I received an email the other day. It went like this:
I want to make an informed decision about my vote for US Representative, 1st District and I am so far, unable to learn about you and your reason for running for US Representative. Please send me information.
My reply was:
Thank you for the email. You can read a little about me on my website at http://www.heinrichfororegon.org under the “about” tab. Some very basic info is I was born and raised in Hillsboro. I recently moved out to Dundee to be a little closer to my parents who live in Yamhill and my brother who lives in Dallas. I sell trucks for a company called DSU Peterbilt & GMC, Inc. I have worked there since the age of 15. I have never been married and have no kids although I would like both. I attend Trinity Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. I work a lot and stay very busy and I have been a passionate conservative my whole life. As for my reason for running, I, like many Conservatives, am tired of seeing the continue decline of our nation. Our national debt is atrocious. Our government is aggressively eroding our freedoms and ignoring our Constitutional safeguards. I just don’t feel this is the country I grew up in nor is it the one our forefathers intended. I decided about a year ago that I could either continue to complain at the situation by yelling at my television set and the car radio, or I could make a difference by becoming the candidate I would like to vote for. I decided the latter was a more constructive option. So I paid the fee, registered with the Secretary of State’s office and here I am running the first political campaign of my life. It is has been an education to say the least. At this point I have decided to self fund my campaign. So far it has been going well. I have solicited the support of my brother, his wife, and a good friend and I am proud of what we have accomplished so far. I am anxious to see what we can do once the primary is over. I hope this answers your questions. If not, you are more than welcome to call me at 503-307-0139. If I am unable to pick up, I will call you back. Thank you again for your consideration.
I really appreciate getting these emails and phone calls regarding my candidacy. I am glad people are choosing to become informed voters. Thank you again for your support and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions I have yet to address.