There are many reasons why one would consider running for public office. My personal journey starts with a conviction to create a positive impact to our community. One area of impact that is a major concern of mine is the economy. The economy affects everyone one of us. After seeing friends and families experience job loss in our economy, I felt the need to understand how our government can create a favorable business environment to promote commerce. Unfortunately, the various attempts by the government to help stimulate the economy have been a failure. The different ideologies of the two party system and an ineffective congress have been a major stumbling block in moving our economy forward and putting people back to work. Congress needs to understand that people are hurting, and they want jobs. The political posturing and lack of political courage to serve their constituents are not providing solutions. Long term politicians have lost touch with the people they serve. We need solutions and not partisan bickering. I believe solutions in deregulation, lower business taxes, energy solutions and tax reform can provide a starting point for a framework in economic job growth. We need to let the free enterprise market system run, and the government should get out of the way. In the end, people want solutions that can provide for a greater quality of life and unlimited opportunities to better their livelihood for themselves and their family.
The beauty of our election process is the fact that almost any American citizen can run for public office. You don’t have to be a lawyer, businessman, or an American war hero. You can be an ordinary citizen that has love of country and are concerned about where our nation is headed. It is the passionate heart that wants to make a positive difference to our community and country as a servant leader.