I am Laura Mitchell Riley , I am a candidate for US Congress,  born and raised in Missouri. I first became involved with politics when I worked on Josh Hawley's campaign for the Senate and I really did enjoy it. I  am a Christian and a conservative.  I didn't know what the Lord had planned for me,   but I knew that it was something more than what I was doing,  it was not time for me to retire from life just yet. So when I said to the Lord " I know you have something for me to do, I know you didn't help me to get through school, get my bachelor and masters degree for nothing ,so what do you want me to do? and that is when He put on heart to run for congress.  I thought about it and was pleased and honored that He would ask me to take on such an  awesome responsibility and that He would trust me to do along with Him. I know that wherever He guides me,  He will provide for me and equip me for the task. There is no way that I would take on this task without Him because I would not be able to do it. I have total dependence on Him to bring His will to  pass in my life. There is a lot of work that has to be done because our current administration has no regard for our constitution and WE THE PEOPLE will have to step up to the challenge for our nation and elect Christians with a Biblical world view that will uphold our constitution. This is a battle between good and evil. My priorities for Congress . Stop the overreaching of the federal government,  they are out of control. The federal government exists because the state's created  it to protect the rights of the people,  they work for us and they need to be reminded of that.  They took an oath to uphold the constitution, congress needs to revisit it. Election Integrity,  we all know that the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump, he had to be removed  by any means necessary to bring this socialist/communist agenda to the forefront. The democratic party still denies that it was fraudulent,  this was the absolute worst election I have seen in my lifetime. President Trump said "They are after you, I am just in their way" He was right. Election integrity is a must for our nation we have to be able to trust our election process once again. We have a Constitutional Republic not a democracy. Abortion is and will always be murder. It is not birth control.  Women need to take responsibility for their actions and stop using the government as an excuse to make abortions easy for them. Use protection (birth control,)  adoption  or abstinence.