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Sheriff Paul Babeu is America’s 2011 “Sheriff of the Year,” as selected by his colleagues in the National Sheriff’s Association. Sheriff Babeu started his law enforcement career as a Police Officer for the City of Chandler, AZ. He graduated from the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy as the #1 overall police recruit and was voted by his fellow officers as the class exemplary officer. He has been awarded two Life Saving Medals in the performance of his duties as a Patrolman.
Paul became the first Republican elected in the history of Pinal County (founded in 1875). Immediately upon taking office, he launched a full reorganization. While cutting his own budget, he replaced the entire command leadership, implemented high employee standards, improved training, reduced emergency response times by 40%, and has aggressively sought and been awarded nearly $7 million in grants. He instantly honored a campaign promise to remove speed cameras from the county, insisting that he ran for Sheriff to protect the public-not to be the tax collector for the state.
Denise Gitsham is the daughter of immigrants who raised her to believe that she could be anything she wanted because America is the land of freedom and opportunity. Now, after earning her law degree and working for the White House, the United States Senate, and the Department of Justice, Denise runs a small business in San Diego. She is running to represent California’s 52nd Congressional District for her chance to give back to the country she loves.
Justin is running for Congress to reform the institution, to get it working again for the American people, and to solve long-range issues affecting this and future generations. He believes that Congress must be held accountable, instead of kicking the can down the road to the next generation. He is running to represent California’s 24th district.
Congressman Mike Coffman
Mike Coffman is a former Marine combat veteran and the only Member of Congress to have served in both the first Gulf War and in the Iraq War. As a former small business owner in Aurora, Mike knows the struggle of balancing a budget, meeting a payroll and running an operation efficiently enough to make a profit — skills all too uncommon in Washington, DC. Mike represents Colorado’s 6th congressional district and serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Veteran’s Affairs Committee where he is the Chairman for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Dr. Neal Dunn’s life is centered on service to his country and his community. After completing his residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he followed in his father’s footsteps and served his country in the United States Army for over ten years. After transitioning from the Army, Neal and his wife settled in North Florida, where he founded the Panama City Urology Center, Bay Regional Cancer Center and the Advanced Urology Institute. Here, he learned firsthand how healthcare issues affect our communities. Neal is running to represent Florida’s second district.
Matt Gaetz has been a lifelong advocate for Northwest Florida, having grown up in Okaloosa County. He is currently an attorney in Fort Walton Beach and has been a Constitutional conservative champion in the state legislature. In 2010, Matt was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he fought to uphold our Northwest Florida conservative values, even when it meant going against his own party do to what was best for his constituents. He served as Chairman of the House Finance and Tax Committee and of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Matt is running to represent Florida’s first district.
John Rutherford has lived in Flordia since 1958. Educated at Florida Junior College and Florida State University, John heard the call to serve his community at an early age. He began his law enforcement career as a patrolman at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1974. He rose through the ranks and served as Director of Corrections and became Jacksonville’s Sheriff in 2003. As Sheriff, John oversaw over 3,200 employees, managed nearly a half-billion dollar budget, and tackled one of our area’s toughest problems: crime. Because of his leadership, in 2011, crime in Jacksonville was at a 40-year low for violent crime. John is running to represent Florida’s fourth district.
Francis Rooney is a life-long conservative who has never held an elected office and has a well-respected record in business. Francis has been the chairman of Rooney Holdings, Inc. for more than three decades. From 2005 through 2008, Rooney served as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Throughout his career, Rooney has worked to elect conservatives to office across the country, including right here in Florida. Francis is running to represent Florida’s 19th district.
