This GOP candidate has journeyed as a child from a small farm in Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C., to the hills above Great Salt Lake. Candidate Kathleen Anderson shares a deeply-felt faith in America, Utah, and the people of the Fourth Congressional District that inspired her to do something she could not ignore – becoming a candidate for office.
Her motto is that leaders should not be afraid to stand up for what is right. Kathleen is a conservative for Congress who has a proven record of doing the hardest job in the world – balancing work and family; and doing it with a blended family of eight children.
Clark H. Caras, of Candidates.vote, was recently able to spend some time with GOP Congressional candidate Kathleen Anderson.
Candidates.vote — So are you a cheeseburger or hamburger type of person?
Candidate Anderson — I honestly can’t remember eating a burger in my life without cheese. So I guess that makes me “cheesy.”
Candidates.vote — Pickles or no pickles?
Candidate Anderson — No pickles. Nothing sour, I’m something of a sweets or sugar attic. So I guess I’d eat bread and butter pickles because they’re sweet.
Candidates.vote — What book or books are you read or have you read that you’d recommend; to that you just enjoyed?
Candidate Anderson — well, I just finished “Lonesome Dove” and quite enjoyed it. I recently read “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen Ambrose. The story of Lewis and Clark and all that was involved in that expedition. And I tackled C.S. Lewis and his”Mere Christianity in which he discusses how we “mirrors” of Christianity. I’ve read “Killing Patton” by Bill O’Reilly and I really liked it. And I read The New Testament. Guess I read a lot more than I think.
Candidates.vote — Much of your life is faith based. Do you think other candidates might do well to read The New Testament?
Candidate Andersen — What reading it does is to make your own trials feel bearable.
Candidates.vote — So your husband Rob just finished a year as GOP Party Chairman for Utah. Aren’t you a bit tired of things?
Candidate Anderson— well, it’s never been on my bucket list if that’s what you mean. Some people have a lifelong ambition to run. Not me, absolutely not me.
And then I hit high school and we began studying history, CIVICS, US government. I couldn’t get enough of it! And that’s how I feel now. I’ve been active in PTA, in party politics and my oldest is a senior. I realize I have the time to contribute and really do this.