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I would like to introduce myself. My name is Scott Sturm. I am running for U.S. Representative for Texas’ 17th Congressional District facing incumbent Bill Flores in the upcoming Midterm Elections.

I want to give the voters of District 17 a real choice for change come November 6th, 2018. I know if we all work together across the country for a change in Congress, we can make history this next election.

When it comes to the success of a term in office it will not be just from the intentions set forth but the words that followed, and the actions taken thereafter that will have mattered.

When it comes to the success of a term in office it will have been the onus of the person that held the office so it is the responsibility of the electorate to get to know all the candidates and vote for the one who holds your ideals, your dreams, and your hopes dear to them.

You, the voters, are the landlords of our liberty and those of us whom you choose to elect to office are nothing more than the caretakers of the country sent there to mend what is broken, uphold what is right, and to speak for the unspoken and the unheard. The power invested in us by you is not God given or boundless but beholden to the Union and subject to the will of the people.

Subject to you.

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I’m choosing to run to be an advocate for the people who need it most. Public service is a privilege, and has been for me for the past sixteen years working as a Paramedic on the streets. I plan to put the people first.

Large segments of this country have been ignored by our representatives in Washington DC. Voters now have an opportunity to send a message to our nation’s capital that they do not agree with the way things are headed. We can send a Representative to replace Bill Flores who will stand up for the people of this district and this Country and stand up to President-elect Trump.

I am running because:

  • We need people of principle in power.
  • We need someone who will fight a system that favors the big corporations and the wealthy.
  • We need someone who knows, like you do, that America’s biggest strength is our diversity.
  • We need someone who will put aside partisan politics when there are people of good faith on both sides who want to work towards real change. 
  • We need someone who will protect Social Security and Medicare and preserve these vital services that keep our seniors out of poverty.
  • We need a Congressman that will work to raise the minimum wage and create a more balanced economy that rewards the workers, and not the CEO’s and the bankers on Wall Street.
  • We need to protect the labor unions and workers’ rights to come together and stand up for themselves.
  • We need someone who will protect women’s rights to make their own healthcare decisions and will stand with Planned Parenthood.
  • We need someone who will work to ensure that equal pay for equal work is the law of the land and that women are paid the same as men who work in the same job.
  • We need someone who will do more for our Veterans; men & women who have bravely done their part to protect our freedom and deserve to get the quality healthcare they have earned.
  • We need someone who will fight for debt free public college so that college graduates are not indebted with massive student loans.
  • We need someone who will work hard to make sure the hard working people of America are getting ahead.
  • We need someone who will stand up for their constituents, rather than for corporate lobbyists.
  • We need someone who understands that our role as elected officials is not only to pass good policy or stop bad policy, but to help inspire hope, trust, and a new generation of activism.

In the end, the powerful will have their voice—I humbly ask that I may be yours. I will be bold, I will be honest and I will demand justice. I will be your fighter in Congress. I am ready to take on Washington by bringing a fresh perspective and the pragmatic, progressive change we need.

I would be honored to have your support.

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