state issues of importance to his constituents. It has been a long time
since we enjoyed that kind of representation.
His consistent voting record on issues of importance to older people
has earned for him a 100% rating in a legislative report card issued by
the Congress of California Seniors, a statewide organization.
I am confident that voters throughout the 21st District will prefer to
elect to the Senate a man they know will represent them "aggressively."
Rogan and Republicans offering new ideas
Health care and education need to be a top priority for every
candidate running for elective office. As a nation of individuals we face
a continuing need to improve our health and educations situations in the
United States. It would be a shame for Democrats or Republicans to ignore
the need for innovative ideas in this area.
I believe no one has done more on the bipartisan level to bring about
innovative, new ideas than Rep. Jim Rogan. Rogan has been a continuing
proponent of increased health security for all family members, and a
constant promoter of choice and independence in a family's health care
decisions. This is the kind of leadership we need in Washington.
Rogan worked on a bipartisan level with Washington Democrat Jim
McDermott to help provide a health care tax credit that would help 30
million uninsured Americans get health coverage.
On the topic of education, Republicans rather than Democrats seem to
be the party of innovation. While I have heard nothing from the Democrats
aimed at improving our public schools for middle-income families,
Republicans have gone on record-promoting plans for school choice for
parents and education savings accounts for families.
While Democrats have largely controlled the cancer-riddled education
bureaucracy that is responsible for poor school conditions and
ever-declining test scores, the fresh ideas presented by Republicans are
On both the issues of health care and education I truly believe the
fresh, new ideas of independent Republicans like James Rogan, will be the