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Will Breazeale | U.S. House District 7 Republican primary candidate

Name: Will Breazeale

Age: 41

Address: 3600 South College Road, Suite E-136, Wilmington, NC 28412

Political affiliation: Republican

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


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.