with dignity. Whether broadening preferential hiring practices, increasing admission of veterans into UC and CSU systems, or providing further support for injuries and disabilities, we need to work harder to give back to those who have given us so much.

Election Integrity

               People give their lives to protect your right to vote. However, the 2016 election showed a weakness in our election process that has been there for decades. Voter suppression combined with out dated technology put our very democracy at risk. We must work to update policies and technologies to ensure that when California votes, the results are what the people intended.