My name is Gaylon Kent and I am running for the Libertarian Party's nomination for Congress from Colorado's 3rd district.
I'm running because our government is not working and our country isn't being led, it's being managed. By any measure, even the low standards Congress has set for itself in recent years, very little of substance is getting done.
The 2011 debt ceiling fiasco provided a great example of just how little leadership we are receiving. Here was a crisis absolutely begging for someone - the president, a congressional leader, a janitor, anyone - to step up with a genuine, long term solution to this problem. Because solutions are out there. This mess does not have to mean the end of this great nation.
Our leaders couldn't be bothered to come up with a solution, though. All we got was some patchwork legislation that merely provided a Band-Aid to the open wound of continued deficit spending. It did nothing to address any of the long term problems we are facing. Everybody associated with that fiasco should be ashamed of themselves.
Friends, I am new to Colorado. My wife Marian and I moved to Steamboat in August, 2011 from Las Vegas, Nevada because I've vacationed here in the past and always wanted to live here, plus, honestly, it's never over 100 degrees here.
So I am not going to pretend I know everything about every issue facing this great state, or the residents of our district, so I hope you will let me know what's important to you. Please, use the contact link to either email or call me. It would be a pleasure to talk with you.
I didn't come here to buy a Congressional seat, either. One, I'm not that smart, and, two, I am not that wealthy. I am a writer and I work the front desk at a couple of hotels. My wife Marian manages a sandwich shop and we don't do these things because of our deep commitment to customer service. We do them to earn a living. And we're glad to have these jobs, too, because jobs are not easy to come by right now.
Friends, like you, we are average people trying to build a good life for ourselves, and I am running for Congress because I believe that unless we fundamentally change the way our government operates, within a generation or two we may not be able to do that.
So please, read about my plan for getting our government back in step with what it should be doing for us citizens.Then join us as the Freedom Train pulls out.