After graduating from South Christian High School in 1999, Brian followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his 12 year service, he had the honor of serving under the elite Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as a bomb disposal expert. While he was able to detect and destroy most of these IED’s, the very last IED Brian found resulted in
sustained catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both his legs. During this time in service Brian was awarded medals for valor, merit, and sacrifice, including The Bronze Star Medal, The Army Commendation Medal for Valor, The Purple Heart Medal, and The Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Following retirement from the Army, he continued his work in counter terrorism and national defense as an Explosive Specialist under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and volunteered to serve alongside the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to show support for the freedom Israel represents throughout the Middle East and the world.
“I will be humbled and honored to fight for you as your next Congressman from Florida’s 18th congressional district. I will serve you in Congress as I did on the battlefield: without regard for personal gain or personal sacrifice.”
Congressman Doug Collins
Doug Collins is a former Navy Chaplin and veteran and now serves Georgia’s 9th District. He sits on the House Rules Committee, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Congressman Mike Simpson
Mike Simpson is a proven conservative leader from Idaho’s 2nd congressional district. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee and has been a leader in the fight against Obamacare, cosponsoring legislation to repeal a special exemption for Congress from the law. As a firm advocate for conservative fiscal policies, Mike has co-sponsored and voted to pass the Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to stop Washington’s out-of-control spending.
Congressman Bob Dold
Bob Dold is a husband and father of three who owns and operates a small business. Bob’s personal perspective has been shaped by a strong family and guided by the principles of serving as an Eagle Scoutmaster. Integrity, personal responsibility, and civic leadership—along with a passionate desire to leave a better future for the next generation of Americans—are the values that have inspired Bob to run for public office. Bob represents the 10th congressional district of Illinois and was ranked as one of the most independent, bipartisan leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Rodney Davis
Congressman Rodney Davis has dedicated his life to serving his community, church and family. A Taylorville native, Davis has served as Projects Director for Congressman John Shimkus before being elected to represent the 13th Congressional District of Illinois. In that role, Congressman Davis was instrumental in helping Illinois families and communities cut through government red tape and provide support and relief to a wide range of important local projects. Congressman Davis serves on the Agriculture Committee, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Committee on House Administration.
Joan is running for Congress to turn America’s national priorities toward economic growth and opportunity,strong borders and executing a strong, coherent strategy for national security and homeland safety; and promoting limited government. Joan is running to represent Illinois’ 9th District.
Tonia Khouri is running for Congress in Illinois’s 11th district. In 2012, Tonia was elected to serve on the DuPage County Board. After a successful first term, she was reelected with 61% of the vote. Today she serves as Chairman of Economic Development on the board and fights against tax increases on small businesses. Khouri is ready to bring that fight to Washington.
As the son of a small business owner and a nurse, Todd Young says his parents taught him that if you work hard and dream big, anything is possible. Todd’s desire to run for office was prompted by the devastating passage of President Obama’s stimulus in 2009 and health care plan in 2010, coupled with President Obama’s weak leadership on the world stage. He remains committed to protecting the unborn, small businesses, and gun rights.
Indiana State Sen. Jim Banks has represented Northeast Indiana since his election to the General Assembly in 2010. Currently, he serves Wabash County and portions of Whitley, Huntington and Grant counties. Senator Banks is Chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs and the Military Committee and also serves on the Education & Workforce Development, Pensions & Labor, and Homeland Security & Transportation Committees. He earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his Master of Business Administration from Grace College and Seminary. He serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a supply corps officer and took a leave of absence from the Indiana State Senate in 2014 and 2015 to deploy to Afghanistan during Operations Enduring Freedom and Freedom’s Sentinel. He received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his military leadership in Afghanistan. Jim is running to represent Indiana’s third district.
Right out of school, Trey started HCP, a company that rehabilitated abandoned warehouses and manufacturing sites in Indiana and across the country. He renovated facilities enabling companies to expand, start, and grow in their new, American locations. Today, his firm is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country with over 65 facilities that are home to thousands of employees. After helping other manufacturers succeed, Trey partnered with incredible businessmen and chemists to start an aluminum remanufacturing operation. Today, that facility provides for over one hundred families and, to date, has produced over 1.5 billion pounds of aluminum in Indiana. Trey is running to represent Indian’a ninth district.
