My name is Elizabeth. I’m 38. I was born into a Democratic family and have been a Democrat my entire life. However, I’ve recently decided to switch parties and become a Republican. Obamacare, which I was all for in the beginning, and other key issues, such as immigration, have recently caused me to re-evaluate my future with the Democratic party. I feel like the Democratic rhetoric no longer aligns with my core beliefs and values and thus, in good conscious, I can no longer refer to myself as a Democrat.
I come from a military family. My late grandfather was in the U.S. Navy and served in 2 wars: WWII and the Korean War. He retired from the military after 20 years of service as a Chief Petty Officer (E-7). My mom has worked as a Federal Employee at NAVSTA (Naval Station Great Lakes) for the past 35 years. (32 of those 35 years were spent working for the U.S. Navy.) She currently works as a civilian Payroll Technician for USMEPCOM (United States Military Entrance Processing Command), a command that falls under the oversight of the U.S. Army.
I’ve always been surrounded by pets (dogs, cats, fish, and birds) and am a strong advocate where rescue is concerned.
I currently share my home with an 8-year-old tri-color Papillon named Gizmo, a 3-year-old white and black Phalène named Dane, a 6-year-old pied cockatiel named Riley, and a 4-year-old pearl cockatiel named Baily. I also have a red male dragonscale veil tail betta named Pompeii.
Thanks for allowing me to register. I look forward to being here.