“I want to see our nation get back on track. I want to see the American Dream be a reality for the families throughout Southern New Mexico. Right now, with the current Republicans that are in Congress, they have made the idea of the American dream into more and more of a fantasy.” --Leslie Endean-Singh
Dear Daily Kos Community -
I want to take a moment to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Leslie Endean-Singh and I am running for Congress against Tea-Party Republican Steve Pearce in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional district. I am running for Congress so I can be a fighter for the middle-class.
When I was three, my family moved to New Mexico in search of a better life. We started out living in a cramped trailer. I was one of the first in my family to go college where I spent just as much time working as I did in class just to make ends meet. After graduation I became a paralegal, and one of my mentors convinced me to go to law school.
As an attorney and later Magistrate Judge, I spent my career being an advocate for children & battered women. I was a court assigned attorney who represented abandoned & abused children, and as a prosecutor, I entered the courtroom everyday ready to stand up for victims and their families.
It is time that we silence the Tea Party and bring sensible solutions to our nations capitol. I will to use my life experiences and years in the courtroom to bring people together to create opportunity and prosperity for Southern New Mexico.
I want to share with you a few of a few of the things, my opponent, Steve Pearce has "accomplished" as a member of Congress:
* Voted over 40 times to repeal or defund Obamacare
* Voted to keep the government shutdown
* Spent nearly $20,000 of tax-dollars for a flight to Egypt
* Repeatedly named by CREW as on of the most corrupt members of Congress
* 4% lifetime rating from the AFL-CIO
* F rating from the Sierra Club
Steve Pearce is hurting New Mexico families and it is time for a change! Over the coming months I plan on speaking with you frequently and in addition to Republican bashing I plan on sharing with you what makes me a progressive and how I plan to help fix the problems that plague our country.
I encourage you to get to know and ask questions and become involved. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and I look forward to getting to know you all!