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Linda Ivell
Linda Ivell
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Linda Ivell, 57, Lakeland
State party chairman for Congressional District 12 and state committeewoman from Polk County

“As a realtor, I’m an entrepreneur too, because I’m a small business too, to myself. I make my own jobs. I make my own destiny. That’s the American story. Is the fact that we all make our own destiny. The answer’s not Washington, D.C. if somebody that lives next to me, or the next state over has a problem, and I want to help them, what sense does it make for me to send $100 or $1000 to Washington, D.C., 30% of that money gets spent coming back down here? Doesn’t it make sense that I find out exactly how I can help somebody and I take care of it locally? That’s what this is about. It’s about efficiency, and it’s about creating jobs and getting our country back to work. The answer is not government.”

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