As a father who has worked blue collar jobs for most of my career, I know the struggles that working families face in this district. As a teacher, I know the importance of giving our young adults the skills they need to compete in today’s job market. As a citizen, I know the frustration of a community that has an unemployment rate four times the national average. I strongly believe that everyday citizens should be represented by everyday citizens from our own community, and not by elites from outside our district. We deserve a representative who shares our experiences and a representative who is willing to work with everyone to get things done. I have always worked hard for my family and for my community and as your representative, I will work hard to bring opportunity back to our district.