Allison Offield allisonoffield.com
State Rep HD62

1) Have I ever served in the Armed Forces? If so, what was my branch, rank, and years of service? Mention any pertinent details.

I have not.

2) Do I have connections with veterans or active-duty service members, including but not limited to family ties?

My son and daughter-in-law are active duty Air Force Staff Sergeants stationed in Alamogordo-Holloman AFB. Living in Lawton/Ft. Sill we have several friends who are veterans.

3) What do I consider the most important issues facing veterans and military families?

Not having personal experience, I consulted with friends for their insight. They feel that homeless veterans are in great need as well as healthcare needs for retired members. Mental healthcare is something that many active duty and retired members are also in need of.

4) In what ways can I be helpful to veterans and military families if elected to office?

My biggest asset is my willingness to listen and try to help others make necessary connections. I realize my own shortcomings in being able to relate due to no military service myself. Therefore I seek counsel from others who do have the experience.

Thank you for reaching out. I hope to be able to represent the needs of our veteran community and look forward to knowing how I may be of service to you.

Running for office was not something I took lightly. I realize the scope of the problems we will deal with is much larger than one person can affect. But I believe in the hope for tomorrow. As I recently told a veteran friend, “as a member of our armed services you didn’t sign on to servely only one faction of our country, and I expect no less of our state and national leadership now. ” We need people who can be levelheaded and remember that their job is to be of service – even in their leadership.

Sincerely,

Allison Offield

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