My campaign is focused on three ideas.
1- Moving away from partisan politics 2- Removing monetary influences in politics 3- Serving the people of Southwest Washington
If we can commit to these three ideas; I believe we can all sit down, debate, compromise, and find the best possible solutions to the issues that are facing both our local communities and our nation.
Unlike other campaigns, I am not looking for political donations. I believe the amount of money in politics has a negative effect. Instead, spend your money elsewhere; local businesses, charitable organizations, tip your servers a little extra, etc. Let's change things for the better.
If this message resonates with you, please spread the word.
"Byrd is running as the only independent candidate in the race. Fitting with his lack of a political party, he said he tries not to see issues in black-and-white terms." -The Reflector. 6/20/22 "Chris Byrd of Toutle, an independent running to represent the 3rd Congressional District, decided to toss his name into the candidate pool after being exhausted by its extreme political polarization." "Byrd wants to completely extract money from politics, going as far to not host fundraising events for his campaign." -The Columbian, 6/16/22 "In addition to candidates who have been active on the campaign trail — Republicans Joe Kent, Heidi St. John and Vicki Kraft and Democrat Gluesenkamp Perez — several lesser known candidates have joined the race. They include Democrat Davy Ray, Republican Leslie French, Independent Chris Byrd and “American Solidarity” party member Oliver Black."-The Chronicle, 6/3/22 "Three more candidates joined the growing list of rivals for the 3rd Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. Toutle resident Chris Byrd, an independent, filed late Wednesday evening. Originally from Rainier, Ore., it’s Byrd’s first run for office in Washington." -The Columbian, 5/19/22