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Valenzuela: From Small Business Owner To GOP Lt. Gov. Nominee

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MILFORD, Del. - Sher Valenzuela's business started as an idea, 20 years ago.  She carries the same principles that brought her to this point in her campaign for Delaware Lieutenant Governor.

"I'm not a politician.  I actually look at myself as a citizen servant," said Sher Valenzuela.    

Sher Valenzuela: her story is like her business.  She would not be where she's at today without her husband's vision.

"At the time he was talking about having an upholstery business and he shared a little sketch that he had."    

Her second son was diagnosed with Autism.  Doctors said he wouldn't read or write.    

With her husband, she started their upholstery business in a garage to help pay medical bills.    

This year, her son is attending his second year at the University of Delaware.     

"We're not people ever who looked at a headline and believed it. I don't believe what I read, I don't make it my reality, if people say you can't I'm immediately thinking about how we can."    

Her campaign pledges to give Delawareans a different choice.  Someone who understands small business owners.

"It is a full time job for a small business owner to pay attention and take care of regulation requirements when they are trying to keep the doors open in a down economy."    

She said small business is at the hub of every other issue.

"Everything revolves around how well the economy is doing and we've got 26,000 small businesses in Delaware.  Imagine how many communities these businesses are touching?"

This year Valenzuela was named Small Business Person of the Year.

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