She’s a graduate of West Point. She spent five years in the armed forces and came to Park City to compete in the 2002 Winter Olympics and stayed, becoming a well-known motivational speaker. Now, Donna McAleer is a candidate for Congress in District 1 on the Democratic party ticket. McAleer says it’s sad to know that Congress has a favorability rating of only nine percent and yet 85 percent of the Congressional members get re-elected. “I think Washington really has become the purview of a few,” McAleer claims. “A lot of lawyers who are trained to argue. They seek politically expedient measure and we’re missing that broad perspective of people with broad business, economic, not-for-profit, educational, maybe health care, agricultural, ranching, entrepreneur who have this applied, practical grounding.” McAleer made the comments Friday on KVNU’s For the People program. McAleer would like to to unseat Republican incumbent Rob Bishop. McAleer competed in the bobsled but finished 4th in Olympic trials, narrowly missing the Olympic team.
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