Karoline LeavittPrimary Election 2022 Winner
Running forU.S. Representative - 1st District
Running as Republican
Growing up in a small business family in Atkinson, New Hampshire, I saw firsthand how difficult the government makes life for small business owners and hardworking people. The values of hard work, personal responsibility, and tenacity that I learned working at our family businesses led me to attend Saint Anselm College and be the first in my family to receive an undergraduate degree. Upon graduating, I was accepted for a role in President Trump’s White House, and served as an Assistant Press Secretary in the White House Press Office under the leadership of Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany. As we fought to drain the swamp and hold the fake news media accountable, I learned how corrupt and out of touch Washington is. Career politicians and the hand-picked candidates of the DC Establishment have been selling us out for far too long, and my generation of Americans is overwhelmingly supportive of the Democrats’ Socialist agenda. I am running for Congress to bring a new, fresh generation of leadership to Washington and to give our state a strong, unapologetically conservative voice in Congress.
Current jobI work at my family’s small business
Assistant Press Secretary to Kayleigh McEnany in President Trump’s White House
Communications Director to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
WMUR TV Channel 9 Associate Producer
Time lived in NH23 years
Bachelors from Saint Anselm’s
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If elected or re-elected, please describe legislation you expect to sponsor or co-sponsor.
Upon taking office, I will immediately co-sponsor legislation for term limits, to shut down our southern border, and to stop the unmitigated spending coming out of Congress that has led to the current inflation crisis. Throughout my time in Congress, I will always seek to support legislation that makes the federal government less intrusive in the lives of my constituents, in our economy, public education system, and election process.
What is your overarching philosophy when it comes to the duties of being a member of Congress?
I believe the most important duty of a Member of Congress is delivering on the promises you made to your constituents throughout your campaign. I pride myself on taking tough and vocal positions on all of the issues, so voters know where I stand. We need more elected officials with strong convictions who will fight to deliver for the people.
What is the most significant issue facing Manchester residents at the municipal level and how can you, as a member of Congress aid the city government and/or directly aid Manchester residents on that issue?
Manchester is plagued by an opioid crisis. We must immediately shut down our southern border to stop the unprecedented flow of fentanyl to our state from Mexico and around the world. We also need to get the government off the backs of our ICE Agents, US Border Patrol, and local law enforcement so they can work together to deport illegal criminals and drug traffickers, clean up our streets, and do their jobs.
How do you feel the current divisive political climate in the United States will impact the Congress over the next two years and how would you navigate that divisiveness in Washington?
I will work with anyone, on any issue, so long as they share our conservative values.
In your conversations with voters, what is the most significant issue to them right now? How would you address that if elected or re-elected?
Inflation is undoubtedly the number one issue on the minds of voters. We must reign in the unmitigated spending coming out of Congress. We cannot end a recession and stifle inflation if we continue to print money that we don’t have.
In your opinion, what were the five most significant pieces of legislation in Congress introduced over the last two years?
I haven’t seen a bill the democrats have introduced or passed that hasn’t been hijacked by the most extreme wing of the progressives.
How much time does a member of Congress need to spend in Washington to do their job properly and how much time does a member of Congress need to spend in their home state to do their job properly?
Members should only be present in Washington when there are votes. DC is a cesspool for career politicians who spend more time enriching themselves than with the people they are supposed to represent. New Hampshire is my home, and it always will be. I look forward to returning home as much as possible to meet with my future constituents and earn their continued support, respect, and trust.