110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Lives: Palm Coast
Birth date: Oct. 21, 1968
Work: Beaven is the chief executive officer of the Florida Endowment Foundation in Palm Coast.
Family: Beaven and her husband have two children, Bella, 7, and Olivia, 8. Her husband is a U.S. Army reservist and is being deployed to Afghanistan.
Affiliations: She is a graduate of the University of Missouri. At the age of 28, Beaven was appointed by Kansas Gov. Bill Graves to oversee the Workforce Investment Act. A naval cryptologist on the USS Kinkaide, she was one of the first females to sail on a combat-ready vessel.
Why are you the best candidate? We need to send someone to Congress who will help create jobs and fix the energy crisis, she said.
1. If elected, what will be your actions with regard to Obamacare? If Obamacare is repealed, how will we fix health care?
In the last Congress, both Republicans and Democrats agreed that our health insurance system needed reform. Both parties introduced several bills that came to a vote and even the Republican healthcare version was a serious attempt to control healthcare costs. It’s ironic that the same principles Republicans attack today were in the legislation they supported just eighteen months ago. While I do support many of the reforms within final bill including covering young adults and the ban on pre-existing conditions, I am disappointed that Congress lost sight of one of the more pressing matters - affordability.
2. Describe three specific goals you have for your term in office.
I will be a loud and passionate voice for a serious plan to position America as a global leader in a new economy. Let me be specific. Imagine what a flurry of forward thinking, affordable initiatives would do if we passed them today. If Congress was bold enough to order the conversion of the Federal fleet of automobiles to natural gas, for example, innovative American minds would immediately go to work. Lenders and investors would open up the lines of capital. And the Soldiers of tomorrow might still fight for our values but they wouldn’t be fighting for our energy.
As your voice, I will fight for Medicare and I won’t let Congress pass their burden onto you through some voucher scheme. As your voice, I will fight for Social Security and I won’t let Congress hand your future over to the very same Wall Street tycoons who imploded your home value and your 401k’s. As your voice, I will fight for a safe and prosperous America by ending our dependence on foreign oil, staying focused on the American economic engine and championing American innovation in education, medicine, technology and energy.
Americans deserve the cold hard facts; our economy is broken. Congress, when they bother to talk at all, talk about our economic situation as a recession. They claim that all we need to do is add nine million new jobs when in reality we need to add nine million new businesses in whole new industries. In fact, every single one of us has been financially hurt by a faux economy that literally only existed on the paper. Shockingly enough, they stood by and watched as economic devastation visited the very people they sent to Iraq and Afghanistan to fight for us.
These truths are not easy to admit but they are reality and we deserve a Congress who will tell us the truth and tell us how they will fix their failures. In this election, soundbites simply won’t do.