Meet the Candidate: Nikki Foster (Ohio)

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Candidate Name:

Nikki Foster

Photo provided by the campaign.

Candidate’s Preferred Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

What office are you running for?

U.S. Congress Ohio’s 1st District

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

Primary 3/17/2020

Why are you running for office?

I thought the fight of my life would be over the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan, but it was with my newborn in the Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital. Henry is healthy now, but I met so many families who were trying to get the care they needed without going bankrupt. That’s why I’m running for Congress. For far too long, Washington politicians have served the special interests instead of our country and the people they represent.

I’m the daughter of immigrants who worked hard to achieve the American Dream. My dad emigrated from the Philippines as a teenager and worked as an auto mechanic. My mom came to the United States as a young child, started as a secretary, and eventually finished college at the age of 52.

After September 11th, I signed up for pilot training, where I met my husband, Rob. We deployed together three times, and I deployed twice more. After leaving active duty we settled in Mason, Ohio, where I was accepted into GE Aviation’s Junior Officer Leadership Program. I’m ready to continue my service to country as the next Representative of Ohio’s First District.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

Making healthcare more accessible and affordable; including protecting those with pre-existing conditions, working to lower the price of prescription drugs, and making sure when we talk healthcare we are including mental health and addiction services.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

We are going to fix the partisan divide in our country by electing leaders of character who put country first.

Who is your hero?

Senator Tammy Duckworth – Fellow Asian-American Combat Pilot

What are your hobbies?

Weight lifting

What is the most recent book you read?

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

2 children: Wyatt 9 and Henry 1; 1 dog: Rosie

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Candidate Social Media:

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