Happily married to Rebecca Easton, four children, retired from two occupations: 35+ years law enforcement and 11 years Safety and Risk Mgr. Moved to Tucson, AZ in 1959 from Superior, Wisconsin. Enjoying retirement and traveling.
I am sick and tired of the two parties trying to "out-extreme" and/or ignore each other. I'd been, until about 2007 or so a registered Republican; since then a registered Independent. "Centrist" describes me well. I've always said I was to be considered both a "liberal conservative" or a "conservative liberal". There are basic beliefs and philosophies of both sides that I believe in......and many that I do not. Centrist....means someone open to all points of view, willing to compromise, civil in conduct and not bound by dogma or $$$$ or influence (lobbyist). I WANT A TRUE REPRESENTATIVE GOVENMENT!!!! I've said for years, "If I were in office and faced with a decision making vote I'd damn sure know how my constituents felt about the subject AND if 50.1% feel a certain way, THAT is how I vote....regardless of how I personally felt".
I have a deep interest in all major policy issues. Economy, welfare reform, international involvements, civil rights, education, etc. etc. Sorry, can't just choose one....all are vital to a healthy nation.
By electing individuals who are going to truly represent us....see above...and work collaboratively with all other representatives in finding solutions to the issues at hand.
Yes. I fervently hope this project has traction and can stay the course. Reestablishing civil, productive governance is an urgent need lest we see our system of democracy melt down.