There is a crisis at Arizona’s southern border. The current administration and Democrats in Congress like Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez’s “Squad” pretend it is a non-issue. But, because the border is next door, Arizonans know better. We know the devastating consequences of illegal immigration and the toll it takes on our economy, security, and the safety of our brave men and women who answered the call to serve at our southern border. People that break the law shouldn’t be propped up above the law. I will seek to end the Biden administration’s dangerous and expensive programs and will fight for funding to complete the border wall as well as technologies to reduce illegal border crossings.

I have seen the effects illegal immigration has on human and drug trafficking. We need to address these issues at their core, and that doesn’t just entail making a trip for show to South America as Kamala Harris did. Instead, we need to hold the governments of Latin America and Mexico accountable. We need to make sure that they establish and share their criminal databases with US law enforcement, so when we catch someone who has a history of drug and human trafficking, we can make sure they are arrested in the United States and sent to the proper authorities for detainment and trial in their home country—not simply released so they can hurt others.

In Congress, I will fight to pass legislation that stops the United States from giving the government of Mexico funding until it fixes its corruption and establishes a database to share criminal information with US law enforcement. We need to make sure we have the same criminal database sharing with Mexico and other Latin American nations as we do with Canada, especially since we are giving those countries billions of dollars in aid each year.

Finally, we need a representative in Congress that fights the Biden administration when they try to bring their liberal and open borders agenda into our communities. Recently, an old Homewood Suites right on Scottsdale Road and Shea was opened to house illegal immigrants detained by the authorities, many of whom have committed crimes, including human and drug trafficking. To date, Congressman Schweikert hasn’t even visited the facility, despite numerous other political figures going there. I visited the site in mid-June 2021. Following my visit, my primary concern is that the facility is located within feet of a retirement home and Chaparral High School. This is unacceptable. Congressman Schweikert sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security asking about it, but he didn’t tell them what he should have—the people of Scottsdale don’t want it in their community.

We need strong leadership in Washington, D.C. that stands up for our community and our values, not someone who refuses to address issues head-on when it directly impacts people in their District.

As someone who has been working in insurance for years now, I understand first-hand where our so-called “big-government fix” comes up short time after time for the American people. I own an insurance company and am a licensed insurance agent in nearly every US state. Currently, no one in Congress has detailed insurance experience. I know I have the necessary knowledge to create a robust plan for conservative health care reform. Everyone should have access to healthcare, but our health should not be managed by a bunch of incompetent federal bureaucrats. I’ve also done insurance business in Canada. When liberals talk about how “great” the Canadian socialized medicine system is, I can personally attest that that is false. For example, one of my employee’s fathers died on a cot outside a hospital room in Montreal because he was placed on a waiting list for too long. I know many Canadian business owners who go to the United States for simple surgeries, like knee replacements, because they have a 2-4 year wait to get one in Canada.

Like with all things, the answer isn’t more government—it’s less! Through a market-based approach, healthcare will become more affordable and more accessible for all. We need to do more to reduce regulatory barriers that make it difficult for health insurance companies to start up and encourage competition. Isn’t it odd that only five health insurance companies control over 70% of the US health insurance market? We need more competition, not less. That will reduce premiums and increase access—while at the same time not sacrificing the quality of care.

Another way we can reduce premiums is by utilizing innovative technologies and allowing more generic drugs into the prescription drug market in the United States.

We can accomplish conservative health care reform while still protecting those with pre-existing conditions. The solution is out there, but the right person–someone with experience, needs to lead the charge. If elected to Congress, that person will be me.

In 2016, the Democrats cried out “Russian Collusion” because they believed it affected the outcome of our election. In 2020 the question of election security took its place on the forefronts of issues affecting our country. Regardless if your politics are left, or right, we as American people should be confident in our democratic republic’s elections being free, fair, and transparent. If you are a citizen of the United States, you have the right to vote, for your vote to be accessible, and for your vote to be counted. I will vigorously defend your right to vote and make sure our elections are secure, fair, transparent, and free.

Republicans throughout the country in 2020 and 2021 have passed laws that require voter IDs (a safeguard Americans overwhelmingly support) and have passed laws to ensure that mail-in voting is secure. We need to continue the fight to ensure that fraud doesn’t occur in our election system.

Last year, after I moved into a new home, I received two ballots for people that no longer lived there. We need to be vigilant to ensure that our voter rolls are regularly updated against databases of people who move or who are deceased. There is nothing “undemocratic” about that. Updating voter rolls ensures that our democracy is protected against fraud.

In Congress, I will support legislation that makes it easy to vote, and hard to cheat, and push back against the radical left who want to try to pass legislation that will weaken the integrity of our elections. I will also support laws that impose severe penalties on those who are found guilty of committing election fraud.

