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US House of Representatives


13, PA



"Putting Students First, Protecting Free Speech, and Addressing Substance Abuse"


Upholding and protecting the First Amendment rights of all individuals within the municipality

Freedom of speech is a core American value. I want people to be able to speak up and voice opinions without fear of retribution or judgement. Often times, it's the dialog that comes next that will determine where the conversation will go. Being a huge advocate for people that are unwilling or afraid to speak up, this is my most important issue. We need more people to advocate for others.

Addressing substance abuse and mental health issues

I have the misfortune of having former addicts in my family. It helped shaped the person I would become as I got older. I don't look down on those people by any means, I want them to be able to afford the care and treatment they need. I've known people over the years with substance abuse, I've lost a few as well. Not everyone can agree on a solution to deal with this current issue but I think we need first need to get back to values that we learned as we were growing up. My grandma taught me the importance of holding the door open for others. You never now what is going on in their lives but if you make an effort to do good deeds, make conversations with fellow citizens and really listen to what people have to say you can make a difference for those people. It's humbling and something I'm still learning myself. I think if we commit to trying to do that people will generally be happier and easier to have conversations with.

An Advocate for Everyone

The most important thing I can do as your Representative is advocate for you. Wether we agree or disagree I'll always work towards a solution both parties can be happy with. Lousy pay in the workplace and poor representation for employees of companies is what I'd like to help change. But really, I just want to be a voice for our district. We have so many corporate and career politicians that really just need to go. We need better representation for our entire district, regardless of your politics.

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Candidate info

About me

My name is Tedd Sayres, and I am running for office in the US House of Representatives as an Independent candidate. I have a background in architectural and land planning, and in my free time, I enjoy activities such as cycling, skiing, tennis, soccer, video games, and playing with Legos with my 8-year-old son. I was encouraged to run for my local school board, where our motto is "Students First." As an elected official, I prioritize the needs of our students and also support our teachers and staff. Upholding and protecting the first amendment rights of all individuals is important to me, as I believe in the freedom of speech and the power of dialogue. Promoting inclusivity and diverse representation in decision-making processes is also crucial. Addressing substance abuse and mental health issues is a top priority for me, as I have personal experience with these issues in my own family. I believe that by practicing empathy and kindness, we can make a difference in the lives of others.

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Why I'm Running

I am running for the US House of Representatives as a member of the Independent party because I believe it is essential to prioritize the needs and well-being of the people of District 13. As an elected official, it is my duty to support and advocate for everyone regardless of your politics. Upholding and protecting the First Amendment rights of all individuals within this district is also a top priority for me. I want to ensure that everyone feels comfortable speaking up without fear of judgment or retribution, and I believe that open and civil discussions are crucial in moving our society forward. Additionally, I am committed to promoting inclusivity and diverse representation in decision-making processes, as everyone deserves a seat at the table. Addressing substance abuse and mental health issues is also a critical area that requires attention, as I have personally witnessed the impact it can have on families and communities. By returning to the values we were taught growing up, such as kindness and empathy, we can make a real difference in the lives of others. Together, we can create a more united and compassionate society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

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Current Occupation

Senior BIM Technician
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Past Experience

I was encouraged to run for my local school board by multiple friends/acquaintances. Students First is a motto we have at our district. As an elected official I have a duty to put the needs of our students first. With this in mind we also need to support our teachers and staff as well. Some people might not agree with some of the decisions we as a board make, we do work very hard to reach a consensus. This has been a great experience as it forces people with opposing viewports to have civil discussions.
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Fun Fact

I used to be an avid cyclist, every now then I can be seen on my bike riding the Gettysburg battlefield roads. It's perfect for a quick 5 mile ride and is a beautiful location. Skiing, tennis and soccer are all activities I enjoy very much. I gotta throw in videogames and Legos. These are activities that are relaxing for me and I enjoy getting to share my love for those things with my 8 year old son.
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