By Miriam Raftery
Hear our interview, originally aired on KNSJ radio, by clicking the audio link, or scroll down for highlights.
April 27, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Gloria Chadwick is a registered nurse who has worked in the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital. She's been elected to serve five terms on the Grossmont Healthcare District Board. The first woman elected nearly 20 years ago, she's currently Vice President of the healthcare district serving East County.
At a town hall meeting held by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine), she announced plans to challenge him for his seat – and passed out a pill bottle with her remedy to fix Congress: “restoring integrity, providing affordable healthcare, creating more jobs, and protecting Medicare and the rights of Veterans.”
Voters couldn’t ask for a greater contrast. Hunter, at his town hall, said he doesn’t believe healthcare is a right, but merely believes in “access” for those with the ability to pay for it. Chadwick describes herself as a “nurse warrior” who has been a fierce advocate for her patients – and now wants to do battle for constituents across the 50th Congressional District. In an exclusive interview with East County Magazine aired on KNSJ, she shared her vision for reforming healthcare, strengthening services for veterans and military families, and protecting a clean, healthy environment.