The American dream is alive and well, and I feel privileged to have worked to see it achieved myself. Beginning with $1,000 at 21 years old, I built a company that now produces $100 million in annual revenue and employs over 100 people. This would not have been a possible feat anywhere but in the United States of America, and that is the direct result of our free-market Capitalist system. The radical Left has begun to openly embrace Socialism, a tyrannical and dangerous ideology. Enough is enough. As a Congressman, I will do everything in my power to counteract this malicious and blatant attack on our freedom, so every citizen has the same opportunity to pursue their American Dream.

Socialism has resulted in the death and misery of over 100 million human beings throughout the 20th century, while free-market capitalism has lifted millions of people out of poverty. A most recent example is Venezuela’s disastrous move from a free-market society to a Socialist country under Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. This tragedy has resulted in Venezuela going from one of the richest countries on Earth to one of the poorest in only two decades, a place where people are now eating out of trash cans to survive. We cannot allow this to happen in the United States.

We also need to stop the radical Left from making Socialism look attractive to millennials by saying countries like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are “Socialist” utopias. They’re not. They are free-market welfare states. We need to remind our younger generation that examples of Socialist states are the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and North Korea, not European countries that have expansive government services.

I will fight against radical Socialism at every turn. I will fight against AOC, Ilhan Omar, and other members of the “squad” who want to destroy our society, while bringing an educated background to dispel the myths of why an economy controlled by the government is a “good idea”—it’s not. Socialism needs to be relegated to our history books and nightmares, not openly discussed in Congress or by presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders.

I am deeply concerned for the well-being of the most vulnerable in our society, the unborn. I believe in the sanctity of life and will fight to protect, defend, and secure the right of life for the innocent. My pro-life belief isn’t just due to conservative dogma; it comes from personal experience.

When my mother became pregnant with my brother at age 40, after numerous medical and scientific tests, doctors quickly told her that her child would have severe mental disabilities, and possibly even down syndrome. She was advised by her doctors to have an abortion.

Thankfully, due to her courage and faith, my mother ignored their advice and didn’t have an abortion. My brother was born a healthy baby , and years later he graduated near the top of his class from a prestigious law school, and is now a practicing attorney. Had my mother listened to the doctors and other medical professionals, my brother wouldn’t be alive today.

One of the best things that President Trump did is wake the American people up to the greatest threat to the United States and the free world, China. The Chinese Communist Party is a greater threat to the United States and the free world today than the Soviet Union was to the world during the Cold War. Unlike AOC and the “squad”, China has learned from the failures of the Soviet Union that a total command economy doesn’t work, so they have created a semi-free market system, while still maintaining the same brutal, evil, and authoritarian regime.

Today, China threatens the United States and our free allies throughout the world. They have gone from secretly having a goal of replacing the United States as the most prosperous and powerful nation on Earth to openly doing so. A world led by China would be a dark place. We need to make sure that never happens. The United States MUST push back against the evils of the Chinese Communist Party before it is too late.

In Congress, I will work with representatives from both parties to craft some of the toughest policies against China. We need to work with our allies around the globe to have a strong stance against all the deplorable actions that China is now committing around the world. We need to “decouple” from China—and fast. In Congress, I will work to craft legislation that incentivizes businesses to invest back into the United States and elsewhere. I will also work to make sure that we keep our military the strongest in the world and vote for legislation to ensure that our military can push back against recent advances by China in hypersonic weapons and other areas of their military.

Throughout my life and career, I have had one very fundamental belief—we are all equal. No one’s race or ethnicity should ever hold one back from opportunities and the fact that we all have different backgrounds here in America makes us stronger. I have followed this belief throughout my life. In High School, I attended an international boarding school, and to this day have friends from all over the world, including South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Latin America. In business, I employ and promote people based on merit. I don’t care about their race, gender, or ethnicity. We care about their ability to do their job. Because of this, I can boast that all of my businesses have a diverse and highly qualified management team. This happened naturally, not by forced government mandate.

Critical race theory isn’t about promoting the idea that we are all created equal. It is, in fact, a racist theory. It was written by radical far-left professors. Teaching critical race theory to our children, that people are either “oppressors” or “oppressed,” dramatically hurts and demoralizes people of color and it needs to stop. Critical race theory isn’t about teaching racial equality, it is about indoctrinating children to hate each other, sowing racist division in the classroom, and in America. I believe we need to educate our children on our history, which includes educating them on the horrors of slavery, the Civil War, and Jim Crow. We must also remind them how far America has come, that America is not a racist nation, it is a nation where anyone from any race, ethnicity, or background can achieve anything they want.

In Congress, I will fight to sponsor legislation to ban critical race theory from schools, including colleges and universities that receive federal money. As a millennial who went to college during the 2010s, I have seen firsthand how far-left college professors would rather indoctrinate students with radical theories in their classrooms, instead of teaching facts. While China and other nations are teaching about actual world history, math, science, and other skills that their workforce will need in the 21st century, teachers and professors across our country are teaching ridiculous far-left ideologies to their students. It’s time to put a stop to it nationwide before it’s too late.