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Rep. Royce Invites Southern California Jobs Creator as Guest to State of the Union

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Washington, January 30, 2018 | comments
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Representative Ed Royce (CA-39) announced his guest to be seated in the House gallery during the President’s first State of the Union address.

“I’m honored to have a local Southern California jobs creator join me as my guest for this year’s State of the Union,” said Rep. Royce.James Lin is the CEO of Unified Network Information Services LLC., headquartered in Walnut, CA. James grew a small trucking company into a high-tech, global supply chain corporation. UNIS also manufactures electronics and is growing jobs in California; the company employs more than 1,100 full-time employees. “I believe the state of our union is strongest when job creators, like James, have the opportunity to thrive,” said Rep. Royce.

James also participated in Rep. Royce’s inauguralSouthern California Competitiveness Councillast July. This event brought together small and medium businesses in Southern California for a discussion on how to better compete in the 21st century economy. During the event, Rep. Royce highlighted James’ accomplishments as a jobs creator saying,“James is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and executive. His amazing story of success – taking the company his father grew from one truck and one employee – to where it is today is the American Dream in action.”


The White House has sent out their guest list for the State of the Union which includes two guests from California:

David Dahlberg (Santa Maria, CA): David Dahlberg works as a fire prevention technician in southern California, stationed at the Pine Canyon Fire Station in the Santa Lucia Ranger District. In July 2017, he saved 62 children and staff members from a raging wildfire that had encircled their camp.

Preston Sharp (Redding, CA): Preston Sharp was visiting his veteran grandfather’s grave in 2015, when he noticed that other local veterans’ graves were not being honored with American flags or flowers. Today, Preston has organized the placement of more than 40,000 American flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves, as part of his goal to honor veterans in all 50 states and to challenge others to join the Flag and Flower Challenge (#FandFChallenge).


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