Rich Straton

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Introduction Who am I? I am a guy who has had a number of jobs in both the private and public sectors, most in finance, planning, and management. My educational background includes studies in public administration, public policy, finance and accounting, computer systems, mathematics, and recently, economics. I grew up as a conservative Republican who loved Nixon up until he broke my heart. I have also liked some Democrats such as John Kennedy and Birch Baye. This is my first attempt ever at trying to be public with my opinion. I would prefer spending my time taking classes, learning new things, enjoying close relationships, and looking forward. But if more of us from the old middle would be more vocal, perhaps our politics will change. My educational background includes a PhD in Public Administration with emphases in public finance and public policy, a Masters of Accounting, and other degrees. My experience includes project management positions with a defense company, a computer company, and a transportation company. I have also taught at several universities and colleges in two states.