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, CPA, was elected to the United States House of Representatives on November 4, 2008. Prior to serving in Congress, Jenkins was elected the 37th State Treasurer of Kansas in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. Before her time as state treasurer, Jenkins served four years in the Kansas State Legislature. Jenkins has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for over 20 years. In Congress, Jenkins is dedicated to fiscal responsibility, limited government, and being an effective leader for Kansans. Jenkins was assigned to the House Ways & Means Committee, which is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.
A lifelong Republican, Dr. Roger Marshall will bring more than his experience as an OB-GYN and Chairman of the Board of Great Bend Regional Hospital to Congress. Roger has served seven years in the Army Reserves where he trained a mobile hospital support unit, rising to the rank of Captain. He is a board member of Farmer’s Bank and Trust, a community bank that has served central Kansas for 100 years. In addition, he maintains his ties to his farm upbringing by being involved in a cattle feeding operation and through his duties as Commissioner of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. Roger is running to represent Kansas’s first district.
In 2011, James Comer became Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture where he quickly made a national name for himself. Upon taking office, he called for an audit which brought to light considerable waste, fraud and abuse. He made the Kentucky Department of Agriculture transparent, efficient and accountable. James also implemented many initiatives that resulted in unprecedented growth in Kentucky agriculture. He was also the first constitutional officer to ever return an earmark for a failed project back to the people of Kentucky in the amount of $1.65 million. Comer changed the culture in Frankfort, and will do the same in Washington, D.C. James is running to represent Kentucky’s 1st district.
Congressman Bruce Poliquin
Bruce is a third generation Central Mainer from a Franco-American family who was raised with a deep respect for the honest, hard-working people of Maine. As State Treasurer, he advanced fiscal discipline, business common sense, and real solutions to Maine’s problems. As Second District Congressman, he pushed for solutions to the Heroin Epidemic as a Member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, fought foreign government subsidies harming jobs, and worked for Veterans’ benefits and policies to protect Social Security and Medicare for our Seniors.
As a former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army under President Reagan, Amie worked closely with the Administration and Congress to strengthen America’s defense and national security. She oversaw the full spectrum of the Army’s research and development programs and managed the environmental cleanup of decommissioned bases. Amie also led the Pentagon’s efforts to protect our troops from unconventional weapons. Amie has decades of experience managing programs to protect us against nuclear, chemical and biological threats, and her proudest achievement is her contribution to improving our country’s ability to counter terrorism. Amie is running to represent Maryland’s 6th district.
Growing up in a small town, Jack Bergman learned the values at the center of the American Dream: in our exceptional nation, if you work hard, do the right thing, and never quit you will find success. Those values have stayed with him. Whether it was rising to become a three-star general in the Marines, carrying passengers safely across the country as a pilot for Northwest Airlines, or starting his own business in the medical equipment field, he knows that successes shouldn’t come because of connections to special interest groups or political donations. It should come to those who are hardworking, honest people determined to take care of their family and their community.
As a principled, conservative leader, Paul Mitchell has a history of fighting for Michigan families. A job creator, a conservative leader, father, and husband, Paul Mitchell is the right choice to represent Michigan’s 10th congressional district. Last year, Mitchell led the grassroots fight against Proposal 1, the $2 billion proposed tax increase on the May 5 ballot. If passed, Proposal 1, would have been the largest Michigan tax increase in 50 years. Mitchell personally funded and led a grassroots effort that campaigned all over the state to help defeat the $2 billion tax by the largest margin in election history, 80%-20%. Paul is running to represent Michigan’s tenth district.
