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.