"I am running for Congress because I think in our communities we have been short-changed by our current representation in Washington, DC. I want to take the same tools and skills that I used to create a successful business that employs over 150 people on Long Island, to Washington to cut through the bureaucratic clutter and help grow our economy, create good-paying jobs, support our veterans and seniors, and protect our environment. We deserve more than lip-service and I am going to fight to change that."
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A father, husband and native Long Islander, Tim Gomes is an entrepreneur who has shown that you can look out for the bottom line, while caring about people. A graduate of SUNY Binghamton, Tim started his electrical manufacturing and distribution business out of a 3-car garage on Long Island in 1985 and today he employs 225 hard-working people, including 150 on Long Island. He has helped build a supportive business culture where employees are respected, encouraged to innovate, and treated well.
Tim's professional success is matched by his commitment to important causes, including protecting our environment. On the National Council of The Environmental Defense Fund's Corporate Partnerships program, he has shown that businesses can partner with environmentalists to protect the water, air and land that we cherish. Tim is also a board member of The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, helping to protect our communities by keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals.
Tim is not a career politician, but he's running for office as the kind of leader our Founding Fathers envisioned: a citizen legislator called to duty by a country in need of new leadership. His experience building businesses and organizations, while looking out for hard-working people, is just what we need to bring common-sense to Washington. Tim will focus on what matters most - not political fighting or provocative tweets - but making sure Americans can develop better skills, better jobs with better wages, protecting our water, and providing good health care you can afford.