RACE: U.S. House - District 1

About the Candidate

Name: Terre Layng Rosner
DOB: Feb. 14, 1961 
Occupation: Tenured university professor (PhD)  
Political Experience: None
Website: terrelayngrosner.com
Facebook: facebook.com/people/Terre-Layng-Rosner/100077343219444/

Candidate Statement

Hi, I’m Dr. Terre Layng Rosner and I'm running for U.S. Congress in the 1st District. 

My philosophy stems from the practices of joy and gratitude. 

Our District has real problems: violence, crime, poverty, and silent suffering. Some children in our District face hunger, homelessness, and safety issues. I want to help solve these problems, not just talk about them. 

For me, it starts with the children. If we don’t care for our kids, we’ve lost the battle before it begins. 

This is why I chose education as a career. I’ve witnessed when a young person achieves success and tragically when they don’t. 

I want to use my professional skills and experiences for public service. 

I am not, nor will I ever be a career politician. I won’t lose focus about my purpose and why I’m there. That is to listen and then act.

During my listening tours in the District, people told me they felt invisible. Not gonna happen on my watch. 

Our troubles didn’t appear overnight. And they won’t be easily solved. But I will address them head-on and won’t back down when the going gets tough.

I’m a working mother, after all. 

I’m asking to represent you in Congress. Rest assured, I will do so with joy and gratitude. 

When you go to the polls on June 28, vote Terre Layng Rosner for U.S. Congress. 

Thank you!

Candidate Q&A

Why are you running?

Good people should step up and run! It’s a way of giving back to my community. I believe it’s a responsibility to provide public service.

What does this office do well, and what needs fixing?

I'm running because for the last half century, I don’t think the office has done well. Just look at our reality. In the pursuit of this position, I’ve been doing a lot of listening and I’ve found that many people feel like they are not represented and that this district is falling apart. The violence in the district is more prevalent than most places in our country. I think people will understand the need for change.

What is the most pressing issue facing your constituents and how do you plan on addressing it?

Obviously, crime, safety, cohesiveness, a disjointed population...I have my thoughts, but I believe my job as a Congressperson is to first, listen to what our constituents feel are the most pressing problems and go from there.

What specific steps would you take to ensure your office is accessible and responsive to your constituents?

That is absolutely critical to me; that is the essence of this job. One of the first steps I will take if I'm elected is to go out into our district and have a wide-ranging “listening” tour. Go out to where we live, work and play. These are complicated issues; one size doesn't fit all and I will use the feedback I receive to address each issue.