I love Southern Arizona. My service to our country brought me here and I am proud to have made it my home. I am running for Congress because I believe our community needs a stronger voice advocating for us in Washington D.C. Our nation is at a critical juncture. We need leaders who are able to work toward solutions, not partisan politicians who are looking out for their next re-election.
Please invest a few minutes of your time to get to know me and this race. I invite you to become a part of the team. Together, we can make Southern Arizona a better place to live, work and raise our families.
More than ever, I am ready to serve, lead, and fight for Southern Arizona. As I travel around our community, I’ve heard your voices. You are frustrated with the dysfunction in DC, a stagnant economy, and the government takeover of health care. You want a Representative who leads and gets things done.
I wore the uniform to serve and make a difference and I am running for Congress to continue that service in DC. This election is going to be about the economy, leadership, and government overreach.
Economy: Families in our community are barely getting by, small businesses are struggling to survive, and Davis-Monthan is at risk of closing. Ron Barber favors job-killing policies that hurt middle class families and he was asleep at the wheel on the risk to DM until I alerted him in an August 27th op-ed. We need a representative in Congress who is going to champion solutions and policies that bring economic growth to Southern Arizona.
Leadership: Washington is broken. People are rightfully fed up with politicians and incumbents. We need servant leadership more than ever, focused on what is best for the country and community, instead of worrying about their next election. I am ready to bring to Congress the core values I learned in the Air Force; service, excellence, and integrity. It’s time for a fresh face with a proven record of leadership to solve the challenges we face.
Government Overreach: So many people in Southern Arizona have been hurt by Obamacare-the government takeover of 1/6 of the economy, and Ron Barber supports it. We need common sense solutions to bring down the cost of healthcare so it is more affordable and available, not social engineering founded on mandates, taxes, and penalties. Barber has fully bought into this failed experiment that takes healthcare decisions away from you and your doctor and puts them in the hands of government bureaucrats. He also favors the NSA infringement on your privacy and more regulations choking small businesses. Every dollar that is taken from a small business is a dollar that doesn’t go to new equipment, more employees or raises. Every regulation requires more and more paperwork and it is drowning our job creators. I am running to roll back these and other stifling government intrusions.
We deserve better.
It’s time for change.
I need your support to fire Ron Barber and fight for you in Congress. Will you join me?
Today, Secretary of Defense Hagel confirmed that the Obama administration plans to mothball the A-10 Warthog to save money. This is a reckless decision that will put American lives at risk. Despite what Hagel stated, the A-10 is not a single mission aircraft. It is America’s most capable and survivable aircraft in Close Air Support, Forward Air Control, Combat Search and Rescue, and Strike Coordination and Reconnaissance. We must preserve the capability to protect Americans under fire on the ground with our best assets, and the A-10 is second to none while being inexpensive to maintain and operate.
The loss of the A-10, along with Hagel’s request for another round of base closures in 2017, results in a significant risk to the Tucson community as well. Davis-Monthan’s main mission revolves around the A-10, and the $1.6B economic impact of the base to our community is now also at risk.
I alerted the community to the risk of the A-10 cuts and the future of DM in an Arizona Daily Star op-ed on August 27th, 2013 (LINK). In a September 1st, 2013 AZ Daily Star Steller column (LINK), Ron Barber is quoted as stating there is “flat out” no risk to the A-10 in the short term, after serving in Congress for over 14 months on the Armed Services Committee and representing Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the “home of the A-10.” He is now attempting to cover his tracks by stating he is fighting to save the A-10, but his too little, too late efforts clearly had no impact on his party’s administration and their decisions.
We need someone in DC who understands the value of the A-10 and DM and has a track record of fighting and winning, not talking and losing. Having commanded an A-10 squadron in combat, I am running to bring the experience and leadership we need for this significant issue impacting our country and community.
A bevy of smart, fresh-faced Republican women is running for Congress this year, shattering the stereotype that the political right is a bastion of old,white men.
AZ-02 is listed by National Journal’s The Hotline on their top 10 list of House seats most likely to flip.
CNN names AZ-02 as one of the 5 House races to watch in 2014
National Journal lists the race for Arizona’s 2nd congressional district as one of the marquee races of the 2014 mid-term elections.
Roll Call details the most fascinating races of 2014. This article focuses on Martha McSally’s race in Arizona’s 2nd District.
Martha McSally listed as one of 14 Arizonans to watch in 2014 by the Arizona Republic.
In Arizona, Republican Martha McSally is putting her military service at the forefront of her second congressional campaign and emphasizing what she calls the Air Force’s core values.
The United States is facing a failure of leadership now, more so than at any other time in the nation’s history, said Republican congressional hopeful Martha McSally. “America is in decline,” she told nearly 40 people at a Wednesday Southeastern Arizona Contractors Association luncheon. But it doesn’t mean the decline can’t be reversed, because it can be with the elections of the right people, McSally said.