By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Birmingham businessman Dom Gentile, 51, has qualified to run for the US Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. Gentile is kicking off his campaign by traveling the State and talking to business owners, first responders, veterans, active military and citizens. Gentile says that he believes that it is time to rid our state of its nefarious politicians and vote in a fresh and untainted non-politician who will lead the charge towards building tomorrow’s Alabama, the right way.
Gentile is promising to: support term limits and that he will only serve one full term in office if elected; a flat tax and a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the IRS; reducing health care costs for every citizen by ending the monopolistic behavior of Blue Cross Blue Shield; and removing the red tape created by Washington bureaucrats that costs our businesses money and stunts the growth of our economy.
Gentile says that he will not accept any campaign contributions from special interests.
Gentile is kicking off his campaign this week with events in: Auburn, Montgomery, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Mobile, and the Gulf Coast.
Dom criticized Sen. Luther Strange’s new media campaign where he claims credit for the Mike Hubbard prosecution and the Bentley removal.
Dom Gentile said on social mediam “If Luther can’t tell the truth in his commercial, how can you trust him as your senator? There is no “Valley Times”.”
Dom is originally from Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Alabama where he studied political science. At the University he was elected to the Student Government Association as a senator and played football for the Crimson Tide. He has been married to his wife and fellow University of Alabama alum Karen.
Gentile has held senior positions with Fortune 500 companies Duracell, Gillette and Sara Lee. Dom has worked and lived from coast to coast, including stints in the south, east and west coast. He grew businesses in the US and around the world, worked in over 25 countries, and lived in Asia. He is an internationalist with a global perspective. Dom is also an adjunct instructor and teaches marketing to college students. Over the last 13 years, Dom has grown his own business from nothing to a multi-million dollar enterprise. Dom says that he knows how to create jobs and make a payroll.
Gentile says that, “Our politicians are broken. It’s not the system that’s broken; it’s the crooked, crony politicians, and he offers the voters a fresh alternative. Taxes are too high and too complicated.” “Government is way too big and regulations are too burdensome for businesses.”
Gentile said that his family’s healthcare insurance premiums have soared from $700 a month in 2005 to $2,200 a month today. Gentile said “This is out of control! Do you ever wonder why the people in Montgomery and Washington haven’t fixed the problem? Could it be that the insurance company lobbyists are influencing your politicians?”
Dom says that he is self-funding this campaign, and that means he isn’t under the influence of special interests or Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Gentile said on social media, “I’m so excited to start my campaign to help Build Tomorrow’s Alabama, The RIGHT way!”
Gentile joins a crowded Republican field for Senate that includes: Sen. Strange, former Chief Justice Roy Moore, State Representative Ed Henry, and Randy Brinson.
The Special Primary will be August 15 and the Special General Election will be December 12.