Republican candidate Lieutenant General Jack Bergman recently announced his candidacy and has been on the campaign trail ever since. He recently stopped by Local 3 News so we, and you the viewer, can get to know him better.
He found the early stages of campaigning to be an enlightening time and used it to help build his message.
“Everybody had something to say. I took more notes than I did signatures,” said Bergman. “So now you take all of those notes and compile them and distil it down and build it into a campaign message that reflects what the voters, what the constituents, of the first district really are looking for.”
Bergman considers himself to align with conservative values, but doesn’t see himself as a member of the Republican party.
“I guess I would ask a question first, to the voters and everybody else. ‘Is the party system as it is established today, is it working for you? And if it’s not working for you, what are you going to do to change it?’ Bergman asked. “As a senior military officer, I could not be part of a political party, again swearing that oath to the Constitution, and being in uniform, we represent everyone, not just some.”
Bergman is running against Tom Casperson and Jason Allen in the August Primary.