Why I am running for the 17th Congressional District of Texas

I have talked with my family and many friends about running for Congress.  They all seem to have the same question "why".  In my opinion our federal government is broken.  I have come to the conclusion that no amount of shaking my head in disgust or having online discussions will fix it.  I think I have an obligation to try to change my Representative, because I believe I can do better.  If we want Congress to work better, we need better men and women in Congress.  In district 17 I know the incumbent supports a fiscally liberal, deficit spending, privacy intruding government.  He voted for a 4 TRILLION dollar budget.  I want a congressman who says no to deficit spending, and yes to more personal freedom.