I am running again for the U.S. House of Representatives. During my three terms serving the good people of New Hampshire's First District, I never forgot that public office is a public trust.
Before Congress, I spent my professional life serving others. Although I hadn't run for office before, I ran for Congress after I volunteered in New Orleans during Katrina and saw the poor federal response to disaster.
I was honored to be the first woman elected to federal office from NH, and I kept my promise to serve the rest of us. I worked hard to pass legislation to help troops and veterans, families, small business owners, working men and women, senior citizens, and students. I'm running again because I have the experience, the competence, and the integrity to serve the rest of us and to fight against special interests. I run a grassroots campaign and I have never accepted corporate PAC and DC lobbyist money.
We need to make higher education affordable. I want more and better paying jobs, and to keep jobs here by helping businesses make it in America. It's time to invest in our people again. I support investing in medical research, infrastructure, clean air, safe drinking water, good schools, and safe communities. People struggling with addiction or mental illness and their families also need help. Veterans and senior citizens deserve the benefits they earned. Let's reduce our debt without dismantling essential programs and services by fixing our rigged tax code, improving oversight, being efficient, and attacking waste and fraud.
My Dad, who was a Republican, never forgot the power of good government to transform lives. He served in WWII, and then America thanked him with the GI bill for college so his children were raised in the middle class. (I thought of Dad and his generation when I cosponsored the new GI Bill of Rights for this generation, now law.) My Mom and Dad worked hard, raised a family, and served their community. They paid their taxes and when they retired, received Social Security benefits and Medicare. It was a contract. My parents supported these programs when they worked, and used them when they retired.
My parents lived the American dream. I still believe in it, and I know you do too. America is already the greatest country in the world---let's work together to keep it the land of opportunity and fairness for all! I would be honored to have your vote. Thank you!