TOPGUN FOR CONGRESS
FRANK HECKER FOR OREGON'S 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
I’m Frank Hecker and I’m running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Oregon's District 3. I first served my country when I voluntarily enlisted as a Navy fighter pilot in the Viet Nam Era, where I graduated TOPGUN.
I am not speaking to the 10% of the way-right or 10% of the way-left that try to polarize and tear our country apart philosophically, but the 80% of us that reside in the middle that all see the same issues but have different solutions.
“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
– John F. Kennedy
Government That Works for Everyone
I want to make government work for everyone, not just entrenched politicians and the big businesses and unions supporting them. There are over 700,000 people in Oregon District 3 and I believe it is the responsibility for a person who holds the office of US Congressman to represent all 700,000 persons, whether they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, or not even registered to vote. Everyone in my District will have a voice! You will have a person who is more interested in your voice than his own, someone who can and will listen to you.
This is my first campaign for public office. My first official act of public service was as a Navy fighter pilot during the Viet Nam Era where we all were prepared to give up our lives in the service for our country. Now, I want to continue serving our country, the state of Oregon, and the citizens of the 3rd Congressional district.
I am proud to have been a long-time resident of Gresham and East Multnomah County. Our incumbent Portland politicians forget about the rest of the district! Bike lanes don’t help pay the rent, reduce the cost of health care, reduce the cost and quality of education in Oregon, or buy groceries.
The political polarization is Washington D.C. is most concerning. I see this polarization pitting division between ethnic groups, haves vs have nots, men vs women, families torn apart by political differences, friends unfriending life-long friends on Facebook because of political differences, marriages and relationships separating because of political polarization, and a country that is on the brink of very dangerous aggressiveness due to this seemingly induced division. People, UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. And now we have to make a choice. We have to make a personal decision about the future path of our country, the United States of America, about who we are as Oregonians.
President John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, said: ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR COUNTRY? Have we gone so far away from this thinking that we are more concerned about which candidate can give us the most free stuff?
After serving our country as a Naval Fighter pilot in the Viet Nam era, I spent the next 22 years as a software efficiency consultant to some of the largest companies and agencies in our country. Companies like Boeing, Lockheed, Northrup, and DLA (Defense Logistics Agency that purchases most all goods and services for the Federal Government and Department of Defense). Technology is progressing at such an amazing rate and I can see hundreds of ways to take the money the government now spends to change the policies and processes to provide better healthcare, education, security, and value of life issues without increasing taxes.
If you value COMMON SENSE and UNDERSTANDING, vote for me, and the principles I believe in.