Reason for Seeking Public Office:
I first ran for the School Board in 2010 inspired by the birth of our daughter Sylvie and believing I had something to contribute. During my time on the Board we have improved the quality of education in our community while reducing wasteful spending and cutting property taxes. In many ways our school district has become a model for the nation, and I am proud to be a part of the team that has ushered in this new era of effective government.
For me, running for Congress is not about starting a career. I already have a successful career in business. Rather this is an opportunity to turn the page on the recent history of scandal and fraud that has plagued our district and to help preserve the wonderful nation that we have all inherited.
I believe it's time for my generation to take a step forward and seek a seat at the table as our nation discusses how to deal with the debt crisis, the solvency of programs such as Social Security and Medicare, and our role as leader of the free world.
Our campaign will not be about other politicians. It will not be about petty politics. My candidacy will be about people, and making sure that my generation and my children's generation can continue living and working in the greatest nation that the world has ever known. Our efforts will be driven and motivated by my family and by yours and our focus will be on offering solutions for the challenges all of us face.
I am going to need your help. The incumbent has a well documented history of doing whatever it takes to win elections. He will fight to change the subject and to make this about anything but the challenges we face as a nation. He and his allies will viciously attack me seeking to deflect attention from the fraudulent schemes orchestrated by his campaign and his win-at-all-cost mentality.
This decision to run for Congress was not an easy one for our family. The campaign will be taxing on Ceci and me, but we will proceed with the love and affection we have for our community, and again, I humbly submit that I have something to contribute. The prospect of improving the state of our union for our generation and for our children makes all the sacrifice worthwhile.
Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you along the way.