Why I'm Running for Congress.
We were all promised if we worked hard and played by the rules that we would have the American Dream. We were raised to believe if we supported our country it would support us with boundless opportunities.
Those in Congress and our current Representative have rigged the game against us. Everyday new favors are turned into laws and regulations that take away the American Middle Class Dream. They are taking away Health Care, Public Education, jobs and fair wages. They are even taking away the dignity to retire.
Let’s face the truth – people are living pay check to pay check. We are struggling to put food on the table. We are struggling to pay our bills and have a safe, secure home. Our schools, roads and bridges are crumbling. Teachers must work two jobs just to survive. Everyone is working harder and harder. Thousands in our community are facing healthcare crisis almost daily.
Washington D.C. politicians are only protecting the American Dream for the very few not the Middle Class. Our representative, a former D.C. Lobbyist is not invested in our community. His interests are with the Washington Elites and their money.
Investment starts local. After my military service in the U.S. Navy I returned with nothing but the experience and lessons I learned while serving my country. So, I pulled my boot straps up and I started a small business in the community. I created good paying jobs and my business thrived. I am connected to my home and this community.
It all changed. Our elected representatives passed laws to favor monopolies and crush small businesses. It made it harder to compete, innovate and hire new employees. The military never trained me on how to lay-off employees. It was heartbreaking. They were just like me, married, owned homes and had families.
I wish my story was unique, but it is not. We have all watched our congress pass bills that send the jobs of NC District 8 overseas, crushing innovation, destroying our American Dream. Those jobs are lost to large corporations and mega-mergers who don't have loyalty to their communities and are driven by greed. Yet our current Representative wouldn't understand this. He went from DC Lobbyist to Representative. He only knows how to listen to Big Money, not “We the People.”
We've seen our representative and D.C. politicians support Big Money and ignore small and mid-sized businesses. The engine of our economy. They have ignored the working class, sacrificing their voters for greed. It is time for that to end. We need a change!
NC District 8 needs:
I am a veteran and a small business owner. I am a father, son and husband. I'm part of the working middle class and have spent my life working to achieve the American Dream, only to discover that our Congress is rigging the game against us. North Carolina District 8 can no longer afford a representative that won’t even hold town halls to listen to us.
District 8 needs a representative in congress who will look out for the average American family. A representative that will fight for the middle class. We need someone on Capitol Hill who is one us and will fight for us. Not turn his back on our community and country. It is time to elect someone like us and that is why I am running.
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