In 1990, while finishing his Masters degree in Political Science, Jason entered the public arena. First running for Congress in a decidedly liberal Colorado district as a young but energetic 34 year old, then combining his knowledge of both business and politics into a successful second 25 year career in broadcasting. And when he had the opportunity to bring his talk show to Minnesota over two decades ago, he jumped at the chance of moving to his mother’s home. Because for Jason, Minnesota is in his heart. Jason truly believes we are at crossroads and the future of his children, as well as many others, depends on serious people actually doing something about the problems we face. He is running to represent Minnesota’s second district.
Stewart Mills lives and works in Minnesota’s 8th District. For nearly three decades Stewart worked at his family’s businesses, Mills Fleet Farm and Mills Automotive Group, where he learned the meaning of hard work and what it takes to grow jobs and successfully maintain a main-street business. Starting with one store in 1955, the Mills family developed Mills Fleet Farm into a multi-state operation, with 35 stores throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa. Mills Fleet Farm is embedded in communities throughout the Midwest, helping give Stewart insight into what makes these communities tick and the struggles families face every day. He also learned how to be a problem solver, working with diverse voices within the company and community members.
Unlike so many in Washington, D.C., Stewart is not a lawyer or a lifelong professional politician. He’s a businessman with a lifetime of experiences helping run a large company with thousands of employees, which is why Stewart is running to represent Minnesota’s 8th district.
Raised on a farm in the Midwest, Don Bacon learned the value of hard work and the importance of fiscal responsibility. He worked his way through college and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Political Science Degree and his Master’s from University of Phoenix and National War College. He joined the Air Force in 1985 and served for 29.5 years, retiring as a Brigadier General. He is running in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District to serve the people, bring important military leadership to Congress, and being a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and conservative values.
Congressman Joe Heck has more than 30 years in public service as a physician, Army Reservist, and community volunteer. Previously, Heck served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant, Search & Rescue team member, and SWAT physician. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Congressman Frank Guinta
Frank began his professional career in the private sector and saw the expansive regulatory system that was hampering growth and slowing job creation. Combined with his long-held passion for public service, he decided to seek office to ensure others had the same opportunities he had. As mayor of Manchester, Frank put partisan politics aside, working with Republicans and Democrats to chart a new course. In doing so, the city’s services and finances improved dramatically. During Frank’s tenure as mayor, Manchester ranked as one of the best cities in America to live and launch a business. Frank now represents New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.
Congressman Leonard Lance
Congressman Leonard Lance was elected to a fourth term in the United States House of Representatives in November 2014 to represent New Jersey’s seventh congressional district. Congressman Lance serves on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose jurisdiction includes national energy and environmental policy, health and health facilities, interstate and foreign commerce, consumer affairs and consumer protection, and travel and tourism. As a committee member, Leonard Lance plays an important role in protecting and growing jobs in New Jersey’s energy, life sciences, and telecommunication sectors.
Congressman Tom MacArthur
Tom MacArthur is a self-made businessman serving New Jersey’s 3rd district in Congress. He believes in promoting policies that spur job creation, strengthen Social Security and Medicare, provide our military the tools they need to defend our freedom, and honor the service of our veterans and their families when they come home. While he was Mayor, Tom helped his town remain 1 of only 19 municipalities in New Jersey and one of only 213 in the entire U.S. to earn a AAA bond rating, maintaining one of the lowest per capita tax burdens in the region.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
Elise proudly represents New York’s 21st District in the House of Representatives where she is a Member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. On the House Armed Services Committee, Elise serves as Vice-Chair for the Subcommittee on Readiness. On the Committee on Education and the Workforce, she serves on the Subcommittees on Workforce Protections and Higher Education and Workforce Training. Elise was elected by her freshmen peers in the 114th Congress to serve as the Freshman Representative to the Policy Committee where she is the Chair of the Millennial Task Force. Elise is proudly the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in United States history.
