Paul Chabot, a Republican from Rancho Cucamonga, announced today that he will drop out of the race for the 40th Assembly District to run for the seat being vacated by Rep. Gary Miller. Miller announced earlier this week his intent to retire at the end of his term.
In a press statement issued today, Chabot stated, “This seat is too important to lose to a career politician who will give us more of the same – empty promises and failed results. American’s deserve elected officials who are willing to place the needs of the people they represent before partisan bickering in order to get things done.
“I’m proud to declare my candidacy for Congress and plan to run a campaign based on common-sense solutions to real problems like creating good jobs, ensuring our children have a better education and more opportunities than we did and maintaining peace through strength with our neighbors around the world.”
Chabot is the founder of Coalition for a Drug Free America. He also serves as a Naval Intelligence Officer and has experience in law enforcement. He served three terms as a parole board member as well as various posts in Washington D.C.
“Once elected, I pledge to protect those who have so honorably served this nation, both current and past. The unemployment rate in the inland empire continues to hover around 9% and the members of our armed forces returning home are among the hardest hit. As a veteran, I know firsthand the sacrifices made to fight for our country and I’ll make sure no veteran is left behind.”
Former representative Jerry Lewis was quick to endorse Chabot. “I'm proud to endorse Paul Chabot for Congress. He has what it takes to make a real difference in Washington and knows that we need to live within our means, stop playing politics, maintain a strong national defense and ensure that every child receives a good education. Paul has my full support and I urge everyone to vote for him in June."
Chabot is married to Brenda. They have four children.