Marisha Agana, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohia, is a single mother who immigrated to the United States in 1987 from the Philippines. She became a citizen in 1989 and now is a physician who manages a pediatric practice which reportedly serving over 4,000 children.
In anticipation of the November 6 congressional elections, HuffPost Women spoke with her about who she is, why she's running and how to get involved with her campaign.
What's your favorite quality in another person?
Courage and honesty which unfortunately not many of our currently elected officials have.
What three words best describe you?
Bold, honest and compassionate.
What's your biggest flaw?
Trusting people who take advantage of it.
What failure are you most grateful for?
Failure to recognize the obvious.
If you weren't you, who would you be?
If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
Here in America!
What woman do you most look up to?
Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
What's the best advice you've ever been given?
Always be true to yourself.
What's your joy trigger?
Knowing I have a place in Heaven.
What is your favorite book?
"Prayers that Prevail."
What is your favorite album?
Nothing in particular.
Where did you have the best meal of your life?
At home with my mother’s cooking.
What is your favorite thing you've ever worn and why?
My pajamas because I love sleep which I do not get plenty of these days.
What talent do you wish you had?
Talent to grow business.
What quality or accomplishment do you want people to know you for?
My ability to diagnose and treat children.
What makes you feel the most free?
Writing my ideas and emotions.
Why are you running?
I am fearful of the direction this country is headed: socialism!
What is the most important issue for women in this election?
Being truthful about themselves!