Phoenix, Ariz., Jun 14, 2012 / 03:09 am
Leah Campos Schandlbauer, a Catholic mother of four, hopes to represent Arizona in the U.S. Congress, after serving the country for over 10 years as an international agent in the CIA.
"The most accurate way of describing it is by my professional title – which was 'Operations Officer' in the National Clandestine Service," Schandlbauer told CNA on June 13. "But we are otherwise known as 'spies.'"
In the "fiercely patriotic" state of Arizona, the aspiring Republican candidate for the newly-formed Ninth District says she gets plenty of positive feedback about her background with the foreign intelligence agency.
"They're really grateful for my service – which is humbling to me," she said.