Stephanie Murphy is not a politician. She is a successful businesswoman with the real-world experience we need in Congress. As an executive at a business advisory firm, she advises small and large companies on growth. She is also a successful innovator and entrepreneur herself, holding a patent for a sports clothing design.
As someone whose family immigrated to this country when she was only one year old, public education was the reason Stephanie was able to succeed. Her parents worked blue collar jobs during the day and cleaned office buildings at night so their children could have a better life. As a result, Stephanie and her brother are the first generation in their family to graduate from college, which they afforded through scholarships, Pell Grants and student loans.
When Stephanie is elected, she will be a strong advocate for our environment, for clean air and water, and for smart investments in green energy that both reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and make energy more affordable for Florida families.
Stephanie is running for Congress because she is frustrated by the gridlock and dysfunction in Washington. Our elected representatives aren’t getting anything done for the American people because of petty politics. In fact, they’re often times just making things worse.
Health care costs continue to be one of the biggest burdens on families and seniors in central Florida, which is why one of Stephanie’s top priorities will be to help bring down the costs of health care for families, seniors and businesses.
Our immigration system is completely broken, which is why Stephanie will work to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Stephanie has a history of working with both Republicans and Democrats to get results, and that’s exactly the same approach she’ll take as a leader on immigration.
Stephanie will promote the use of all the tools of U.S. power – diplomacy, economic assistance, and security cooperation – to deepen our strategic partnership with Israel and continue the U.S. tradition of leadership in Middle East.
Stephanie believes a stronger America means confronting the threats abroad without blinking and without undermining our values. It also means protecting Americans here at home by tackling gun violence and supporting our law enforcement community with the resources they need to keep our schools and communities safe.
As Baby Boomers begin to retire, we are seeing a rapidly growing senior population in Florida and America. Stephanie believes it is our responsibility as a society to protect and empower seniors and veterans and show them the respect they have earned. In particular, she will work to ensure seniors and veterans feel welcomed and appreciated here in Florida.
As a wife and mom, Stephanie believes in the importance of family and of creating a better future for our children and grandchildren. She knows that families are stronger when children have good schools, parents have good-paying jobs, and seniors have good health care. If we are truly going to restore this nation’s middle class, then we must start by strengthening families.