Casey Lucius, Republican nominee for U.S. House of Representatives, District 20, CaliforniaCasey Lucius Flag

Is it possible for Republicans to win in California? Casey Lucius says, “Yes, absolutely,” particularly in its 20th Congressional District where she is running for an open seat. The district, she says, is over-burdened with federal and state regulations that have hampered job creation and kept unemployment numbers “at twice the national average” by damaging the two major industries: agriculture and tourism.

Born in Ohio, Casey has an impressive resume. She has a bachelor’s in political science as an Ashbrook Scholar at Ashland University, a master’s in national security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Hawaii. She served seven years as a U.S. Navy intelligence officer. She has taught national security studies at the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. Marine Command and Staff College, and as adjunct faculty at Hanoi University, where she was also the operations assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam.