Who am I?
Hello, my name is Joel Krause and I running to be your representative in the US Congress for the 26th District of Texas.
I would like to tell you a little a bit about myself and spend some time on why I am running for Congress and what actions I will take to begin the restoration of the country that I love.
I was raised and worked on a farm my dad managed in Northwest Iowa where I obtained Midwestern values and learned the value of a dollar. I went to Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in engineering. Hired from the college campus, Westinghouse moved me to Odessa TX in the early 80s where I lived and worked for a year, Westinghouse then transferred me to Dallas. Later Honeywell recruited me and I was a sales engineer with them for a few years. During that period of time, with the help of the Dallas Cowboys and a good friend, I started a company that provides video software and hardware products to sports teams for teaching purposes. I have had this business for 29+ years. I have managed 40+ employees locally and 25+ workers overseas. I have not had a career in politics, although due to my leadership roles in college Elizabeth Dole asked me to be a paid political consultant for her husband Bob Dole, and I ran for Ames City Council during my college years, my slogan was “Planning for the 80s”
I have lived a dream, being a farm boy from Iowa, I never could even imagine some of the my experiences; having the ability to roam the field of 3 Super Bowls, attend 3 Olympics, being in Berlin when THE WALL came down, traveling to every state and all the continents except for one, just living after have multiple doctors giving me the advice to put my affairs in order and the experience of being a Dad.
In business I have had several experiences also; I have managed sales, engineering and customer service. Our China office has given me a valuable experience on how others do business and their values. In all areas I have been a visionary and problem solver.
You know, I believe that our founding fathers believed that citizens would bring their experiences they gained from living and working in America to Washington. They would create, and vote on legislation based on those experiences and went home. I believe that this is the way it should be done! According to a Gallop Poll, 75% of Americans say they would vote for term limits for the US House and US Senate. The poll also indicated that 82 % of Republicans would back such a measure. How long do you believe some one should serve? Our current incumbent, who is a nice guy, will have served 14 years after this term, and is running for more. Why do we keep re-electing the same politicians?
I am funding my own campaign, as I believe the influence of lobbyist and donors have to much control over our elected officials. I promise you I will represent the citizens of the district not special interest groups.
WHY AM I RUNNING FOR CONGRESS?
I am concerned with our growing deficit.
I am concerned with our lack of secured borders and our immigration problem.
I am concerned with the safety of our citizens.
I am concerned with that we are no longer being governed by or for the people.
I am endless fighter no matter the odds, I only have obligations to the people of this district, I have been a leader all my life and I am the best candidate for this position.