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It feels as if the solar industry talks a lot – a lot – about how important federal policy is to pushing the solar industry forward. Which is why, when you have the chance to vote for a strong solar advocate and add another voice to the Congress in favor of our industry, we should do it. Meet Sam Jammal, who is running for the soon-to-be-open California’s 39th District (CA-39) in north Orange County. Jammal comes from a solar background, having worked for Tesla/SolarCity, where he traveled the country speaking on solar issues. As he talked to people around the country, he realized how much the industry needed more vocal support on Capitol Hill. So when his current Congressman announced his retirement, Sam Jammal decided to run as a Democrat in what has traditionally been a pretty conservative county – in large part because he believes strongly that solar will be the way the country is powered in the future. And not some distant future, either.