Schuring Addresses Canton Veterans Council
Kirk Schuring, Republican candidate for the 16th Congressional district, outlined his plans in a seven-point question and answer forum before a group of 300 veterans Saturday night.
Schuring appeared at the VFW Post 3747 where he outlined his plans for jobs, energy and oil independence, Social Security, health care and veterans benefits.
"I am one of you. I know all of you and I want to be your Congressman," said Schuring, who has been a state Representative and state Senator for 15 years.
Schuring spoke passionately about the need to fund veterans benefits.
"This needs to be the first priority when looking at the (federal) budget. I have fought for veterans in this district while in the state legislature. I will continue to do that in Washington," Schuring said.
The Greater Canton Veterans Council sponsored the event. WHBC radio personality Ron Ponder served as the moderator and questions were prepared by Stark County veterans' organizations.
"This is what democracy is all about. Being an elected official means being accessible to your constituents. It also means reaching across party lines and working with Democrats, which I have done numerous times."
Schuring also told the audience that protecting Social Security was vital. "This also has to be a bi-partisan solution."
Healthcare must remain affordable with more choices.
"Turning health care over to the federal government will result in greater dysfunction and limited choices. The free market must be allowed to create competition, improve quality and lower costs."
Schuring highlighted several bills that he introduced while a state legislator that helped improve the quality of life for veterans.