By Dr. Matt Heinz
I’ve got some exciting news: I’ve just announced my candidacy for Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
Why have I decided to run for Congress? Simple. Because I believe I can make a difference.
When I look at what’s going on in Washington these days, I see a government in need of a cure. I see a whole lot of partisan gridlock, political maneuvering and pandering to special interests.
As a physician, I’d never turn my back on a sick patient. And as an American, I won’t turn away from the country I love just because it’s dealing with tough issues. In fact, I want to get to the heart of those problems and work to find solutions.
Throughout my career as a doctor, a state lawmaker and a national health care leader, I’ve worked collaboratively to deliver results for people in need. I’ve helped increase access to health care for low-income women with cancer, improve patient safety by making medical complaints public, and implement a coordinated federal response to the Ebola crisis.
That’s a stark contrast to our current representative in Congress, who voted to increase the cost of prescription drugs for seniors, withhold health insurance from people with pre-existing medical conditions, and allow predatory lenders to take advantage of military families.
I want to go to Washington to be a true representative of the people, but I’m going to need your help to get there.
I know I’ve got a tough road ahead, but I’m confident that the people of Arizona will choose commonsense solutions over partisan politics. I hope you’ll join me on this exciting journey!
All the best,
Dr. Matt Heinz