Her philosophy is simple. It's what Kristen calls “The Dinner Table Test.” If the decision wouldn't fly at your dinner table, it shouldn't for the government. Kristen believes that what she learned from, and now teaches her family about financial responsibility, integrity, work ethic, and accountability are all lessons that Members of Congress should embrace, and not leave at home.
Kristen's Hoosier roots go back generations in Indiana's Sixth Congressional District. Her mother was one of nine children, raised throughout the District and the State. Kristen comes from a hard-working, lower to middle-class family, Kristen was taught the importance of financial responsibility, integrity, hard work ethic, standing by her principles, and being accountable. These core values have guided Kristen, both professionally and personally. It is how she has led others, and will represent the District in Congress.
Kristen has a varied and valuable professional background. She has taught high school religion. As an Assistant Attorney General, she represented Child Protective Services and was a watchdog for children’s rights. Since then, Kristen has been a successful businesswoman in several industries, dedicating her talents to non-profit and faith-based organizations.