Congressman Lee Zeldin
Lee Zeldin proudly serves New York’s 1st district. Since taking office in 2015, he has pursued an agenda in Washington focusing on a stronger foreign policy that defeats ISIS, secures our homeland, corrects a deeply flawed Iran nuclear agreement, and improves our relationships with our allies. On the national level, Lee is fighting every day in Washington to help grow our economy, create more good paying private sector jobs, fight for our veterans, improve healthcare and education, repair local infrastructure, and safeguard the environment.
Congressman Dan Donovan
Dan Donovan has served New York’s 11th district since May of 2015. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, where he chairs the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication.
Congressman Tom Reed
Tom was elected to serve New York’s 29th district in 2010, and took office in the 111th Congress, with his first full year term beginning on January 5, 2011. Since taking office, Tom has become one of the most accessible Members of Congress by conducting nearly 150 town halls across all 11 counties in a district the size of New Jersey. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and Co-chair of the Manufacturing Caucus, Tom is committed to fighting for jobs and the future for the families in the 23rd Congressional District.
Congressman Chris Collins
Congressman Chris Collins represents New York’s 27th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. He serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he serves on three subcommittees: Health Subcommittee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. Previously, he served on the House Small Business, Agriculture and Science, Space and Technology committees. Before serving as Erie County Executive, Collins built a career as a business owner and entrepreneur, creating and saving hundreds of American jobs.
Congressman John Katko
John Katko, 51, is a former federal prosecutor and Onondaga County native. John’s prosecutorial and law enforcement work has received local, national and international attention. He has lectured extensively across the country – including at DOJ’s National Advocacy Center as well as Cornell and Syracuse Law Schools – and has trained fellow prosecutors as far away as Croatia and El Salvador. His decorated service has been marked with recognition and awards from multiple U.S. Attorneys General, the Director of the FBI, and the Syracuse Police Department. John represents New York’s 24th District.
Jack has served as a New York State Senator since 2011 representing the Seventh Senate District. Over the last five years, Jack cut income taxes for residents and businesses to their lowest rates in decades, helped create New York State’s property tax cap, repealed the MTA payroll tax for small businesses and schools, and voted for five consecutive on-time, fiscally responsible state budgets which controlled spending and made smart investments in economic development, infrastructure, and education without raising taxes. Jack is running to represent New York’s 3rd Congressional District.
John Faso is running for Congress in New York’s 19th district where he and his wife have lived for the past 35 years. John has served on the control board where he worked to fix financial and managerial issues within the city of Buffalo and its school district. His desire to serve has motivated him to seek public office.
Ted Budd was raised on a cattle and commercial chicken farm in Davie County and now runs a thriving shooting-sports retail store, training center, and indoor range. Ted’s work at The Budd Group and Green Resource helped them to earn the Triad Business Journal’s “Fast 50” as one of the region’s 50 fastest growing privately held companies. As a lifetime NRA and Grassroots NC member and the owner of a gun range and store, Ted will not waver in defense of the freedoms the 2nd Amendment protects. As a small business owner who has never run for political office, Ted was not looking for an excuse to run. He is used to getting things done every day, not playing political games and calling it success. Ted is running to represent the people of North Carolina’s 13th district.
Congressman Dave Joyce
A lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, Congressman Dave Joyce is an experienced leader who has spent his career fighting for Ohioans. Before being elected to Congress, Joyce worked to put some of the most dangerous criminals behind bars as the Geauga County Prosecutor.
After six consecutive terms in office as prosecutor, Congressman Joyce has proven to be an effective, compassionate leader. Congressman Joyce now serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is committed to getting Ohioans back to work.
Congressman Bill Johnson
Congressman Bill Johnson’s life and career have always centered around a commitment to hard work and making a difference in the community. Bill joined the Air Force in 1973 and retired as a lieutenant colonel after serving his country for more than 26 years. Following his retirement from military service, Johnson helped create two information-technology consulting companies, and served as chief information officer for a global manufacturing company headquartered in eastern Ohio.
