Name: Will Breazeale
Address: 3600 South College Road, Suite E-136, Wilmington, NC 28412
Political affiliation: Republican
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Occupation: Boeing 737 Airline Pilot (Full-time), Major, U.S. Army Reserve (Part-time)
Family: Daughter, age 17.
Military experience:Major (Promotable) in the U.S. Army Reserve where I serve on the staff of a Major General as an Operations Planner. For the past three decades, I have been demonstrating my love of country as a proud member of the United States Armed Forces. A veteran of foreign wars, I served three tours of duty in the Middle East in both Iraq Wars as well as Kuwait. While in Iraq, I was awarded the prestigious Bronze Star Medal.
Civic and political experience: 2008, Republican Nominee, U.S. House, District 7-NC; 2008, Delegate, Republican National Convention, St. Paul, MN
Member, Port City Community Church, Wilmington, NC • Member, American Legion Post, Carolina Beach, NC • Member, Bladen County Ministerial Association, Elizabethtown, NC• Member, Evangelical Theological Society, Southeastern Region, Lynchburg, VA• Member, Angel Flight Network, Southeastern North Carolina. (Will volunteers his time, money and flying skills to fly critically ill patients from Southeastern North Carolina to destinations all over the Eastern United States for medical treatment And testing.)• Life Member, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, Wilmington, NC • Member, Disabled American Veterans Post, Wilmington, NC • Member, Airline Pilots Association, Atlanta, GA• Member, National Rifle Association
What is the top issue in your race and how would you address it? The most important issue is the $12.7 Trillion national debt. The debt will continue to stifle job creation and will bring mass inflation to our area if we do pay it down quickly. Upon election to Congress, I will introduce the "Free America Act" which will demand a balanced budget amendment unless in a period of a declared war, and will mandate a pay down of the debt by $1 Trillion a year through collection of outstanding taxes owed and cuts to the budget.
What in your experience has most prepared you for this office? Why? My experience in Iraq. I was in a difficult position of training the Iraqi Army while in a combat environment. In addition, the U.S. Government expected me to be fiscally conservative in the process. I learned the art of bilateral negotiations as I dealt constantly with high level officials in the Iraqi government. I know how to negotiate an acceptable solution and I know how government works and fails to work.
How do you gauge the will of the people? Accessibility. I have held 2 town halls in the past few months. My personal cell phone number is on my website and it rings often! I take the time to listen as I am campaigning. I talk to people after every one of the 9 debates the Republican Party is holding throughout the district.