I am writing this letter to support Carolyn Long's candidacy for 3rd Congressional District representative. Her 22 years as a professor of political science shows in her intelligent analysis of current national issues. Her slogan, "People before politics," epitomizes what she is running for — people like you and me, our well-being and that of the country as a whole. This dedication can be seen in the in-person town hall meetings she has begun, and will continue, to hold. She has visited communities, such as Toledo, or Long Beach, that almost never receive any attention from candidates. Recently, it seems that there are few politicians who are willing to stand up for what is right. Most, it would seem, prefer to bow to special interest groups and do almost anything to preserve their own political careers. It is past time that we had a representative who had our interests, rather than those of their corporate donors, at heart. I believe that Carolyn Long can be this representative.