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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Press Release

Rob John to run for Alabama's 2nd U.S. Congressional District race in 2010.

May 23rd, 2009: Millbrook, Alabama resident Rob John is running for the 2nd U.S. Congressional District seat race in 2010.

Rob John, an independent candidate, has been collecting ballot petition signatures since April 15th, 2009. He has met with representatives of the Republican and Libertarian parties recently but is remaining independent.

Rob has never held political office and strongly believes that politics should not be a career. He never dreamed of becoming a representative, but recent events are compelling him. He has no political allegiance to any organizations, parties or special interest groups. His only allegiance is to the principles of freedom. He considers his independence and lack of political experience to be key qualifications.

He is an avid reader and student of early American history, the founding fathers and philosophy. He believes in a limited federal government, a balanced federal budget, term limits for all politicians and equal opportunity for everyone. Rob also believes there should be no law(s) against a action, if the action does no harm to another's life, liberty or property. Rob says the U.S. Constitution is about individual liberty and separation of power; each of our federal representatives have taken a oath to protect it; and most of them have failed miserably. He believes they are more concerned about their careers and re-election than they are about the future of the country. He fervently believes we the people are not powerless against Congress and each of us can make a difference.

Rob recently spoke with the freshman Congressman Bobby Bright and commends his efforts to be accessible to voters; but when asked questions during these efforts, his answers were less than sincere. As a former practicing attorney he should be able to answer questions regarding the U.S. Constitution rather than saying he would "need to consult a Constitutional lawyer". The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and is written in plain English. By what is he qualified to serve, if he doesn't understand the Constitution? How can he fulfill his oath to protect and preserve it if he doesn't understand the Constitution? Rob believes voters are tired of compromising, insincere and self-serving politicians. The voters want a fighter, who will honestly speak his or her mind at all times, defends our freedoms, and who will never compromise on principle.

Rob retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2001 and relocated to the river region in 2002. He was an aircraft avionics specialist for 14 years and worked another 6 years as an Information Technology (IT) supervisor. He was awarded the Meritorious Service medal on two occasions. Shortly after arriving in the river region he began working at the Hyundai plant in Montgomery Alabama as a specialist involved in the design and implementation of the critical IT infrastructure. Presently he is doing the same for the KIA plant in West Point Georgia. He was recently promoted to the position of Senior Manager and is responsible for the IT infrastructure operations at both plants.

Rob was born in the small town of Fernandina Beach Florida. He has been married for 23 years and has three sons; the oldest attends Auburn University Montgomery. His hobbies include outdoor photography, hiking, reading and computers.

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