The primary election is this Tuesday May 8th. I know that many people have already voted but I want to encourage everyone to take this opportunity to make their choice. We need a strong candidate in order to have a robust debate with the candidate of the other party and to support the traditional values of democracy: pluralism, free speech and tolerance for opposing points of view. We are at a crossroads in this nation about how we define the future vision of this great country. It always makes a difference when you vote.
I have been traveling all over the 6th District for the past year, meeting residents and hearing their concerns about this nation. I have spoken with school teachers, factory workers, farmers, seniors, and many others. People are worried about the future and they want someone who will listen to their problems and find real answers.
I cannot tell you that I have all the answers. No candidate can honestly do that. But I can say that I will work to find practical common sense solutions for the residents of the 6th District. I will be a Representative that works for the District and not for any special interests.
Today, Congress is paralyzed by polarization and divisiveness. We hear constant calls to "drain the swamp" but our representatives never seems to come together on key issues to help the common good of the people of this nation. This has to stop. I know that we must always find ways to build a consensus, act constructively and understand that we’re all in this together.
I applaud all of my fellow congressional candidates for running positive races in this year's primary and, if I am fortunate enough to move forward, I hope to take that same spirit into the General election. Because it is about people.
I respectfully ask for your vote. Together, we can all win.