This is the last day of early voting for Tuesday’s Primary election. One of the most contested races will decide who is the new member of Congress from the Houston area.
There are 12 Republicans running for the 36th Congressional district that includes the Johnson Space Center.
One of the candidates for that office is Banker and small business owner Ben Streusand. It is his second run for a Congressional seat.
Streusand says “I am a small government, constitutional conservative and I want our district to be represented by a small government, constitutional conservative.”
He describes himself as a Republican with Tea Party values and if elected will work to rein-in the federal government.
Streusand says he wants to “repeal Obamacare, reduce the size and cost and scope of the federal government, pay down the national debt and get the federal government out of people’s lives and off the backs of the American taxpayer.”
He says he won’t change if elected to Congress “my convictions will be the same when I get there, as what they are today. That I will not be corrupted by Republican leadership as typically occurs when we elect someone and send them up to Washington.”
Streusand added “I have spent years advocating for conservative causes and trying to advocate the conservative agenda and opposing the encroachment of the federal government in the lives of a lot of us who resent it.”
The 36th Congressional seat is open, because the incumbent, Clear Lake Republican Congressman Steve Stockman decided to run for the Senate.