I am running for the United States House of Representatives. During my two terms serving the good people of New Hampshire's First District, I always worked for what I call the bottom 99% of Americans, and I never forgot that public office is a public trust.
I was honored to pass legislation to help active duty soldiers and veterans, families, working men and women, senior citizens, and students. I am running again because I believe we must keep America the land of opportunity and fairness for your children and mine.
I believe that education is the key to prosperity, that renewable energy is key to our economic future and our national security, and that shipping jobs overseas hurts not just American workers but also our country. I believe that fostering job creation and investing in America and our people are both good business decisions and good moral decisions, and that we can reduce the debt without dismantling essential programs.
Our current Congress is passing legislation that will hurt average Americans, and they are bowing to special interests instead of focusing on job creation and good government. My dad, who was born and died a Republican, never forgot the power of good government to transform lives. He served our country in WWII, and then our country thanked him with the GI bill for college so his children were raised in the middle class. He and my mom 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. Martin Luther King said our fates are tied up in "a single garment of destiny." Please join me once again as we journey towards a better destiny for all.