Kevin Boyd, endorsed by the Democrat Party as the 3rd District Congressional candidate for the primary, stopped in Warsaw Monday morning to talk with local officials.
Meeting at the new Democrat headquarters at 417 E. Winona Ave., Boyd talked about what he is hearing from constituents, agriculture, economics, healthcare and other issues.
“Economy is the big issue,” Boyd stated with middle class constituents in the Third District concerned about job struggles — wages not keeping up with the rising cost of living.
Concern is also being expressed about what vouchers and charter schools are doing to education and public schools. Testing is the third major issue among the voters, according to Boyd, who added, “They are fed up with Congressional dysfunction.”
Boyd referred to Rep. Marlin Sutzman’s record on the state level and during his first term in office which shows him on the dysfunctional side of the Congressional division indicating he has gone beyond the right wing of the Republican party.
Boyd said he feels the Democrat party is as strong as possible and that Obama’s votes in the state will also remain strong. Boyd does believe the Democrats will also win the Third District.
Discussing healthcare, Boyd noted the more the healthcare plan is implemented the more he feels people will see it as good. “It is a way to control the rising costs,” he noted, adding more Americans are now insured than before and young adults are able to stay covered under their parent’s insurance until the age of 26. He said programs yet to be implemented will surprise people, especially when they receive checks from insurance companies when they have not spent their 80 percent cap.
“People will be surprised to see then how much money is spent on non-healthcare issues,” he said, noting why the reform was necessary and how it builds strength in the middle class and a protection to all citizens.
For more on Boyd’s visit, see this week’s issue of The Mail-Journal.