Letter: Why I’m running for Congress

Why I’m running for Congress
Right now in Washington, the deck is stacked against the average American. While the privileged and well-connected receive special treatment, it’s getting harder for middle-class New Yorkers to get the opportunities they deserve. I’m running for Congress this year because we need someone with the values and the skills to make a difference, and deliver real change.
Instead of helping, the Republican agenda in Washington keeps getting more radical — and worse for middle-class families: shifting the tax burden even more on to wage-earners while continuing sweetheart deals for wealthy investors like Mitt Romney; relaxing oversight of big banks; ending controls on skyrocketing medical costs while making access to basic health care — including access to contraception — harder; and dismantling basic environmental protections, to name just a few.
This agenda is backed by powerful interests and armies of lobbyists. But throughout a career in law enforcement and national security, I haven’t shied away from tough challenges. As an attorney for the CIA, I helped bring members of al Qaeda to justice for the bombings of U.S. embassies. And as both a federal prosecutor and as senior assistant district attorney here in Ulster County, I battled narcotics traffickers, gangs and white-collar crooks. I’ll bring the toughness and independence of a prosecutor to Washington.
But I’ll also bring the values I learned growing up here in Ulster County. I graduated from Kingston High School and became the first in my family to go to college. I worked throughout college to support my education. My family was supported by my mom’s small business — I know first-hand the struggles that small business owners face. Now, just a few miles from where I grew up, my wife Shannon and I are raising our three young boys to enjoy and appreciate the things that make this region unique and wonderful.
The fight ahead is tough. But I don’t believe in measuring the odds before standing up for our principles. The need for change in Washington is too urgent to stay on the sidelines. I will fight for us, and the issues that matter to our communities, no matter what.
Julian Schreibman
Stone Ridge

There is one comment

  1. nopolitics

    In other words, you are seeking a job to support your three young boys. But you are nothing like your opponent, who has been in the trenches his entire adult life. You are a Yalee and think just like the elitist others that since you are “qualified” you are thus “entitled” to the position. You ran the county democratic party like the elitist that you are, yet you spout the party line to persuade folks you aren’t really a member of the elites you claim to run against.
    I hope the voters reject this notion, and soundly. You sir, aren’t even close to “the real thing” compared to your opponent despite your presentation of yourself–nor have you developed the bona fides quite yet to persuasively have achieved the status you seek.

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