Each and every day, Democrats take women for granted by trying to pigeonhole them into believing there are only a handful of issues women care about. Worse, these loud liberal voices demand that the only acceptable viewpoint for women is for bigger and bigger government. Anyone who dares to offer a different opinion or who has a different set of priorities is deemed intolerant.  But the fact is, women have opinions and viewpoints that are as diverse as men and it is high time this is recognized and celebrated.

The Lewis for Congress campaign is working to dispel this monolithic myth by highlighting the broad number of issues women care about. That’s why we’ve launched a new video series called “Independent Women for an Independent Voice” featuring women from the Second District. In each video, you’ll hear from a diverse set of women sharing, in their own words, why they are Republicans, which issues drive them and why they support Jason Lewis.

“All too often, liberal Democrats and some in the press dictate to women what issues are important to them rather than letting women speak for themselves. On the campaign trail I’ve heard directly from women from all backgrounds and walks of life about the issues they care about and we are very proud to have the opportunity to share their stories about their ‘women’s issues’ that motivate them,” Lewis said. “I’m honored to have their support.”

Liana (Lee)

Lee was born and raised in Minnesota. She is looking forward to retirement this fall after being at her job for 45 years!

“I knew I needed to just get on with life. I needed to take care of myself and make my own plans,” said Liana. I support Jason, he has my full appreciation for his strong leadership on the issues of personal and fiscal responsibility.”

Click here to hear about Lee’s story.


Mary is a widow, formerly retired businesswoman who has had to re-enter the workplace. She has supervised hundreds of employees and worked to enable their career growth while ensuring the business thrived. Mary recently shifted to non-profits and is currently a CEO of a small food shelf, thrift store, and activity center.

“Congressman Lewis represents Senior America, and will support the elimination of Social Security taxation here in Minnesota,” said Mary, “Jason Lewis will represent my rights and freedoms under the law, rather than a collection of special interest groups, supported by his opposition candidate. I will work tirelessly to ensure he wins a Congressional seat, for me and for all tax-paying Minnesotans.”

Click here to hear about Mary’s story.

Each week the Lewis for Congress campaign will release new videos from women in the Second District sharing their stories about the issues that are most important to them, and why they support Jason Lewis’ re-election campaign. Check back weekly to hear from other Independent Women.