Leah Campos Schandlbauer files over 1,400 signatures for CD-9 ballot

Dear Friends,

These have been incredibly fast-paced weeks here at the Leah for Congress campaign. Just this week, I was proud to officially file more than twice the required number of signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office, and I know that I could not have done it without all of you. I am so humbled by the encouragement of the many volunteers and supporters I’ve met on the campaign trail. Their energy keeps me motivated and committed to this race – and I’m convinced more than ever that I am the only candidate who can truly represent the individuals in CD-09.

Last week, Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI) traveled to our district to speak at a fundraiser on my behalf. Our guests included Dave Udall and former ASU quarterback, Andrew Walter. The next day, I traveled to Dallas, Texas where some gracious and committed conservatives hosted an event for me to garner support for my candidacy. You can imagine how humbled I was to be in a crowded room of proud Texas Republicans dedicated to getting me elected to Congress in Arizona. When I asked some in the group what compelled them to contribute to and support a candidate from Arizona, I was told that my genuine concern for country came through loud and clear when reading about my personal story of service to our nation’s security. In Arizona, just as in Texas, Americans have grown tired of politicians beholden to special interests and susceptible to crony capitalism. To get things right in this country, we need representatives with spines of steel who will be willing to take a stand against these and other wasteful and growth-crushing practices. I will be that representative for the 9th district.

Finally, in case you missed it, last week I released my first campaign video. It takes a look at my background and why I’m running for Congress. If you haven’t seen it yet, I encourage you to take a look and let me know what you think.

Since announcing my candidacy in late March, I have continued meeting with constituents in the 9th District to discuss commitment to free markets, limited government, freedom and integrity.

I also encourage you to look at my new website, www.leahforcongress.com, to learn more about me, why I want to serve in Congress, and see how you can join me on this campaign effort to get a principled American to Washington representing Arizona’s 9th Congressional District.

All the best,


About Leah:
Leah Campos Schandlbauer, 39, is a wife and mother of four who spent more than a decade serving her country abroad as an Operations Officer in the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency. A lifelong conservative and strong believer in the principles of economic liberty and limited government, Leah decided to pursue a different type of public service when she chose to run for Congress in Arizona’s newly-created 9th district.

Leah is running for Congress because she believes there is no greater issue threatening our nation than the continued squandering of public funds on a bloated and inefficient government sector. Washington-centric policies and over-regulation are strangling small businesses and America’s entrepreneurial spirit. As a mother of four young children, Leah considers it an obligation to do all she can to fix these problems now, so future generations won’t have to pay for Washington’s irresponsibility.

Leah graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in political science and earned a Master of Public and International Affairs degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She also attended Rhodes Jr. High School and Seton Catholic High School, where she ran track and played basketball.

Learn more at www.leahforcongress.com


  1. Tyler Montague says

    This is an interesting race, with so many different candidates in it, and with none really grabbing a solid lead yet. Leah Schandlbauer’s background and experience would make her a formidable candidate for any Democrat to face in this very slightly Democratic-leaning district.

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