Serving the people of Ohio’s sixth congressional district, Bill Johnson has made it a priority to create jobs for his fellow Ohioans. Bill is a strong advocate for Ohio families when it comes to stopping the administration’s regulatory assault on coal and ensuring Ohioans have the opportunity to create and maintain jobs at home.
Senator Rob Portman
Rob Portman was elected to the Senate in 2010. He has built a reputation in the Senate as a conservative who is focused on building consensus to promote pro-growth policies that will lead to private sector job creation. Rob is a leading advocate for tax reform, regulatory reform, deficit reduction, and worker retraining reform to help create an environment for Ohio employers to grow and create jobs. Due to his expertise on fiscal matters, Rob was appointed in 2013 to the powerful Senate Finance Committee, becoming the most junior senator to join the committee in over 30 years.
Senator James Lankford
Since being elected to the United States Congress and serving on several committees, James has worked diligently, studying each issue facing Congress and its impact on the families of Oklahoma. He has earned the respect of his conservative colleagues for his knowledge on budget issues and his work on eliminating wasteful government spending. While remaining passionate about life and traditional family values, James has become a strong voice for fiscal discipline and accountability in the federal government. He has emerged as a leader in fighting government regulations that are suffocating business and weakening the economy. James was elected to the U.S. Senate on November 4, 2014.
Congressman Steve Russell
A fifth generation Oklahoman raised by hard working parents, Steve Russell has always excelled from a strong work ethic, commitment to his faith and family as well as a responsibility to lead. Graduating from some of the toughest training the Army had to offer, Steve earned his airborne wings and the coveted US Army Ranger qualification. Steve led troops at every level from platoon to a combat task force of a thousand soldiers with his unit earning the Valorous Unit Award for its role in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. Russell himself is highly decorated with awards such as the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star for Valor with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Combat Infantry Badge. Steve Serves Oklahoma’s 5th District.
Congressman Bill Shuster
Bill Shuster is ready to fight for small business, having owned and operated an automobile dealership in East Freedom, Pennsylvania. Owning his own business taught him a lot about the challenges government presents, and the value of serving others—from customers or constituents.
As a member of Congress, Bill has focused on bringing greater opportunity and a higher standard of living to the people of the ninth congressional district. He has made economic development a top priority during his time in Congress, including fighting for tax relief for small businesses and regulatory reform that limits government interference. Bill has been a conservative leader in his caucus, standing up to President Obama on behalf of taxpayers. He voted against Obamacare and has voted more than 40 times to repeal it since. He also helped lead the fight against the President’s stimulus bill and has called to stop Obama’s regulatory assault on coal.
Congressman Will Hurd
After serving for nearly a decade in the CIA on the front lines of The War on Terror in D.C., India, Pakistan, New York and Afghanistan, Will Hurd announced his run for Congress in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas in 2014. Will defeated incumbent Congressman Pete Gallego in the General Election by just over 2,500 votes. Immediately following his election he did a tour of all 29 counties to get his marching orders before he was sworn in to Congress.
Congressman Kevin Brady
Kevin is Chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee handling all tax matters, Social Security, Medicare, trade, energy, health care and welfare. He is the chairman of the Health Subcommittee, focusing on ways to increase the quality of health care for all Americans, while keeping costs affordable. He is past chairman of the Trade Sub-Committee and has helped successfully pass sales agreements and find new customers for American companies competing overseas. He is also the second highest Republican on the Social Security Sub-Committee. Kevin is fighting to reform the tax code, prevent tax increases and preserve Social Security and Medicare for every generation, once and for all.
