Panama City, Fla. - Democrat Bob Rackleff announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress District Two Representative seat Saturday. The seat is currently held by Neal Dunn.
A father of three, and an Florida State University graduate, Rackleff has 12 years of experience as a Leon County Commissioner. He served in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a sailor and then officer. His wife Esther Morning is an emergency medical coordinator with Doctors Without Borders. She accompanied him as he made his announcement.
He said he plans to focus on issues including jobs creation to families, improving health care and fighting for government transparency.
"Every year I was a commissioner we balanced the budget. We did it without any net increase in taxes. We even improved services including healthcare. We created jobs through our public works program of infrastructure that we ought to be doing today. But we're not because we are giving away trillions of dollars of tax breaks to corporations and the richest Americans," said Rackleff.
Rackleff is no stranger to Washington. He was a speech writer for President Jimmy Carter.
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