It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Congress is a dysfunctional mess. They'd rather fight each other with the goal of scoring points on cable news instead of focusing on creating jobs and balancing the budget -- in fact, Congress hasn't even passed a budget since Bobby Bowden was coach at FSU.
Growing up, my dad told me citizenship requires us to do more than complain about our problems -- we have to work together to fix them.
Our problems can't be blamed on only Republicans or only Democrats -- we need more people in both parties committed to working together and finding real solutions.
I'm running for Congress to represent you with an independent voice in Washington. I will work with anyone, regardless of party affiliation, to create jobs, invest in education and balance our budget -- with a plan that stands up for the middle class, keeps taxes low and protects Medicare and Social Security.
I am ready to go to Congress to be part of the solution, not more of the problem.
Law enforcement officer and general counsel for Florida's Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles