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After 9/11, I joined the Army, becoming a Paratrooper and an elite Soldier in the Special Operations Forces.
In my two tours in Afghanistan, I saw extensive combat action.
But my biggest battle was yet to come...
The horrors I witnessed on the battlefield came home with me, and like many Veterans, I didn't know how to cope.
I sought help at the VA but fell victim to Government that had forgotten it's promises.
I began misusing prescriptions and developed an opioid addiction.
It was a long road to recovery...
But with the help of my family, a great community, and renewed faith in my Savior Jesus Christ, I won my battle.
To help my fellow Veterans and others battling addiction, I founded a non-profit organization where we are waging a battle against the opioid epidemic.
To further serve the people I love, I became a certified Firefighter and was elected to the City Council with over 80% of total votes cast.
Now there's a new battle being fought for the heart and soul of America...
That's why I am running for Congress.
Because there is a severe crisis of leadership in Washington and it's time we end the petty hyper-partisanship and get things done for the American people.
Armed with Conservative values and principles;
I'll battle to provide our Veterans with the care and opportunities they deserve.
I'll lead the fight against the nation's opioid epidemic.
I'll join President Trump in his battle to secure the border and cut off the flow of dangerous drugs.
I'll stand with all ordinary hard-working citizens who just want to provide a decent living for their families, especially our farmers and ranchers and fight to end the assault on Agriculture.
I'll always fight to protect life and defend the Constitution, especially our right to keep and bear arms.
Above all, I will work for the people and provide real leadership and real representation. I'll take action to help solve the most difficult issues we face regardless of political ideology.
I put my life on the line for my country, and I nearly lost it at the hands of government bureaucracy.
It's time we set America back on track.
I'm Chris Taylor, and I'm ready to do battle again for the soul of this great nation.
Chris Taylor is a Combat Veteran of Afghanistan where he served in the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. Chris is currently a certified Firefighter and City Councilman. As a 7th generation resident of the Gila Valley, Chris definitely has roots in the district and truly understands the needs and desires of Rural Arizonans.
Chris and his beautiful wife Sarah have 2 adorable children; a 4-year old daughter Jordan and a newborn son Spencer.
"Dirty worn out hands are the backbone of this nation. It's the hard work, sweat, blood and tears of regular everyday Americans that power the engine of our economy. Big government doesn't honor hard work. They just pillage our hard earned money. The larger the government gets, the more of our money they will take. We need to shrink the federal government and cut spending, keep our taxes low so that we can keep more of our money. We must cut regulation, live within our means, and balance the federal budget.
Nobody understands this better than I do. I'm no stranger to hard work. I'm just a regular American who has earned everything I have. I know what it's like to have to wait until payday to buy the essentials. I get it, we need more true patriots like us in Congress. We have too many selfish, elitist, Washington insiders who were born on 3rd base thinking they hit a home run. It's time to swipe those silver spoons out of their mouths and send them packing." Chris Taylor