Announcement Letter from Judson
Dear friends and family,
My wife Kelly, our sons, 2-year-old Willard and 5-month-old Ryder and I all want to extend to you our best wishes for a prosperous new year.
The new year ushers in feelings of hope and renewal, but also causes us to pause and reflect. I am more convinced than ever that the beginning of 2018 places us at a crossroads as a nation. Our Congress has not been delivering its promises.
Nevertheless, I am filled with the hope that our children will inherit a better country. This hope for a better future is unfaltering despite the current state of the U.S. Congress, where a culture of egotism, backstabbing and unbridled ambition for power reigns.
It is no wonder we live in a culture of fear, hatred and revenge. Our politicians stoke these elements because it is easier to fundraise, get media attention and be re-elected by appealing to the darkest nature of our culture.
The poisoned condition of Congress coincides with the Republican Party suffering an identity crisis. Bold, fresh leadership is needed.
It is because of my love for my family, which is the most important thing to me, and the lack of direction in Washington, that I announce my candidacy as a New Republican for the 3rd Congressional District of the great state of Florida.
However, efforts towards positive reform have been met with constant roadblocks by a group of Congresspeople from both parties who refuse to make deals and choose obstructionism even when the future of our country is at stake.
Washington must be held accountable. I promise, as your Congressman, I will make deals and pass legislation that benefits all working people and not just the political elites and special interests.
In addition, I will be open to new ideas. I will listen to both citizens and experts from every side and make the best, most informed decision for everyone.
I am a New Republican.