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Steele and Heinz compete to run against McSally

Both are former AZ State Reps
Posted at 5:45 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 08:41:28-04
In the race for Congressional District Two, two Democrats are competing to run against Republican incumbent Martha McSally.
 
Doctor Matt Heinz and Victoria Steele are working to get their party's nomination to go up against the first term incumbent.
 
Victoria Steele and Matt Heinz are both former Arizona State Representatives proud of their ability to get bills passed there even though they served as Democrats in a legislature where Republicans hold a strong majority.
 
Steele says, “I get things done and I get things done because I work well with people on both sides of the aisle. That's not just political speak. That is reality."
 
 
Matt Heinz says his work as a doctor helps him look past party boundaries to get laws passed.
 
He says, "We don't ask who's a Republican, who's a Democrat or who's even registered to vote. None of that matters. We just fix your heart attack. We fix the problem.”
 
 
Heinz says treating patients gives him a daily window into the needs of the people he wants to serve in Congress.
 
"And hearing their stories, their frustrations, their struggles and taking those with me either to Phoenix, when I was representing Tucson in that way or now, hopefully to Washington,DC."
 
Steele says her early experience as a Radio and TV reporter, and more recent work as a mental health counselor gives her insight into needs of the district.
 
Both candidates offer a similar formula for improving the economy for average people.
 
Steele says, "We invest in improving our crumbling roads, our highways and our bridges and we improve, we help create good paying jobs."
 
Now it's up to the voters to choose who will face Martha McSally in November.