Don’t get me wrong, I am a proud Republican, and I want to support my party. I am a firm believer in the Republican principles of smaller government, low taxes and economic freedom. I have spent my time in government service fighting for these principles.
How many married couples do you know who met over accounting books in a Starbucks?
I didn’t come to Washington to fight against my Republican colleagues, or even against my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. I came to Washington to fight for the values that make our country unique – for the economic freedom that gives life to the American Dream.
Look at the commercial and industrial development that is going on along the 101. A lot of the infrastructure – the sewer lines and drainage that make development possible – was put in during the freeway construction.
My talent is numbers.
One day I was in Starbucks going through one of my books on accounting, and this beautiful young woman came up to me and said, ‘My accounting book is different from yours.’ Her name was Joyce, she had a background in finance and administration and ran a surgery center. Within a short time, we were married.