I am running for Congress because I want to keep our country safe, and ensure that anyone who works hard and plays by the rules gets a fair shot at success.
One would be hard pressed to find another community like ours that mirrors the challenges we face as a nation.
Bucks County lost many friends and neighbors on 9/11, awakening all Americans to a coordinated attack unimaginable hours before it happened and difficult to reconcile to this day. As our leaders grapple with policies to address an ongoing threat, those radicalized by hate have become so insidious we see they now can be self-directed without coordination from forces abroad.
Americans are resilient and determined to remain free from fear, as we continue to pursue our dreams and way of life. But, something is out of balance.
We have prosperity in some parts of our community, less abundant than in other places. Unfortunately, many cannot seize the opportunities that should be available to all.
The reason is because the game is rigged.
It is apparent that the very institutions we created to advance the American Dream have been corrupted and lost sight of the people they are meant to serve. In fact, we have grown so accustomed to our institutions working against us that we may shrug our shoulders. More troublesome, we see criticism dismissed as political fodder by the very people that should be held accountable.
The type of corruption I am speaking of is a most devastating form that robs every American of the ability to pursue a fulfilling life of dignity and prosperity.
We are all too familiar with the calamity that is the Philadelphia Veterans Administration, where dishonest, self-serving managers are re-appointed to their jobs, despite failing to meet veterans’ needs.
We see it when unaccountable bureaucrats issue crushing regulations aimed at perpetuating bureaucracy instead of unleashing the productivity, ingenuity and power of the American worker.
We see it when the Administration implements a flawed healthcare law, which will make medical care less accessible because it will bankrupt our country.
We see it when partisan interests selfishly refuse to reform entitlements, burdening future generations with crushing debt.
These are some the issues that have – for many – resulted in denying opportunity and prosperity. People believe the deck is stacked against them. In turn, many feel success is achieved through “shortcuts.” Too many fear for their children’s future because the pathway to success is unclear. And there are those who, despite doing everything right, are left behind.
The time is now to take a stand for our families and our future.
For the past decade and a half, I served as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I supported counter-terrorism efforts, and, fought corruption as National Director for the FBI’s Campaign Finance and Election Crimes Enforcement Program and as a national supervisor for the FBI’s Political Corruption Unit.
While at times the FBI deployed me across the country and around the world, I was born and raised in Levittown and, I have lived in Bucks County for nearly 40 years. There is no greater honor than serving our country wherever and whenever one can.
Coupled with the keen sensibility of our community, along with my training and experience, I can bring a unique perspective on the steps we can take to secure our safety and promote opportunity for all.
My priority is to advance the best policies to protect our country, clearly define the threats to our nation and help implement a coordinated strategy to keep us safe. Political correctness is not a strategy that will protect us. Equipping ourselves and our allies to defeat our enemies while cutting off their financing are keys to a plan that keeps our brave servicemen and women out of harm’s way until absolutely necessary for a sustainable strategy focused on winning.
Seeing firsthand how public corruption erodes at the core of the institutions and the people they serve, I will hold officials accountable to meaningful reform. That means not only asking tough questions, but developing innovative ways to solve problems to put the American Dream back on track, rather than pointing fingers.
With your support, we can bring people together to safeguard opportunity and security for all Americans to pursue their dreams.
I am hopeful that I can earn your vote, I ask that you join our effort.