Sandra Dowling. (Photo courtesy Sandra Dowling)

Dr. Sandra Dowling of Litchfield Park has announced her campaign to run for U.S. Congress representing Arizona’s eighth congressional district.

Several issues are important to Dowling, a cancer survivor and a U.S. Marine veteran.

“I love serving my country and I am fiercely dedicated to the great people of Arizona,” she said. “More can be done. I am running for Congress on a principled conservative platform that puts the community first and political insiders last. My values are conservative because it is who I am. I keep my promises because it is how I was raised. It is a privilege to fight for liberty and a duty to stand for the people of Arizona.”

Dowling has been involved with the Republican Party for more than 35 years, advocating for public policies that have enhanced our community. Dowling has worked alongside local, state and national leaders.

“This election is about you...your family, your jobs and your future,” Dowling said. “With your support, I know we can bring Arizona values like civility, common sense, and strong ethics to Congress.

After her military service, Dowling earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in educational administration from ASU. She earned her doctorate degree from NAU after completing the educational leadership program. Her studies were concentrated in the areas of education, finance and public policy.

As the former president and chief executive officer of a West Valley insurance agency, she has exceled and received numerous local and national achievement awards. She has maintained her Arizona superintendent, administrative and teaching certifications.

Dowling and her husband, Dennis, are lifelong West Valley residents.