I'm a pragmatic person. I always prefer solutions and policy discussions over opinions: it's better to be effective than right. I am open to solutions to our problems from all sides of the spectrum, and will listen –genuinely listen– to the voices of those I hope to represent. After all, governing is not about choosing one side over another, but rather, representing the best policies that bring the most beneficial results to all citizens in the district. My own staff is evenly split between Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, and I wouldn't have it any other way – we may not always agree on everything, but we're all willing to put aside our differences to make our government work for all Americans.