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When my son was diagnosed with autism at age 4, I promised him I would do everything in my power to advocate for him and those like him who have no voice of their own. I've spent the last 13 years pursuing these goals, knocking on the doors of Congress, and I've seen first-hand the changes that have to be made. I went to Washington to help my family, and now I want to help yours.
I believe that without sensible leders, our nation is in trouble. I pledge to lead with integrity, serve with humility, and use the influence of office to speak up for those that have none. I have a proven track record of turning ideas into laws. I do not believe that spending, increased taxation and government intervention is the answer to our economic woes.
As your U.S. Representative, I pledge to pursue answers to our nation's toughest issues and insist on accountability every day I'm there.
For more information, please visit www.emken2010.com
Elizabeth Emken, a businesswoman and children's advocate, is a candidate for U.S. Congress in California's 11th district.
Elizabeth began her professional career in financial management and budgeting at IBM. For the last decade she served as an advocate for developmentally disabled children, most recently as Vice President of Government Relations at Autism Speaks, the nation's largest science and advocacy organization dedicated to autism research. She has successfully developed policy at the federal and state levels.
Her home district, where she has lived since 1993, includes portions of Conra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Joaquin Counties.
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