Stephanie Rimmer is answering the call to transform our government into a body that serves the interests of the people. She’s running for Congress in the 6th District in Arizona and her primary is on August 4. Stephanie is driven to fix the things she sees that are broken: lack of pre-kindergarten education, lack of healthcare for many, widespread poverty, environmental sustainability, lack of government accountability, tax incentives for small business and entrepreneurs, effective job training and much more. As a mother of four daughters, Vice President in charge of Finance and Operations for Rimmer Lighting, LLC, which she owns with her husband and a life-long public servant, Stephanie wants to build a strong future for the next generation. She has studied and made lists of policies for 20 years that Congress could reverse and transform the wrongs that are actually hurting American citizens rather than supporting them.
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Stephanie says that what has been lacking in our country is the exposure to real world problems that women are solving every day in our communities. She notes that these are experiences you can’t come into contact with while you’re busy building a resumé. You get them by volunteering for the Boys and Girls Clubs, The American Heart Association or Feed My Starving Children. By serving on boards, helping develop strategic community plans, working on international trade relations for American-made products, raising children who you protect, guide and equip to lead healthy productive lives and to be the next generation of leaders. Stephanie says that she isn’t worried about her political career, only about being effective. Simply put, Stephanie says, “We need women who are not building careers, but who are building the future. And that is what I represent.”
Stephanie Rimmer Platform
As a mom, Stephanie thinks children first. In this conversation, Dr. Nancy brought up the ERA and Stephanie responded that what the ERA would do is give everyone, not just women, equality from the first moment of life, before thought or being able to choose whether you want to be a boy or a girl. That levels the field for everyone and that is key to two of her platform issues:
- Medicare for infants. Stephanie says that once you have healthcare, no one can take it away. She argues that people who propose moving the age of Medicare recipients to 50-something are only tweaking the real problem, which is lack of healthcare, and a lack of care for the most vulnerable populations.
- Federally funded pre-kindergarten. Stephanie says that in her home state of Arizona, English as a second language holds children back. Everyone is qualified for Head Start, but many don’t know it. Their children get no pre-kindergarten education and are not ready to learn when they get to kindergarten. They’re behind before they begin.
There are many more points to Stephanie’s platform. Check out the complete list here: RimmerforCongress.com/platform-sr And check out the remainder of her website. RimmerforCongress.com Follow her on Facebook at Rimmer4Congress, and on Twitter and Instagram.
Listen to this interview for more of Stephanie’s personal story, and how she doesn’t feel different from other women who just do what must be done in the reality of life. As she says, “Life happened. I was never afraid to take on more and do more and I’ve never found it to be problematic and overwhelming.” Stephanie says that the hundred new people we elected to Congress don’t know the reforms we need, but she firmly believes that she does know and is ready to step forward and be a strong woman’s voice for the people of Arizona.