I have been asked to run for California’s new 23rd Congressional District seat in the United States House of Representatives. Located in the Central Valley, our district covers most of Kern and Tulare counties. It also includes part of Los Angeles County.
As an independent journalist, I am not a member of any political party. That means I can represent the best interests of everyone. The incumbent is a leader of the partisan mess in Washington. He puts his own career ahead of his constituents. Since his election, no one has seriously challenged him. To have only one name on the ballot is undemocratic, un-American and just plain wrong.
I am very disappointed by the incumbent’s failure to represent ALL of us. He seems to forget the first three words of our constitution: “We the people...” He also ignores his sworn duty to put loyalty to country above loyalty to party.
My professional background has given me many years of experience listening to people. My independence permits me to work with everyone without partisan restrictions. That is how I would serve if elected.
I have a lot of local backing and I’m willing to run, but I will need much more help. With public approval of Congress at an all-time low, we would stand a good chance to win by offering voters a choice for a change. We must end government gridlock and put Americans back to work.
Can I count on your support? Please do what you can.
Thank you very much.