John H. Webster M.S. ’80 is running for California State Senate, 13th District. A software engineer, Webster served in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968, including in Vietnam. After his service, he earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in computer science from Santa Clara University. He has worked for a number of high-tech companies in the Bay Area. Webster believes that the government has grown too powerful and now controls the people, rather than serving them. He thinks checks and balances as well as loyalty to the Bill of Rights and Constitution need to be restored. He suggests devising a plan to secede from the federal union if these changes are not made, and that he would like to help with that, should he be elected.