I am honored to serve this district in the thoughtful, independent
tradition of those who represented us in the past leaders
who distinguished themselves through their commitment to public
When you sent me to Washington, I had no idea of the historic
times ahead. As
one of the few veterans serving in Congress today, I was proud
to be named one of 28 emerging leaders in Congress for my military
and intelligence experience.
We face many challenges both abroad and here at home; fighting
the war on terror, curbing federal spending to control a growing
deficit, encouraging economic development, protecting our environment,
reducing traffic gridlock, assuring our children attend safe,
and jobs, jobs, jobs.
Thank you for the honor of representing you in the Congress. With
your vote, I will continue to fight for our Tenth District families