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in July 2019 I started going out into my district to visit with people from all walks of life. People who were small business owners, mechanic shop workers, hardware store employees, grocery checkers, and the local convenience stores looking for anyone that would talk to me, asking them if a common man with common sense should run for office. As I explained to people, I’m not a lawyer, doctor, or great captain of industry, I was just seeking their support and looking for anyone with interest to sign my petition to move onto the primary in supporting the Republican Party.

I spent my time asking people what they wanted from their government, what they loved, hated, and anything in between about politics. What were their hopes and dreams for themselves, for their families, and our country? What would make it a better place for themselves and future generations?

When I started down this path I got encouragement from many individuals including the political class, but when the Democratic officeholder stated he was on the path to retirement, those people who said they would support me asked if I would step aside for their favored political choice.

I gave my word to 6,000 plus individuals who signed my petition that I would run for congress and try to make the changes necessary to hold the government accountable and lessen government regulations.

As seen in The Wizard of OZ, those behind the powerful political curtain they are pulling strings and setting up roadblocks trying to prevent or slow down the other primary candidates that they have deemed unworthy of the elite in the Republican party. Primaries should be about the people picking the best candidate they feel could represent them and their ideals, not the elite of the party.

I’m Steven the electrician and small businessman, not the politician, a common man with common sense. I walked and talked to the voters of my district gathering more signatures than any other candidates. I am the best candidate for the so-called deplorables, working people, business owners, and everyone in between not just the political elites.

Having just went through a hearing to have my petition revoked by an attorney who is an activist in the Republican party, I received word this challenge was set aside to clear the way, and to make me a bona fide candidate for the primary.

COVID-19 is now presenting new challenges for those in my district, and as a small business owner, in the high-risk group its hard being in quarantine. I wish to let those in my district know that we are all facing this together, and I offer my prayers and understanding to all the people that have been stricken.

An offering of safety and love to all that needs God’s blessing.

Author: Steven Everly