Congressman Lamar Smith
Lamar Smith represents the 21st Congressional District of Texas. He serves as Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over programs at NASA, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Congressman John Culberson
Congressman John Culberson is a free market, Constitutional conservative who is committed to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of limited government and individual liberty by preserving the 10th Amendment sovereignty of the States. John’s goal is to “Let Texans Run Texas.” John Culberson was elected in 2000 to represent the 7th District, a seat first held by President George H. W. Bush when he was elected as the district’s first congressman in 1966. In 1970, Bill Archer was elected as our second congressman, and he rose to become Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Congressman Michael D. Burgess
Prior to representing the 26th District in the House of Representatives, Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D. practiced medicine for 30 years as an obstetrician. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee as chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, in addition to sitting on the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. He also serves on the Rules Committee and the Helsinki Commission, where he helps shape foreign policy through the monitor and and compliance of the Helsinki Accords. He is also the founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Health Caucus.
Congressman John Ratcliffe
John has been the leading change in Congress to defend our Constitution, fight for freedom, and less government. Since taking office he voted to repeal Obamacare in its entirety, build the Keystone XL Pipeline, defund illegal executive amnesty, repeal the Death Tax, reduce the burden on hard-working Americans, defend the unborn, and make it easier to hire veterans. Serving on the Homeland Security Committee and Judiciary Committee in Texas’ 24th district, he is in a strategic position to fight for an opportunity-filled America where liberty is protected and exceptionalism embraced.
A graduate of Plainview High School, Jodey attended Texas Tech University earning a BA in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
His experience includes advising then Gov. George W. Bush on appointments to state boards and commissions, recruiting conservative business leaders from across the state to provide oversight and accountability to agencies responsible for agriculture, higher education, healthcare, and criminal justice. He later became an Advisor to President Bush in the White House, responsible for helping assemble President Bush’s leadership team in critical areas such as agriculture, water, and energy. After leaving the White House, Jodey served as Chief of Staff to the FDIC Chairman and Amarillo native Don Powell, where he was instrumental in helping cut millions of dollars in waste and inefficiencies, reducing regulatory burdens on community banks, and pass the U.S. deposit insurance reform.
In 2007, Jodey’s leadership focused on the Texas Tech University System, serving as Chief of Staff to Chancellor and former Congressman, Kent Hance. He was later appointed as Vice Chancellor of Research and Commercialization, where he was instrumental in the record growth of the Texas Tech University System. He also helped bring jobs and millions of dollars in economic development to West Texas, increasing technology commercialization, and fostering strong ties with the local business community. Jodey is runiing to represent Texas’s 19th district.
Congresswoman Mia Love
A dedicated wife and mother, Mia Love is the daughter of Haitian immigrants who later went on to serve two terms on the city council of Saratoga Springs, one of Utah’s fastest growing cities. After being elected Mayor, Love is best known for her conservative positions on limited government, increased citizen liberties and limited restraints on business. She believes that government should stay out of the way of business and out of the lives of citizens. She advocates a return to the personal responsibility and reduced government dependency.
Congresswoman Barbara Comstock
Barbara has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2009. However, her commitment to public service started in 1991 as a senior aide to Congressman Frank Wolf, and she has since worked in many facets of politics and government.
A lawyer by trade, Barbara has worked with associations and individuals as an advocate for a variety of policy issues such as tort reform, First Amendment rights, and foster-care issues. Also a small businesswoman, she understands the harmful impact that higher taxes and regulation has on job growth. Barbara lives with her husband Chip in McLean, where they’ve raised three children.
Scott Taylor is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and Iraq War veteran, businessman and author. He is a passionate advocate for men and women in uniform and veterans and has been a frequent commentator on Fox News Channel, discussing national security, military issues, and foreign policy. Scott believes in free market capitalism, American energy independence, smaller and less intrusive government, and private sector job creation. He is running to represent Virginia’s second district.
Senator Ron Johnson
Ron was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. He truly is a citizen legislator ready to work with anyone who is willing to address the realities of America’s spending, federal debt, and economy. His manufacturing background has taught him to attack the root cause of a problem, not mere symptoms, and his years in the private sector have taught him the importance of strategy, not just tactics. Ron serves as the Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. He also serves on the committees on the Budget; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Foreign Relations.
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