What characteristics or principles are most important for an elected official?

Answer

My military service instilled a set of core values that demands loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. I am loyal to my country and my state. I consider it my duty to make the world a better place. I expect respect to be given by default, and it can be strengthened or weakened by our conduct. I volunteered to do one of the most dangerous jobs in the military out of a sense of selfless service to my fellow Americans. It was my honor to serve as it is my honor to run for this office. I promise to conduct myself with the highest integrity. Finally, I have demonstrated personal courage during my service in Afghanistan and I will continue to be courageous in my future endeavors.