Question and answer

7th Congressional District candidate: Don Ytterberg

Posted 10/13/14

: Don Ytterberg

: Golden

: Republican

: Small businessman

: Don, and wife Kim, have five children and live in Golden. Don is an industrial engineer. In 2000, Don and partners formed Advanced Surface Technologies, a leading …

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Question and answer

7th Congressional District candidate: Don Ytterberg

Posted

Don Ytterberg
Golden
Republican
Small businessman
Don, and wife Kim, have five children and live in Golden. Don is an industrial engineer. In 2000, Don and partners formed Advanced Surface Technologies, a leading nickel-plating company.
www.ytterbergforcongress.org/ ; don@ytterbergforcongress.com

1) Why are you seeking this office?

I will work for my constituents, not Washington special interests. For too long, Congressional incumbents have ignored those unable to find full-time jobs resulting in families struggling to make ends meet. As a small businessman, I know what it takes to grow a small business and put people to work.

2) What makes you the best person for the job?

We need to unleash America's economic engine. I know the obstacles that all too often are thrown in the way of job creation. Small businesses are swimming upstream against high taxes, over-restrictive regulations and unreasonable health care demands. Congress should earnestly participate in supporting job growth-not be bystanders.

3) What will your top priority be if elected?

I will serve on the Small Business Committee because America's small businesses create an overwhelming majority of new jobs, but their needs get overlooked. Our education community also needs to focus on students future jobs. A K-12 education should prepare children to find a rewarding career that provides financial security.

4) On a scale of 1 to 10, how would rate the House's performance during the 2014 session?

2. Current members of Congress are guilty of ignoring critical issues because of the possible impact on their re-election campaigns. Members are expected to make difficult decisions. My pledge to constituents is that I will always work to enact policy most beneficial to you and your families.

5) What two issues deserve more attention in the next session?

Improving the economy and educating our workforce are critically important. When people don't receive a good education, they don't get good jobs. When people don't have jobs, they don't spend money. When people don't spend money, the economy doesn't grow and new jobs aren't created.

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