On the Republican ballot, I believe Elsie Arntzen is the best candidate in the U.S. House race. I had the privilege of teaching just down the hall from Arntzen when we were both working at Bench Elementary. She is a person who always goes the extra mile for her students. I was amazed at the creative hands-on projects she engaged her students in throughout the years. It was not unusual to see her students spread across the floor in our hall reading with a partner, making charts, drawing time lines or painting a poster. She would be there truly engaged with her students' learning and guiding them to find results or demonstrate knowledge.
This is how Arntzen thinks and works as our legislator. She listens to the people in our community. She strives to problem solve. Education is a top priority for her along with economic issues. She believes in local control. I believe she would continue to do the same when elected to Congress.