The two questions I get asked all the time are: Why are you running, and what about your age? Both are valid questions, but most candidates I’m guessing only get asked the first question. I’m here to talk about the second question. First, let me ask you a few questions. How many times have you thought to yourself I wish the younger generation would get involved? If only Millennials showed up and voted? Do you wish Millennials would actually focus on change, instead of being a Social Justice Warrior on social media?
I’m a Millennial, and I’m running for State Representative, I’m getting involved, I’m voting, and I’m going to fix the problems we face. So why then is my age an issue for some? Could it be that it frightens them? Millennials did not create the problems that our state and country are facing, but Millennials will have to fix them. I’m stepping up, for those around me to fight for them.
Let me be clear on this, I see the problems, we are in a state that over taxes, we do not utilize our natural resources, we spend more than we make, social issues and how our governor looks are more important than the well being of struggling Oregonians. Our state education is horrid, Infrastructure is one natural disaster away from crumbling, more and more taxes are imposed on working-class citizens and small businesses.
Yes, a majority of Millennials do not get involved, though there are those that do. I am getting involved in the most direct way I can, I’m running for a political office. The bill accrued over the last 30 years has come due.
Do not judge me by my age, do not judge me for the lack of experience in the political arena. Judge me by my actions, by my ideas, and by my attitude.
Let us work together and put this state back on course. If you agree, if you see the problems and want to join the fight, click the join me bottom. If you are able, we need help sending out mailers, we need $500 to send out the first set, can you donate?
I see the pain my friends, family, and community feels, I also see the pain that is coming our way. Together we can prepare and create a better future.