2016 General Election Voters' Guide
Congressional District 3 - U.S. Representative

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Jaime Herrera Beutler
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience: I've been fighting for Southwest Washington families and small businesses in Congress since 2010. My focus is on economic recovery, protecting seniors, and fighting against government waste and overspending. From 2007-2010, I served in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Other Professional Experience: Former Senior Legislative Aide to U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Before that I worked a variety of jobs, from nanny to retail at the Vancouver Mall to picking blueberries.

Education: B.A., University of Washington, Communications

Community Service: I volunteered with the Starbucks children's literacy program, elderly care facilities, juvenile detention centers, park restorations and after-school programs.

Statement: From day one as your U.S. Representative, serving Southwest Washington's families and communities has remained my mission. I've listened to you, and I've stood up to both political parties including my own when necessary to put the needs of families and communities here first.

Bringing jobs back to Southwest Washington remains priority one. I'm fighting to make job creation easier, removing red tape and barriers to job growth. My sixth Jobs Fair paired residents with new and better-paying jobs. I've led efforts to help our wood products industry and protect manufacturing jobs. I've passed legislation to help preserve fishing jobs and our ports. I've fought for solutions to empower small businesses to grow and hire. And I won't let up; we need good-paying jobs to be plentiful in Southwest Washington.

I fight to make government accountable to you. I'm your watchdog on government bureaucracy. When an agency oversteps its mission or ignores the will of the community, I act to make it work as our servant, and not our master.

Saving taxpayer money means standing strong against government overspending. Our national debt is killing jobs now and threatening future generations. Since my first day in Congress I've stood up against irresponsible spending and hunted down waste. 

Seniors have earned Social Security and Medicare. That's why I've fought to strengthen both vital trust funds for senior citizens who depend on them.

 Improving health for families: I co-founded the Congressional Maternity Caucus to improve care for moms and infants, and am leading efforts to expand health care access for low-income, high-risk children.  No one will work harder for Southwest Washington than I will. It is an honor to serve you in Congress and I ask for your vote.

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