Congressional candidate Q & A: Tiffany Shedd promotes a free market, securing the border and tribal empowerment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Tiffany Shedd and Nolan Reidhead will square off in the Republican primary Aug. 4 for a House seat in Congressional District One, which includes the Navajo and Hopi nations.

This is the second article in a series of the four candidates.

Incumbent Tom O’Halleran and Eva Putzova will battle it out in the Democratic primary.

Shedd said her top three platforms are promoting the free market, securing the border for legal trade and removing government regulation impeding people’s work.

As Americans, Shedd said everybody should have the ability to work hard to obtain what they want. She does not want a universal income that takes away people’s choice on how to live.

“Socialism takes away the human spirit to do better, takes away self-reliance and people should not rely on an overreaching federal government,” she said.

For example, she said, the government has too many rules regarding mining and farming. She said if a family is not in the farming business, it’s hard to start one because prices have risen significantly because of government regulations. She said a tractor that used to cost $100,000 now costs $800,000.

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