Elected Experience: None.
Other Professional Experience: Fifteen years directing international media and communications campaigns for corporations, non-profits, politicians and individuals.
Education: University of Virginia (B.A. in Government and Philosophy).
Community Service: Pro bono professional services from myself and my firms to a variety of non-profit organizations and causes in need of high-level strategy and support in sharing important news and views with the public and officials.
Statement: The American government is paralyzed by a political system that forces binary choices. Democratic or Republican...both parties are equally guilty, shameless and unaccountable for their betrayal of the people. We can blame the current Administration or the last one, but it truly does not matter. Neither political party represents you or me. And that isn't changing anytime soon.
Choosing the lesser of two evils is no longer a viable position to take when filling out your ballot. Independent candidates and third parties need real support from voters. Washington, DC must be reshaped in the mold of other world capitals, where multiple parties and coalition governments work together to form viable compromises.
No candidate for public office can or should try to satisfy everyone. So let's end the charade and stop looking for ideologically pure individuals to agree with 100% on every topic. Instead, let's embrace differences in our backgrounds, philosophies, religions and perspectives. Find common ground on issues and policies. No more focusing on provocative rhetoric and media-driven conflict.
A little less conversation. A little more action.