The following letter is from the Endorsed CD4 Republican Candidate Sia Lo. It has not been altered in any way. We asked the CD4 Republican Candidates and the US Senate Candidates to send us a letter to read at caucus and to post on our website. The endorsed candidate who wins the nomination/endorsement will have their letter stay up until the November Election. ~~ Admin
February 25, 2020
Good evening, my name is Sia Lo and I running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District.
Here is a little bit of information about me. I am a 54-year old attorney married to the love of my life, Mayka Lee, and we have four beautiful children. I grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Johnson Senior High School, and currently reside in White Bear Lake. Like all of you, we are pretty busy, and Grandma still tells us all what to do. In addition to our children, we also have two dogs, a turtle, a rabbit, a lizard and a tank full of fish.
My family fled Laos in 1973 after the Communists took over our country. They were looking for my father because he worked for the CIA. My father and the Hmong soldiers fought the North Vietnamese communists for 15 years to a standing still under the leadership of General Vang Pao and the CIA. We lost approximately 30 percent of our entire population. Because of our sacrifices, we were allowed to immigrate to the United States as refugees. If there is anyone that understands the cruelty and destruction of communism, it is us. If there is anyone that understands that freedom is not free, it is us.
But our sacrifices for freedom did not go in vain for since our arrival four decades ago. We have been working hard to achieve the American dream. Many Asian-Americans have become doctors and lawyers, teachers and business leaders. My niece Sunisa Lee even won a world gymnastics gold medal representing the United States. So simply put, we have climbed every mountain, crossed every stream and followed every rainbow until we found our dream. And, that dream is America. And America is beautiful and we love her.
I am running for office because America have done so much for me and now it is time for me to give back to her what she has given me. I am also running because the American Dream that we found is being threaten by those that are pushing for dangerous ideologies like Socialist and Communist ideas. Those that believe in socialism and Communism believe that government has all the answers and can be the provider and protector for all.
These ideologies will destroy the very fabric of the freedom that created America and what made us the best country in the world. It is the belief that all men and women are created equal and that we are endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I am proud of our president. What President Trump has accomplished in the last three years is amazing. He has brought us back onto the path of greatness. But he is going to need an ally in Congress from our congressional district. I intend to bring the fight to Betty McCollum in all precincts throughout this district like we have never seen before. My team has already pledged to out work her between now and November 3rd. President Trump deserves to have a teammate elected from St. Paul and suburbs, and I intend to be that person.
Thank you for taking the time to participate in this process. I look forward to meeting each of you on the campaign trail.
Candidate for Congress
Minnesota’s Fourth Congressional District
P.O. Box 270232
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
Paid for by Sia Lo for Congress Committee
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