Midterm election 2018 campaign for Congress: Naomi Andrews

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In this series, we will provide information about each of the candidates for Congress in Congressional District 1 using the same format so that you can compare the profiles. We hope it will lead you to learn more about the candidates and make an informed decision.

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Naomi Andrews

Party Democrat
Website www.naomiandrews.com
Office 75 Railroad Ave., Epping
Resides in Epping
Total fundraising $64,485
Cash on hand $48,133
In-state / Out-of-State Donations/ PAC 47.3 percent in-state / $1,900 from ideological PAC / Also see Top Industries and Sectors.
Contributors $5K – $6K Patagonia
Contributors $3K – $4K Legislative Assistant
Contributors $2K – $3K Paloma Partners, ICF Consulting, Toccata Consulting
Employment Chief of Staff for U.S. Rep. Carol Shea Porter
Education B.A. in International Studies, Middlebury College, J.D., University of Richmond School of Law
Endorsements Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-CD1); Hon. Donna Edwards, former US Rep. (MD-CD4), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-CD9), Feminist Majority PAC, Federal Managers Association
Key issues Specific Proposals
Democracy Protect everyone’s right to vote.
Veterans Re-introduce the Veterans Health Equity Act, to require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to restore the VA Medical Center in Manchester to a full-service VA hospital, or provide our veterans with comparable in-state care through local health care providers
Education Reduce the interest rates for school loans, allow families to deduct the interest, and provide more money for grants and loans, as well as protecting loan forgiveness for public service.
Health Care, Medicare, Social Security Allow people of any age to buy into Medicare. Preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security for seniors. Allow the Federal government to negotiate the costs of prescription drugs, increase the number of auditors, and improve technology to crack down on waste and fraud. Robust investment in medical research and disease prevention.
Environment Renewable energy, greater oversight for safe water, clean air, and fewer pesticides. Protect endangered species and punish polluters.
National Security Resources for defense and to honor our commitments. Promote understanding, cooperation, and conflict resolution. Use foreign aid, diplomacy, and soft power. Fully staff the State Department its diplomatic efforts around the world.
Gun Violence Join Gun Violence Task Force. All gun purchases, except for gifts between immediate family members, should require a background check. Stop the gun show loophole. Strengthen the national background check system and include all relevant information. Give law enforcement the ability to remove firearms from those who have shown they might be a danger to themselves and others.

The list of contributors is from Open Secrets.

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