LEWISTON (WGME) – One of Maine’s independent candidates for District 2 says she hopes to change Congress for the better.
Tiffany Bond says she's a hardworking mom who loves court paperwork.
"I see a lot of federal law, because I work in family law, so I see tax code; tax code is the carrot and stick that we use to influence policy all across the country," Bond said.
Sporting two pens in her hair; Bond visited “Looking Ahead Clubhouse in Lewiston” to learn more about mental illness rehabilitation in Maine.
Bond says she's running for congress because, in her words, “Washington is doing it all wrong.”
"You have to be able to make the law and then you have to know what it does to people on the other side,” Bond said. “That's important. We don't talk about that in campaigns and that's a prerequisite. If you don't understand that, you shouldn't do that job."
Her law practice stretches from Springvale to Millinocket.
Bond lives in Portland, but says she is in the process of moving to the second district.
"It seemed more sincere to run in the district I was moving to than the one I was moving away from," Bond said.
Bond supports the second amendment, but says certain gun laws need to be updated.
She says investing in rural broadband will drive Maine’s economy.
Bond also says she wants Washington out of the way when it comes to marijuana.
"I think it's important to be realistic about what congress does and what congress doesn't do," Bond said.
One big difference from her opponents Jared Golden and Bruce Poliquin is that Bond isn't running any advertising, instead relying on word of mouth.
"You won't see any ads from me because I think ads are a horrible waste of money,” Bond said. “We should be pumping that money into our economy."
You can follow Bond on Twitter: @TiffanyBond