By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Dr. Chad Mathis is an orthopedic surgeon not a career politician, but already the Republican from Indian Springs understands that campaign teams win elections. With that in mind, the conservative physician has taken the necessary steps to assemble a team to help him deliver his message to the people of Alabama ‘s 6th Congressional District.
Dr. Mathis said in a written statement, “Just like with my medical practice, any successful small business depends on the people involved. My team has experience running successful campaigns right here in Alabama and around the country. They know what it takes to get our message out about sending new conservative leadership to Washington that will fight for Alabama families and their values. I’m excited to announce that Team Mathis is ready to win.”
Phillip Stutts will serve as General Consultant on the campaign. Stutts is a Birmingham native and is the President of Phillip Stutts & Company, Inc. Stutts previously served as the campaign manager for Bobby Jindal’s first run for Louisiana governor and served as President Bush’s 2004 National 72 Hour/Get-Out-The-Vote Director.
Matt Sauvage will serve as Mathis’s Campaign Manager. Sauvage recently served as the spokesperson for Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. of Maryland’s 1st Congressional district where he was responsible for crafting and executing Congressman Harris’ communications strategy. Before that, Sauvage worked for the Republican National Committee’s communications department during the 2012 campaign cycle.
Candace Cooksey is an Alabama native. She is currently serving on the Byrne for Congress Campaign and will join the Mathis team following the 1st Congressional district special electionon November 5th. Cooksey is a veteran of multiple state political races including Sandy Stimpson’s recent win as the Mayor of Mobile. Cooksey will direct the Political and Fundraising efforts for the Mathis campaign.
Cory Adair has been appointed to serve on the Digital Web team. Adair is another Alabama native and previously oversaw state house campaigns for the Alabama Republican Party. Adair has also served as the Executive Director for the Mississippi and Nevada Republican Parties.
Mathis is running for the Sixth District Congressional District currently held by Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia. After serving in the seat for 21 years, Rep. Bachus announced that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires.
At his campaign announcement event, Dr. Mathis told an estimated crowd of 95 friends, family, and supporters, “I’m running because I love God, my family, Alabama, and the Constitution. When I look at my children, Abby and Ben, I want to be able to tell them I did everything I could to stop out of control government spending and Obamacare.”
Dr. Mathis said that if elected he would work to hold the line on spending, cut taxes, kill Obamacare, stop running deficits, balance a budget, and make government smaller. I will tackle these issues so Alabama’s 6th District families have more opportunities and freedom.”
Dr. Mathis said, “I’ve read every word of Obamacare, and I know it will ruin America’s healthcare system, kill jobs, and drive up costs for Alabamians. We’ve had Obamacare in place for a week now, and it’s already on life support. The citizens of the 6th Congressional district deserve better than broken government websites and empty healthcare promises.”
Dr. Mathis has been practicing medicine for the last decade and helped start the Alabama Bone and Joint Clinic, He also was the founding chairman of the Alabama Coalition for Charter Schools.
The Republican Primary will be in June 2014.