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Beals touts diplomatic experience

Feb 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Ariél Zangla in The Daily Freeman profiles Congressional candidate Jeff Beals, one of six Democrats hoping to unseat Rep. John Faso in November. Beals touts his experience as a diplomat as a reason for voters to choose him. “I have government experience earned over the course of a decade under Democratic and Republican administrations,” Beals, 41, said by phone. “I have built bridges between opposing sides as a U.S. diplomat and delivered results for our country in the most challenging circumstances imaginable.” Beals was a CIA intelligence officer from 1997 to 2002, then a U.S. diplomat from 2002 to 2007, and in 2016 was an advisor to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign’s foreign policy team. Beals cites Medicare for all, creating economic equality for working people, protecting the environment and human rights as his priorities. “Nobody should have to work more than one job to support themselves,” Beals said. “We’ve lost an understanding of what work is supposed to mean. There should be no working poor in our society, and there are a terrible number of people who are working poor in our district,” Beals said. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.