Chase Pearson for Alabama Senate – District 16

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Chase Pearson for Alabama Senate – District 16

Good day Fellow Alabamians!

As many of you have heard, I am officially running for the Alabama Senate to represent the people of District 16!  District 16 covers parts of Jefferson and Shelby Counties including the cities of Homewood, Vestavia, Hoover, Pelham, Inverness, Helena, and more!

It is an honor for me to be nominated by the Libertarian Party of Alabama and I have obviously accepted. This will be an uphill battle. The incumbent Senator for this district is Republican Jabbo Waggoner. This man has been in office since before I was born. He’s been in office so long that he doesn’t believe he has to campaign and realistically he is correct. The name recognition of a 50 year career in public office alone is incredible. My parents, grandparents, and even I have voted for him. You will not find me speaking or campaigning negatively against Mr. Waggoner as I have great respect for him.  I just know and expect you as well to realize it’s time for new talent and energy to help move our district forward!

We face a lot of challenges in our area. Taxes are going up, food prices are going up, utility rates are going up, gas prices are soaring and there is no end in sight. On the other side of that is that job growth is stagnate at best and plummeting would be a better description. Small businesses, which have been a major part of our area economy, are failing left and right with far fewer people opening new businesses in our cities. The status quo that we have all lived with for years will no longer be enough. We must have change!

That change is new leadership. We must work with our local business leaders and government to encourage more development of small businesses. We must encouraging our citizens to open their businesses or relocate them to our area. We must work together inside our district and reach outside our district to form cooperative agreements where we work together to promote regional harmony and security for all our citizens.

District 16 is very large and doing well; however, our economic stability is directly connected to the economy of our surrounding area. Vestavia, Hoover, Homewood, Inverness, Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, etc are all tightly bound to the success of Birmingham and the Greater Birmingham Area and also to Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Well, Jefferson County is Bankrupt! The mountain of debt we face from the Sewer fiasco is one thing but we face a massive shortfall in our budget. It is factual to say that we are reaping what was sown over the last 40+ years. Horrible leadership rooted in our history has brought us to this point. Thankfully, times have changed. Birmingham and the surrounding area are growing in ways yet loosing in so many others. The same leaders that got us into this situation are not going to get us out of it.

I have been yelling and complaining about politics and politicians since I was in high school. I have always talked about running for office. Unfortunately though my family has been very strong in this region for more than 100 years… my family stayed out of politics. Why? Because politics is dirty! It’s the ugliest profession on Earth. My family and friends all laughed because they know I have very little patience for stupidity and BS. I also was told time and time again… “Chase! You don’t want to drag yourself and your family through the process of running for office! Everything bad you have ever done will be dragged out for the world to see!” These are just a few examples of what you and I have all heard. It just did not appear that becoming a politician would be a good thing for me or my family. Fortunately for you and me… I have gotten older and some things have changed.

Simply put, I will not be a politician. I am a Statesman! I am a 41 year old former marine, successful businessman, educator, and a strong area leader. I market and promote most of Alabama’s nightlife and entertainment. I work with 100’s of charities and charitable organizations. I work tirelessly to organize, promote, and market our area. I follow in the footsteps of my Grandfather, dad, and mother! All of whom taught me integrity and character would be my biggest strengths.

I am not a perfect man but I am working on it every day. I am a member of Mountain Top Community Church. I am a member of the Georgiana Davis Masonic Lodge in Trussville and Zamora Shrine Temple. I am a member of the Marine Corps League, Lifetime member of the NRA, Life time member of Oath Keepers, and more!

I invite you to join me on my new journey. I am dedicating my life to represent the people of Alabama. Why? Someone has to do it! We need people with character, integrity, and backbone. Someone who is not beholden to a political party, corporate money, or anything else contrary to the safety and progress of the people! I will say this publically. The People of the 16th District and all of Alabama are my Only Special Interest!

Thank you for your time and support! Vote Chase Pearson for Alabama Senate – District 16 in 2014!

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