Lea has always held the belief that the best way to help solve poverty is a growing economy with good paying jobs. As President & CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lea has worked tirelessly to create jobs and attract new businesses to Southern Arizona. Lea knows firsthand that job creation is all about empowering businesses with the tools and training they need to succeed and getting government out of the way. In Congress, Lea will work to continue to fight for a strong pro-business environment and to help equip individuals with the skills needed to make a better future for themselves and their families.
First and foremost, the border must be secure to protect our families by stopping the flow of both human traffickers and drugs across our border. The Border must be secured by any solution that makes sense – that means a wall, more border patrol officers and the use of technology. Lea believes that border security is also a humanitarian issue and we must do all that we can to stop horrible atrocities that are happening in the Southern Arizona desert that come with human trafficking and drug smuggling.
At the same time, as a nation we need to continue to invest in our international ports of entry to ensure that we have efficient channels to increase commercial trade.
As the CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, Lea has seen firsthand how the costs of healthcare have skyrocketed for workers and small businesses. Millions of Americans have been impacted by this flawed system that hasn’t worked for our families nor the insurance companies. In Arizona, we’ve lost our options as insurance companies have abandoned Obamacare — we all have a family member or close friend who have been impacted. Lea supports repealing and replacing Obamacare with a system that works — and that means those with pre-existing conditions need to be able to obtain quality healthcare at a fair price.
TAXES & SPENDING
For the sake of our economy, job growth, and future generations, Washington’s overspending and rising debt must be fixed. In 2017, our national debt exceeded $20 trillion–and it’s still growing! Lea was a supporter of Tax Reform and its positive impact on families across America as well as our small business community.
Lea knows that we still have more to do and we have to get government spending under control in Washington. As a member of Congress, she will support a measure that will halt Congressional pay until a balanced budget is submitted.
MILITARY & VETERANS
American service members put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and security. They deserve the best training and equipment when they’re in the service and the best care when they’re done. Lea will always support our military and will work to pass legislation to help veterans return to civilian life, receive better treatment from the VA and the job training and resources to get good quality jobs.
Lea understands it is also vital to support our Southern Arizona military infrastructure that accounts for over 5 billion dollars in economic activity to our region. She currently serves as a member of the DM50 and Southern Arizona Defense Alliance. Lea will be a passionate advocate in supporting this vital industry in Southern Arizona.