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Meet Mike

  

I was born in Gadsden and have family spread out all across the Eastern half of the district. From Etowah, DeKalb, and some in Marshall County. To the lion share of my immediate family and relatives living in the Weiss Lake area of Cherokee County. I have friends and work family stretching from Guntersville, Boaz, and Arab to Cullman and Decatur. Needless to say, I have a vested interest in the well-being and success of District 4.

I have literally been around the military my entire life. My father retired out of the Air Force after twenty years. My step-father was in the Marine Corps during Vietnam. I have two uncles who served—one in the Army and one in the Navy. My grandfather on my mother's side served in the Navy at Okinawa during WWII. Lastly, I have a cousin who is Active Duty Army in the Special Forces. I myself have worked for the US Military for the last 21 years — 8 of which I was active duty in the Army with a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A few years later, I then spent another 5 years in Iraq working for US State Department as an advisor to the Iraqi Air Force. And currently, I work as a US Army Contractor at the Redstone Test Center in Huntsville. As you can see service is in my blood.

I had spent the first 18 years of my life as an Air Force brat. Growing up in the military was a unique, life-changing experience for me. By the time I was four I was living in a foreign country. I started my school years in Germany and became accustomed to moving around the world every 3 or 4 years. I’d been to Germany, Belgium, and Austria, and to just about every state in the US, to include Alaska, all before I graduated high school. I learned very young that in whatever I did, I was a representative of something or someone. Whether it was my father, the US Air Force, or the United States of America as a whole. My actions and decisions would reflect the image that others had of my family, my father’s employer, or my native soil. What I did mattered. The choices I made had consequences, good and bad.

My family comes from very humble beginnings. My mother grew up in the housing projects of East Gadsden and my father’s family were farmers. Both struggled for everything they had, but they were determined to provide a better childhood for me. That doesn’t mean we never fell on hard times. For those of you that don’t know, the paycheck of a junior enlisted person in the military keeps you just above the poverty line. Through it all though, my parents instilled in me respect for my fellow man, to be kind to anyone I met, never to forget that there is always someone worse off than you, and to give the shirt off of your back if there is a person who needs it more. These are the same principles that my wife and I try to pass on to both of our children. We believe family is the bedrock of a healthy society.

I want to share a very short personal story with you just for a brief second. I'm not running for office looking to put another feather in my hat. To be honest, I've done enough in my life to where I feel like I've left a mark on the world. I'm a decorated combat veteran, a husband to a loving wife, and a father to two wonderful children. I could live out the rest of my days content with where I'm at in life. I'm definitely not looking for fame or fortune. I've learned, after years of being away from my family and watching my son grow up in pictures, that money truly doesn't buy you happiness.

No, the reason I stand before you today is because of my dedication to serve God in any fashion that He sees fit for me to glorify Him. This calling that has been placed upon me is not something that I necessarily want, but I am willing to throw myself into the viper pit of Washington DC if that is where the Almighty wants me to be. You see, I am not only willing to be a servant of the people, I long to be an obedient servant to God. And I firmly believe that if God brings me to it, He will bring me through it. If I am elected, that means God intends to use me on Capitol Hill to bring glory and honor back to the office of the people. If not, then God has another purpose for me, and I'm ok with that.

Some people have asked why I am running for Congress. The answer is simple, really. I've been given a vision for District 4 and America as a whole. I want to be part of a return to a successful Nation run by its citizens. A country that is proud and not ashamed to show it. A return to a government restrained and limited by the Constitution. A return to privacy, opportunity, and Liberty. Too often, when Republicans have won, we've squandered away our victory by becoming part of the Washington machine. That's not who I am.

Since I'm baring my soul to you today, let me share something else.  My Mom and Stepfather are true-blue die-hard Democrats. They voted for Obama and his Liberal policies for the last eight years. Needless to say, we have some colorful conversations regarding politics.  I'm quick to stand my ground on the principles I believe in. I'm loving. I'm respectful. But, I know when to dig my heels in. I can tell you this, If I'm willing to stand up to my own Mother, I'll be more than ready to stand up to the bullies in Washington DC, and I'm not just talking about the Democrats either.

Listen, it's time to end this repetitive cycle of insanity. It's time bring a fresh set of eyes to the issues that plague our communities. It's time to clean up our own party. It’s time to help President Trump Drain the Swamp.

I want to leave you with this final thought from James Madison, “The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived.” It is past time for the American people to be given back the reins of power from Washington DC and begin to govern their representatives again. I am the person who will make that happen.  

Vote for change. Vote for someone who has lived through many of the very problems that each of you are dealing with. Vote for someone who respects and believes in our God given, unalienable rights. Vote for someone who has fought for the very Constitution that our country was founded on. Vote for someone who is Of the People, and someone who will fight tirelessly For the People.

Vote Mike Moses for US House of Representatives, AL-4 on June 5th, 2018’s Primary Election.

Thank you!

May God Bless you. May God continue to Bless Alabama.

And May America always Bless God.

 

 

 


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