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Letters - Bills will bring needed change in Washington

My husband, Kurt Bills, is running for U.S. Senate. I don't want to bring up issues -- just challenge you.

We've never been a political family or had aspirations to run for elected office. I'm a licensed, in-home child-care provider, and Kurt is an economics teacher. However, involvement in government and political affairs isn't someone else's job. It's our right and responsibility.

That's how it all began for us. Kurt became increasingly frustrated with the decisions made in Washington and our mounting debt, and he decided to run.

As I traveled around the state these past eight months, I learned a lot and became increasingly motivated. I met people who lost their homes, are struggling to keep their businesses alive, are trying to find work to support their family, are concerned about the debt and economy, or are hoping to retire. Young people wonder about their future. They all made me passionate about change needed in Washington. This is good. We all need a fire under us!

Whatever you believe, I encourage you to respectfully fight for principles, be informed about the candidates and issues, and exercise your right to vote. It's the best way your voice can be heard.

-- Cindy Bills, Rosemount