Jim Read is inspired by the fundamental ideals of our American democracy.

He believes that all of us are created equal as stated in our Declaration of Independence.

He affirms that Americans of all races, religious beliefs, and ancestries are entitled to the equal protection of the law as promised in our Constitution.

He thinks that every American, regardless of income or family background, should have an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential and contribute to the life of our nation.

Jim teaches about these ideals, writes about them, and strives to exemplify them as a citizen and candidate. These ideals are not the exclusive property of any group or political party. They belong to all of us.

Americans can disagree in good faith about how best to realize them in practice. The right to “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” belongs to all of us.