Op Ed: Iowa Candidate: “I Was Born Independent”

This Op Ed first appeared on the Independent Voter Network on December 13, 2017. 


I have a confession: I was born an independent, and I’m pretty sure the majority of Americans were too.

Whether it is here in the United States or over in Germany and Britain, there have always been and always will be partisans. But based on voter registrations and the general frustration toward Washington and our state houses, more and more voters are beginning to understand what being an “independent” is all about.

There was a time when I was a member of a party. When I first registered to vote at 18, the world and the political landscape were very different. Republicans still looked to work with Democrats. They weren’t best friends, but there was a sense of partnership.

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