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NGwinnett: What is the primary reason you decided to run for office?
Wight: Partisan politics are destroying America. I am a fiscally responsible, moderate, Democrat. We need a fiscally responsible moderate in Washington.
NGwinnett: What three issues do you believe are most important to the constituents in your district and why?
Wight: Prosperity: Only well paying jobs results in real prosperity. We do not have, nor do we create, enough business opportunities and well paying jobs.
Responsibility: We need to be responsible to and for each other. We need to behave responsibly toward our precious environment and natural resources.
Opportunity: Only jobs bring prosperity. Every American deserves the opportunity for prosperity.
NGwinnett: If elected, what do you hope to accomplish in the next term?
Wight: In Congress I will focus on providing everyone equal opportunity for a well paying job. I will reach out to everyone, Democrats and Republicans. I plan to build bridges.
NGwinnett: If you could only tell voters one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Wight: Last year I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Somewhere between Mexico and Canada I learned that the only way to accomplish something great is to attempt the impossible. I believe that the dysfunction in Congress will eventually destroy America. I think changing the conversation in Washington from confrontation based on ideology to dialog designed reach consensus, or at least compromise, would be a great thing. The only way for me to affect that change is to attempt the impossible. Consequently, I am running for Congress.
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