Stephens on the issues (click each link for more information):
My name is Lauren Stephens… and I want my country back!
I know the American Dream because I lived it growing up, but where is MY American Dream? And what about yours?
I don’t know about you, but I am not doing so well in this economy. Since 2008, it seems as if every time I start to get ahead, there is some new regulation or revelation from our government that has an adverse effect on my business. I kept waiting for something extraordinary to happen, but it never did…
I want this hell to end, and that can only happen by all of us electing people who are truly willing to make a change and make a difference – no matter what. We must end the crony capitalism that is destroying our country from the inside out. We must really lay down the law on those who wish to harm us. We have to assert OUR rights, as Americans. We need to get rid of all this political correctness and bring back common sense. But most importantly, we MUST send a message to Washington – we are mad as hell and we aren’t going to take it anymore.
I believe that everything happens for a reason and I feel fortunate to have had all the life experiences that I have had, whether it is the variety of places that I have lived, the places I have traveled to, or the good and bad things that God put in my path to deal with.
I was born in Arizona, but I grew up in the Midwest. When my parents retired in Las Vegas, I went with them. I lived on the West Coast for several years. Then I got married and when my kids became school age and I saw what was going on in the schools, I decided I wanted a better life for them. We moved out here and we love it!
Wisconsin is a special and unique place. It is a great place to raise a family and with the recent reforms here in the state, it is becoming a better place to do business. I hope we can accomplish the same thing in Washington.
I’ve been self-employed most of my adult life. As a business owner, I can tell you first hand that our government is not helping us with all their interference and excessive regulations. Why can’t I just run my business?
In my main line of work, I am an advocate for people who have found themselves at a disadvantage in family court. I am a Professional Power of Attorney. I have a great deal of experience and success representing all types of people, not as a lawyer, but as an actual representative. I do this kind of work because I believe in people and those people count on me to solve their problems without creating more problems.
I am a member of the American Legal Professionals Network, Loan Signing Professionals, Minnesota Paralegal Association, Republican Professionals and various political groups. I am also a Notary in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Just recently, while doing my family genealogy, I discovered that I am a direct descendant of Martin Johnston who served in the American Revolution in the 1700′s. I am also a descendant of Judge Edward Jones and Senator James Jones (from Virginia and North Carolina). It was very exciting to learn that my family fought the fight for America long ago.
I am working on my degree in Public Administration. My focus is on Government, Ethics and Change Management. I urge you to read more about Change Management to find out why this gives me a distinct advantage in this election.
The incumbent, surprisingly enough, is campaigning on “Cutting Spending in Washington”, but he continues to favor billions of dollars in subsidies (welfare), voted to increase the debt ceiling numerous times (I guess that is easier than getting spending under control) and has a history of taking thousands upon thousands of dollars from special interest groups from both sides of the aisle in return for his voting and legislative support in Congress.
Until I announced my candidacy for federal office, I was the Executive Director of the Conservative Wisconsin PAC, an organization I founded in early 2011. I am very involved in political activism, because I believe we all have that responsibility.
Here are a few of the things I have accomplished over the past few years:
I am a parent of two children. One of my kids has severe disabilities. I am a strong advocate for children and those with disabilities. I have been working with our failed system for years and have repeatedly spoken out to our government about the waste and fraud involved in the programs that are supposed to be helping our vulnerable people of all ages. The parents of these children need to have their rights restored because our government is making arbitrary decisions about children they don’t even know.
I am so excited at this opportunity and overwhelmed by the amount of support I have been receiving as I take our message all over the district. Although I am a Republican, the message is universal and has received support from people of both parties – elect people who truly represent the people and who will do the right thing in Washington for our district.
I am making several pledges to the people:
Many of you have shared your stories with me. I know some of you have lost your homes, have been faced with evictions, have lost your cars and other things that you worked hard for. For many, just putting food on the table is getting more and more difficult. I have been through these exact same things, so I can sympathize with you. We should all be in this together.
Don’t give up now – help is on the way!
Source: Stephens campaign