Name: Cheryl Hudspeth

Age: N/A

Political Party: Democrat

Running for: U.S. House of Representatives Kansas Second District

Political experience: None

Name: Cheryl Hudspeth
Age: N/A
Political Party: Democrat
Running for: U.S. House of Representatives Kansas Second District
Political experience: None

1) What do you see as the biggest challenges facing Kansas’ Second Congressional District?

Many people are unemployed or underemployed.  We need national energy and tax policies that create incentives for private investment in domestic renewable energy and create good paying jobs for Kansans.
We must invest in higher education to ensure that the Kansas workforce is second to none.

2) The state of the economy seems to be a big concern to many people in Kansas and nationwide. If elected, what would you do to spur economic and job growth?

We need to change the climate for business in Washington from advisarial to valued partner. History shows that a balance between the two works best for our national interests. Investment in infrastructure (transportation, communication and energy) is crucial to commerce, creates jobs and benefits small businesses.

3) What are your own legislative priorities?

National Energy Policy, Jobs, Deficit Reduction, Financial Reform, Education and Technology, better oversight of government agencies.
We currently import two-thirds of the oil we use. Imagine reducing that by half in ten years. By investing in domestic renewable energy production, technology and conservation now, we will create job in Kansas.

4) Do you support the health care reform legislation passed this year by Congress? If not, what would you propose instead?

I support the Affordable Health Care Act.  We must monitor the implementation to ensure it does not create an undue burden on small businesses. I believe the Act will require refinement, as did Social Security and Medicare. In the long run I believe the benefits will outweigh the negatives.

5) Why are you the best candidate for the job?

Kansans deserve government that is responsive to our concerns, is efficient in its operations, and effective in the delivery of services.
My track record is in creating solutions for people and communities; in restoring financial health to organizations; in creating new jobs and businesses. I will work for Kansas.