All the best.
Do not let proxy-candidature over-ride that priority. Choose the nicest human being in your area as your representative.. that's the right way.
Please learn from 5000+ years of recorded human history and resist the temptation of believing supreme leaders who tell you they will solve all your problems.
Only you can solve your problems... the leader you choose should have a clear roadmap, with binding deliverables (and not an indefinte waiting period) of executive measures that will increase your control over your life, that will facilitate you to solve your problems.If you have to choose a leader at all, please give your backing to the nicest human being you can find.