Monday, April 5, 2010

Les Phillip for Congress

Allow me to introduce you to a man you may not have heard of, yet.  His name is Les Phillip, and he's running for US Congress in Alabama's 5th Congressional District.

Mr. Phillip is a veteran of the US Navy, where he earned his Aviator's Wings and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  He is married to his college sweetheart and is the father of three daughters.

Since leaving the US Navy in 1993, Mr. Phillip has enjoyed a successful business career, serving in project management, operations and sales for several successful Alabama companies.  His "outsider" credentials are impeccable--he has never held elected public office.

Phillip's position on the issues facing this country are straight down the line Reagan conservatism.  His stances on taxation, national defense, energy policy, the environment, healthcare and education make it clear that conservatives will have no stronger ally in the House of Representatives.

His opponents in the in a competitive GOP primary field are the incumbent, former Democrat Parker Griffith;   and Mo Brooks, a long time political insider and state GOP stalwart.  Griffith "talks the talk" of conservatism, crediting the House's vote on Obamacare as the reason for his switch. Despite the fact that he caucused with the Democrats and voted for Pelosi as Speaker of the House, Griffith appears to be the RNC's favorite.  Brooks has a long and impressive resume of public service, but he's never held a private sector job.  Although he espouses conservative philosophies, career politicians don't square with Americans' hunger for fresh ideas and new faces.

Phillip's military service, combined with his experience out here in the real world of business, make him the stronger candidate.  Phillip knows what it means to make a payroll in the private sector, and he knows what the men and women of the Armed Forces need to keep this country safe.  In fact, listening to Mr. Phillip speak, one has a hard time realizing that the Navy vet is now a civilian.  There is no double-speak, here.  He is what he is, and he says what he means.

You should get to know Mr. Phillip. Visit his site and browse his positions on the issues.  Make a donation if you are so inclined. If you live in AL-05, make sure to vote in the June primary and give Mr. Phillip the courtesy of your support.

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