Kim Mangone served in the U.S. Air Force from 1980 to 1986. She worked her way through university, earning a bachelor's degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. "As a single working mom, I raised my daughter while working full time and furthering my own education. The challenges I overcame were balancing home and work, finding child care, and ensuing our financial security. My daughter Kathryn, is grown now and is a wonderful, independent woman. As the Representative of CA District 23, I will bring my skills and experience to understand what my constituents need and then go to Washington D.C. and fight to enact the solutions that will help our district."
On healthcare . . .
On her campaign website, Kim writes that "Every American deserves health care. As a nation we need a universal health care system that includes Medical Care for everyone. The rising prescription drug prices need to be brought under control. No one should have to choose between paying for healthcare and medicine or paying for food and rent and no one should go bankrupt paying for healthcare."
On the environment . . .
"Continue to invest in clean technology and actions that will positively affect climate change."
Plans for Economy
"We need to bring good paying jobs to our district. This includes investing in our infrastructure and community. We need to train and employee the people in our district to work on the solar and windmill energy farms. The power companies are hiring people from out of state, for jobs the people in our districts could do, if they had the training."
"Investment in education, teachers, skills-based training and jobs programs is required to prepare our children for the challenges they face today and in the future. We need to put renewable energy training programs and other technology training programs in place."