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09 April 2010

One More Republican Joins 7th District Congressional Race

The following press release just hit the inbox:

William F. “Bill” Malone, Jr., a career tax and accounting professional, former volunteer firefighter, and lifelong community servant, today launched his grassroots campaign to win the Georgia 7th District Congressional seat that is being vacated by John Linder.

“I’m running for Congress because it’s time we had a strong voice in Washington, not just a party-line vote from yet another career politician,” says Malone. “We’ve stood by while our children’s futures have been mortgaged to fund crippling entitlement programs and an out-of-control government machine. We need a fiscally conservative leader with practical solutions and no political debt – one who will truly represent the will of the people with intelligence, common sense, and uncompromising integrity.”

A conservative Republican, Malone believes in limited government and balanced budgets. He has never held political office. Malone says his professional and personal experience, combined with his standing as an “unpolitician,” clearly distinguishes him from other candidates. “As a tax professional, I’ve managed complex U.S. and international tax issues for both large and small businesses, and I’ve had my own small business. I’ve created multi-year, multi-million dollar budgets that resulted in zero tax increases for municipal fire services. Personally, I’ve stood on the unemployment line and felt the frustration and discouragement that comes from being unable to provide for my family. My family has gone without some pretty basic necessities in order to pay exorbitant COBRA premiums. We clip coupons and drive basic cars and live within our means. In short, I understand what it means to be an average American because I am one.”

In addition to his 25-year professional career, Malone has proudly served his community in a wide variety of volunteer roles: firefighter, homeless shelter coordinator, Youth Ministry Board Treasurer, little league baseball and soccer coach, and timer/judge for his community swim team.

Malone and his wife Leann (a native of Morrow, GA) have been married since 1992. They live in Snellville with their three children, Amanda (17), Meghan (13), and William (11), and are active members of St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church in Lawrenceville.