My husband has a new approach to solving the problems that face our country.
You might be scrolling through this website, trying to determine “which side Brandon Peters is on.” You won’t find that information here. What you’ll find is that Brandon is not on “a side.” He’s a unifying voice for everyone in our Congressional District.
Like you, I’m tired of the constant fighting between the major political parties, made worse by elected officials who seek only the accumulation and preservation of personal power. The stalemate in Washington, D.C. has left us all feeling angry and unrepresented. So long as we allow career politicians to corrupt Congress, there’s very little hope of having an efficient government that works in everyone’s best interest. This must stop!
I’ve watched Brandon become increasingly concerned about the direction our country is heading. So, I challenged him to do something more than yell at the television and complain on Facebook. He responded by announcing he was running for Congress. Although that wasn’t necessarily what I had in mind, I’m fully supportive of his courageous decision.
One reality we must accept as a country is that neither side will conclusively win the war of the cultural divide. Societies evolve through the hearts and minds of their citizens, and not just during election years. We can’t elect someone who will deliver a decisive win for one side or the other. Nor will either side compromise its fundamental values and beliefs. In today’s climate, it’s not realistic to expect a clear winner or a lasting agreement on our most divisive issues. Brandon understands this, and he won’t push for unwanted compromises. That’s not his style. To the contrary, he accepts that we must simply agree to disagree on some of our nation’s most difficult issues.
Brandon and I feel that it’s important for our elected officials to identify common values and interests and work to promote policies that reflect those values and interests. That’s not what we have today. It’s going to take a natural leader to help us get out of the mess we’re in. That’s who my husband is. Standing still or sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option. Not for him; not for any of us.
Working together for a shared purpose, we’ll be able to resolve the divisions that now exist. We don’t need our government to do that for us.
What we need is an efficient government that fulfills its Constitutional duties without taxing us oppressively or regulating us unnecessarily. We want leadership that doesn’t cater to special interests. We all know that we must preserve individual freedom. And when our individual freedoms clash, we should expect our government officials to wisely and fairly resolve those conflicts with minimal harm to anyone.
Neither the government nor large corporations should have the power to force us to live our lives for their enrichment or in disregard of our own needs, like clean air and water. The vision of our Founders is that we, the people, should be in charge of our own destiny.
The election system we have now is contaminated with the money of special interests. For this reason, Brandon won’t take campaign contributions from large corporations or their lobbyists. He can’t be bought. My husband will represent you. He’ll do that by Working Together with you, appearing frequently at town hall meetings, listening to your thoughts and concerns, and being transparent in all he does to represent you, his constituents. This election is not about Brandon or any other candidate for office. It’s about you. My husband wants YOU to win this election – not a political party, not some power-hungry politician, not someone in the pockets of special interests – But YOU, the people of Florida’s Second Congressional District.
— Stacey Peters