For three elections, Democrats have fallen short of victory in the 3rd Congressional District. We’ve watched as one candidate after another was unable to send Republican Scott Tipton packing. We sat on the sidelines as Tipton’s office became a watering hole for lobbyists and special interests. While our friends and neighbors drowned in an unfair economy, we watched him shut down our government and vote for tax breaks for billionaires. We watched as he advanced a far right agenda of discrimination against women, our LGBT neighbors, and our Latino communities. While our rivers dwindled and our forests burned, we heard him deny climate change time and time again.
I’m Dr. Steve Sheldon, and I’m tired of watching Scott Tipton embarrass our communities and betray our trust in Congress. 2016 is the year to send him packing. 2016 is the year we return a fighter for dignity, working people, and real change to Washington.
I’m a small town veterinarian, business owner, and proud father of 5. I believe in the power of our communities and I am working hard to earn your support to challenge and beat Scott Tipton in November.
As a veterinarian, I’ve been blessed to serve and work alongside people from all walks of life. I count among my friends, neighbors, and clients many of the unaffiliated and Republican voters who make up the majority of our district. I understand that Democrats alone cannot take back our district and restore dignity to our seat in Congress. As a father who works hard to teach my children the same values of service, compassion, and pride that my immigrant grandparents gifted me, I believe that there is much that can still unite and inspire us across party lines.
I hope you’ll join me in creating a broad coalition for change in the 3rd District this November.