Early voting has started for the Florida primary, so let's recap why we CAN WIN in Florida Congressional District 7!
Florida District 7 is not as Republican as people think. Swing State Project considers all district with a Partisan Voter Index (PVI) rating of R+1 to R+5 by the non-partisan Cook Report vulnerable in this election. Well, guess what, Congressional District 7 carries a R+3 rating. And even the NRCC considers no Republican seat safe in 2008.
We will never have a better chance than NOW to unseat John Mica!
I am the only candidate with experience in the political arena fighting for the issues that matter most to the people in District 7. I have been a health care activist for over 12 years, first advocating for Patient Safety, then stem cell research, and most recently for Universal Health care. It was my son's paralysis from a soccer injury at age 7 which ignited my passion for these medical issues and the political process. After seeing the poor response we are getting from Washington and in particular from our sitting US Congressman, I realized we need Citizen Legislators. Not Career Politicians!
I have lived in Central and North East Florida since 1994, currently in Fruit Cove. I'm an economist, with a masters degree in Economics, and have private and public sector experience in education, finance and health care. This is most important at a time when voters point to our ailing economy as their number one concern. Having raised five children on my own, I can really relate to the issues that many in our District are dealing with. Also, my son-in-law is currently serving in Iraq which gives me a personal connection to effectively work toward a responsible end to the Iraq war, which is siphoning 12 billion dollars out of our economy every single month.
I believe that as your Congresswoman, I am accountable to you, the voter. That's why I pledge to do all I can to receive top scores with important organizations like themiddleclass.org, the disabled American veterans (dav.org), and the League of Conservation Voters (lcv.org). My opponent, in office since 1993, scored an F with themiddleclass.org, a zero for three consecutive years with the dav.org, and shamefully for a district with the longest coastline, his score was just 5 out of 100 with lcv.org. We cannot afford "more of the same" with a Bush Republican representing District 7.
Vote for the People's Voice in Congress!