Name: Marty Walters

Office Sought: US House of Representatives in District 1 Occupation: Environmental Scientist

Statement of Qualifications:

The people of this congressional district are resourceful, independent, innovative, and hard working. Now it’s time for Congress to catch up.

I understand the importance of our region to the success of California and the United States, and I want our government to better support our hard work through good-quality healthcare and education, living-wage jobs, twenty-first century infrastructure, smart environmental management, and retirement security. As a single mother who raised three young adults in Plumas County, I know how challenging it can be to find success in our rural communities.

We can create a New Rural Economy in Northern California by collaborating with our small businesses and entrepreneurs and building upon the District’s unique resources and character. We can put sustainable forestry front and center, reducing wildfires and protecting watersheds while preserving ecosystems, creating jobs, and keeping public lands accessible for recreation. We can develop new local industries, making products that help us respond to climate change. We can bring back rural communities as centers for arts and culture, services, and remote work, all supported by reliable high-speed internet. Let’s make that our reality.

As an environmental scientist for 30 years, I’ve cleaned up big messes, responded to disasters, and managed large, complex projects, cutting through a tangle of regulations to get stuff done. I’ve worked around the world at the intersection of environmental protection and economics, and now I’m ready to work for you.

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