"We need to end the gridlock in Washington. That starts with electing leaders who want to represent OUR values, not their own personal partisan agendas.” - Lorie Burch
During every election, you will probably hear a candidate invoke the old adage that “Washington is broken”. It doesn’t help that once they are elected, many of our representatives simply keep campaigning and choose to put partisan politics above implementing common sense solutions to serious issues. You expect and deserve better.
We need leaders in Washington who can bridge the partisan divide to bring real change for all Americans. There are times when we have to stand our ground for what we believe in, but we don’t need representatives who create gridlock at every turn just to score political points. I am committed to working with anyone who is able to come up with smart, effective policies that reflect our shared values of freedom, equality, and opportunity.
Visibility and accountability will be the foundations of my role as your representative. I intend to build local coalitions by bringing together diverse segments of our community to engage in a civil dialogue, find common values, and work together toward solutions. None of us live in a vacuum, which is why it is so important that we understand and respect one another. There will undoubtedly be times of disagreement, but each disagreement should be an opportunity collaborate and advance our shared interests. My door will always be open for those in the community who wish to share their thoughts and ideas so that I can truly carry your voice to Congress.
An essential part of representing the people is being accountable to the people. That is why my campaign does not accept donations from corporate PACs or special interests. Voters deserve to know that when their elected leaders get to Washington, they will look out for them - not for the big money donors who fill their pockets. That is why I intend to make campaign finance reform a priority during my time in Congress. Because our Democracy does not work when our representatives answer to lobbyists instead of voters.