Carla A Spalding

Carla A Spalding

Independent
US Congress
Congressional District: 18
Florida
Election Date:
August 2016
Paid for by:
Carla Spalding for Congress

My Biography

Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the United States at 18 years or age.  I joined the United States Navy and spent four years on active duty in San Diego, California.The people in the military became my family and still are to this day. After leaving the military, I obtained a Masters Degree in Science of Nursing with a concentration in Education while working two jobs and raising my two children. Because of the love I have for people, I worked in different nursing departments taking care of the sick. Presently I work as the Director of Nursing and as a Mental Health Professor at a local college in Palm Beach County. 

After spending six years working with Veterans Affairs as a registered nurse, my soul was not at peace. I decided that I must intervene for our veterans and our seniors. Our parties are divided and so are the people in this country. It is said, a house divided is a house that cannot stand. We need unity to obtain a better outcome for our seniors, veterans and children. I am the voice that will bring unity and bridge the gap in Congress.  I am a leader with critical thinking skills and have real solutions to issues. 

Why Am I Running?

As a navy veteran, registered nurse, professor, small business owner and a single parent; I am deeply concerned that the emphasis of this country is not about the people. The parties remain divided and as we know, a house divided cannot stand. How can anything be accomplished if we continue in the same direction and do not forge a new path?

Unity must be obtained to provide a better outcome for all citizens and especially our veterans, children, and seniors. My pledge to you and all citizens is to be the Independent voice that will represent the people of District 18 and bridge the gap that is missing on Capitol Hill.  

“Let us unite and together we will do it!”

 

My Platform

  • Why is it necessary to evaluate candidates prior to voting?

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    It is critical to make an informed decision to avoid making the same mistakes we have been making for years. We cannot allow the same representatives to continue on the path they are on now. Intervention is crucial to save America and it's people. The parties remain divided and it is impossible to focus on what is in the best interest of the people of America. Vote for the Candidate that will represent you and your community regardless of party affliation.

     

  • Veterans

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    • Strive for veterans to own and operate their own business
    • Decrease waiting time for health care and determination of benefits
    • Community and private sector in solving homelessness
    • Term limits for VA healthcare administrators
    • Promote awareness and implement additional non-drug therapies for PTSD 
  • Advocate For:

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    • Better Healthcare Access for Veterans
    • Economic growth
    • Youth and seniors
    • Resources and tax breaks to help small businesses to succeed
    • The use of cannabis oil for treatment of certain cancers
    • Decrease interest rates and affordable college tuition​
    • Single parents and families
    • Incentives for businesses to remain in the U.S.
    • Revision of the estate tax law
    • Homes for Veterans
    • Increase public teachers pay
    • Patient's ratio for nurses

My Experience

  • Navy Veteran (1987-1991)
  • Registered Nurse: Director of nursing, ER, same day surgery, orthopedic, psychatric nursing for children and adults. Former (RN) at the VA Hospital in many clinics
  • Nurse of the Year at the VA Hospital
  • Educator: Teaching mental health disorders at a local college
  • Published Author
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Salvation Army Palm Beach Council (secretary)
  • Advocate for seniors, veterans, children, single parents, business owners and the middle class

 

My Education

  • Postgraduate Degree from University of Phoenix
  • Postgraduate Degree from University of Phoenix, Florida
  • Bachelors Degree from University of Phoenix
  • Associates Degree from Palm Beach State College

My Upcoming Events

  • Firefighter Orientation for Veterans

    Type: Firefighter Orientation for Veterans

    Starting: Friday 6th of May 2016 06:00:00 PM

    Ending: Friday 6th of May 2016 08:00:00 PM

    Located at: TBD


    GENERAL PUBLIC WELCOME!!

    Want to become a firefighter?  Learn what it takes!

    • Ex-Military Firefighters will learn new regulations of the 40-hour classes, with the government standards.
    • Presented by:
      • Lt. Keith Martin
    • Hosted by:
      • Carla Spalding, MSN/Ed., BSN, RN
  • Carla Spalding Meet & Greet

    Type: Public Meet & Greet

    Starting: Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 06:30:00 PM

    Ending: Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 08:00:00 PM

    Located at: Carmine's Ocean Grill, 2401 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Garden, FL 33410


    You are cordially invited to meet The New Face for Congress! Carla Spalding

     

    Carmine's Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar

    2401 PGA Blvd.

    Palm Beach Garden, FL  33410

    RSVP: Valentina 

    Call or Text: (772) 208-0157

    carlaspaldingforcongress.com

    Come and join us at this fundraising event!

My Albums and Photos

Carla Spalding Photos: 2

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