DiChiara to challenge Mike Rogers

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Special to the
Opelika Observer

Dr. Larry DiChiara, 2012 Alabama Superintendent of the Year,  has announced his candidacy for Congress in Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District. DiChiara will face incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers in next year’s March 1 primary election.
“After thoughtful consideration, much prayer and an outpouring of encouragement from my friends and family, I am excited to announce my candidacy for Congress,” stated DiChiara. “For too long, Congress has led our country down a path of runaway deficits – jeopardizing our future by creating a public-finances equivalent to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Our financial crisis is real, and it’s here now,” continued DiChiara.
“I understand what it takes to trim fat from a budget: I have done it in my business and I have done it as a former school superintendent – now, I am ready to do it in Washington,” he continued. “Our children and grandchildren deserve to be left with a legacy of the American dream.”
A graduate of Auburn University, DiChiara has served as a teacher, principal, administrator, district superintendent and adjunct college professor. Currently, he owns and operates a successful small business aimed at helping educators and school districts provide a quality education for all students.
“My campaign is focused on harnessing the grassroots power of ordinary citizens who believe in defending our personal freedoms, protecting life, preserving traditional marriage, securing our borders, lowering taxes and guaranteeing our right to bear arms,” said DiChiara.
“Washington is broken and failing American families and businesses” said DiChiara. “As the Chief Administrative Officer appointed by the Alabama State Department of Education, I have been charged with transitioning failing school systems, such as Selma City Schools, into successful districts—I plan to take my experience to Washington and transform a failing system into a successful one.”
Larry and his wife, Gina, are the proud parents of three boys, Nicholas, 23, Samuel, 20, and Anthony, 15, and reside in Auburn, Alabama, where they attend St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
For more information about DiChiara or his campaign for Congress, please visit http://www.DiChiaraforCongress.com.

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