Restaurant owner and Montgomery County Commissioner Dimitri Polizos will run for the Montgomery seat in the House of Representatives being vacated by state Rep. Jay Love’s early departure.
Love announced earlier this month that he will step down from the seat on Aug. 1, well ahead of the 2014 election, to “promote education reforms” and “pursue various business opportunities.” Gov. Robert Bentley has said he wants to call a special election in District 74, which includes central and east Montgomery, as soon as legally possible.
Polizos, a Republican, was elected to the Montgomery County Commission in 2004 and was reelected in 2008 and 2012, winning his last election with more than 62 percent of the vote.He also operates a restaurant, Mr. Gus’ Ristorante on the Atlanta Highway, in the district.
“In the restaurant, I talk to everyday folks who are concerned about the direction of our nation and state,” Polizos said. “As a business owner, I know how government interference kills job growth and profitability. I feel I can help make a positive, conservative difference.”
He vowed to stop any expansion of government and support pro-jobs legislation.
“On the commission, I have earned a reputation for demanding fiscal soundness and pursuing economic growth,” Polizos said. “We have shrunk government, kept taxes low, and ensured everyone’s rights are protected.”
– posted by Sebastian Kitchen