Vote Kristen for Congress

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                         MODERATE-FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE-  ACCOUNTABLE

        A NORTHERN NEVADAN WHO WILL STAND UP FOR OUR STATE

Nevada, California and Hawaii Estate Planning Attorney  – Mediator – Negotiator-Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor -Tahoe Rim Trail Ambassador – Dive Master - TAMBA trail Building Crew Leader-Founder of Kai Aina Love stewardship

“Lets fix Congress by ending corruption and grid-lock”  

-Kristen is owned by no one: therefore she can vote for the constituents’ best interest.  She ran a no-money primary to show that money should not control politics.  

-Kristen will get Congress working: Congress’ approval rating is at 15%.  Kristen will actively and publicly demand that her colleagues drop party allegiances and find workable compromise to fix this broken congress.

-Kristen will show up to vote: Kristen is ready to get to work and and will show up to vote. Her opponent has missed 137 of 2,020 roll call votes, which is 6.8% from Sep 2011 to Aug 2014.  This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/mark_amodei/412500. 

-Kristen will vote for Veterans, federal funding for education and to protect Social Security.

-Fiscal responsibility: Kristen will not waste government money as seen by her camping trip across Nevada- 9 days on the campaign trail, cost $45 in camping fees, $25 in food, $250 in gas.

-Kristen will work for more efficient government spending, immigration reform and tax simplification

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             Hi I’m, Kristen Spees, from Incline Village, Nevada. I am running for Congress because I want to make progress for the state of Nevada and our country by helping to create long-term policy solutions for the next generation.  I believe our representative should represent the interests of Nevadans, uphold promises and be fiscally responsible.  I am a moderate who believes in government transparency. I want residents to be informed about what is going on in the government and I want everyone to be able to make well-founded decisions when voting. I’m sick of corrupt politicians and the ridiculous amount of money spent on campaigns.   I ran a no-money primary to show that money should not control politicians. I am owned by no one, therefore I can vote for what the people want, not just the big donors and corporations.       
      I’ve traveled to over 45 countries studying and learning about comparative politics, Rule of Law and foreign policy.  With this experience, I would like to apply the best practices and ideas of foreign nations to our government.  It’s important for us to plan for the future and ensure that our safety, health, environment and well-being are preserved.   Congress is dealing with huge issues like government spending, budget management, healthcare, medicare and social security that will have an impact on the generations to come.  These decisions affect everyone, especially the younger generations that are not represented.   I’m passionate about getting involved to represent my fellow Nevadans by focusing on preserving the freedom that we have today.  I believe that the government should leave as much to individual states to decide as possible.   I want to show Nevadans that I will go to Washington to stand up for our state.   Thomas Jefferson wrote that we have the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Protecting these unalienable rights are of the utmost importance to me and I will fight to ensure that everyone has these rights.

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Member of the Nevada State Bar Association

Member of the California State Bar Association

Member of the Hawaii State Bar Association

Thomas Jefferson school of Law 2011

Juris Doctorate in Law, certificate in Global Legal Studies

Certificate in Mediation

University of Hawaii at Manoa 2008

B.A. in Political Science and certificate in Spanish

Incline High School 2005

PADI certified Rescue Diver

SDI certified Dive Master

Motorcycle license, class M

CPR/First Aid certified

Certified TABMA/USFS Trail Building Crew Leader

Kristen Spees is licensed attorney in Nevada, California and Hawaii.  She currently drafts wills and trusts with her family at the law firm of Spees & Spees Estate Planning Attorneys in Incline Village, Nevada.  Most recently she has been volunteering with the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Justice court, volunteer coaching for the Incline High school “We the People” mock congressional hearing team, building trails around Reno, Carson and Tahoe with TAMBA, and she has been doing research for WasteNot in order to protect Lake Tahoe from pesticide use.   

Kristen grew up in Incline Village and graduated from Incline High school in 2005.  She played the clarinet and saxophone throughout middle and high school and in the University of Hawaii Jazz band.  During high school she was on the “We the People” mock congressional hearing team.  Her class won the Nevada State competition and went on the compete in Washington D.C.   She went on to study Political Science and Spanish at the University of Hawaii and then went directly to law school at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

In 2006, Kristen was elected President of Noelani student housing at the University of Hawaii where she implemented a recycling program, ran student activities and balanced the student budget.   In 2006 she was also a candidate for student body president of the University of Hawaii.   In 2008 she started a stewardship group called Kai Aina Love, (KaiAinaLove.wordpress.com), in which she organized hikes and beach cleanups, bringing together students, members of the community and scientists to help clean up the environment and to learn more about the area.   

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2003-2004 Rotary Youth Exchange Student- Patagonia, Argentina

 2007  Université de la Polynésie- Puna Auia, Tahiti

 2008 University of Technology Sydney- Sydney, Australia

 2011 Université Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Faculté de Droit-Nice, France

 2011 Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University-Hangzhou, China