By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Monday, January 27, 2014 Alabama State Representative Paul DeMarco (R) from Homewood officially qualified with the Alabama Republican Party today as a candidate for Congress representing Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District. The DeMarco campaign also announced that they had raised more than $360,000 in the final nine weeks of 2013.
State Representative DeMarco said in a written statement, “I will fight for your rights and values in Washington.”
Rep. DeMarco said, “My number one goal is to repeal Obamacare. The people of this state are fed up with an overreaching White House. I will take my experience to Washington to work to repeal Obamacare and stop out-of-control spending.”
Rep. DeMarco has been a member of the Alabama House of Representatives since 2005.
DeMarco said, “I am the lowest paid member of the Alabama House because I refused to take a pay raise. I built a reputation as a fiscal conservative, opposing tax increases and over-spending, even when it meant going against some members of my own party. I will not compromise those principles in Washington.”
DeMarco was accompanied by his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Dillon DeMarco at Alabama Republican Party Headquarters in Hoover when he filed his qualifying papers.
DeMarco called on the people of the Sixth District to join him in a campaign to restore common sense values in Washington. DeMarco vowed that he would fight for the rights and values of Alabama citizens in Congress.
The DeMarco campaign announced this month that DeMarco will file a report detailing that the campaign had raised contributions totaling more than $360,000 in the final nine weeks of 2013. 97% of those contributions were from individuals from Alabama. The campaign said in their statement that this demonstrates strong support from the people in the Sixth District.
Representative Paul DeMarco is a lifetime Alabama resident and is an attorney.
DeMarco is running in a crowded Republican field that includes: the co-founder and longtime CEO of the Birmingham based Alabama Policy Institute (API), Gary Palmer; longtime Harbert executive, Will Brooke; mattress manufacturer Tom Vigneulle; and Indian Springs orthopedist Chad Mathis. Sources claim that State Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale will enter this race in coming days for the rare open Congressional seat in one of the most conservative districts in the entire country. As of press time only Dr. Mathis and Rep. DeMarco had officially qualified.
The Sixth District Congressional District is currently represented 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.
The Republican Primary will be held on June 3, 2014.