Joe Collins is a central LA born Navy veteran that is currently running for Congress against incumbent Maxine Waters in California’s 43rd congressional district. His website claimed that after his launch he raised over $200k from people wanting to see Congresswoman Maxine Waters unseated.
His campaign is focusing on taking on the “lack of leadership” in Congress and to help President Donald Trump against the squad: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
Watch Pen’s Exclusive interview with the prospective Congressman Joe Collins.
Collins says his goal is to create “millionaires” in his district and to offer an alternative to the status quo that has dominated in the district since Maxine Waters has been Congresswoman.
“I appreciate what the President is doing by creating more jobs, but we need more business owners as well,” Collins said, expanding on Trump’s job growth.
Collins also mentioned the problem with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez being in Congress and called referred to her bartender background.
According to Collins’ campaign website, Joe grew up in Texas and played semi-pro football.
Collins served in the military for over 13 years.
“Joe’s passion to serve others started at an early age and earned him the nickname “GI Joe.”
“Serving 13 and a half successful years as an Aviation Machinist Mate, Joe Collins worked and trained thousands of sailors on many types of aircraft including the F-18 Super Hornet, E6 Mercury, and the MH60 Sea-hawk. With the help of the US Navy, he also became a licensed financial professional. Joe’s passion to help others also came in the form of becoming a Certified Counselor for rape and sexual assault victims,” reads his campaign website.
“As a sailor in the US Navy, Joe served during the successful campaign, “Operation Iraqi Freedom”. He also served in the recruiting duty area, where he earned numerous honors and awards. This was a role Joe enjoyed immensely, as he had the pleasure of jump starting the future careers for many of our young American leaders of today. “
Joe told us that his kids are jealous of him meeting the President and are proud of his campaign to run for Congress. You can visit Collin’s site and help his campaign by clicking here.