|U.S. Senate, California|
|Profession||Small business owner|
Stewart studied Political Science and Business Administration at UCLA from 1986 to 1990. She is the owner of a bookkeeping, accounting, and tax business which provides record keeping for small businesses.
"We're no longer functioning as a society. In a society, human beings work collectively together for the betterment of the community as a whole. And as a community, we bestow upon our elected government officials the care of our most cherished freedoms, “liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness”. But today these freedoms are on the verge of being taken away from us with proposed legislation that will reverse Row v. Wade and Civil Rights, consistant and arbitrary increases in gas prices, a 40% increase in the deficit, and a 20% decrease in the pursuit of happiness and quality of our lives.
We need leaders in our government who know that the purpose of government is to make the lives of its people easier. That we are put into office to be held accountable for where we spend their hard earned tax dollars. And that our focus is to provide them with a sense of trust and security so that they can progress in their daily lives.
I am such a leader. I've always been a leader whether on the athletic field, as Drum Major for my high school marching band or when running my own financial company.
I want to revitalize the financial funding to our schools, provide our children with aesthetically pleasing environments in which to learn and develop, and restore our educational ranking in the world to within the top ten. Without a fully funded educational system we cannot produce a work force capable of moving our economy forward. We will not be as creative in the arts. We will not be leaders in medicine and technology. We will not be at the cutting edge of our world society or able to compete among a world market that is poised to leave us behind.
I will introduce legislation that will allow working parents to work within 20 miles of their home so that they can: pick their children up from school (cutting down on the crimes against kids); get home in time to have dinner as a family; and reduce their cost of gas by 60%.
I will return monies taken from states and cities due to the war so that they can hire the proper number of police officers and firefighters that it takes to protect us and keep us safe."
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