Party affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Securities trader
Explain your background and how this qualifies you for the position you are seeking.
During my Air Force career, I took my responsibility to make efficient use of government resources very seriously. I had zero tolerance for waste at any level, especially when building decisions packages for a $2 billion slice of President Reagan's budget. But my most lasting contribution to cost containment was an audit I initiated that changed the way the military acquires non-milspec equipment.
It had become accepted practice for large purchase orders for these …