Friday, April 18, 2008

Candidates for Congress 4th District: John Fleming

Dr. John Fleming, a Mississippi native, has practiced medicine in Minden for the last 25 years. He is also an entrepeneur who owns thirty Subway Restaurants in North Louisiana and is also a sub-franchisor for The UPS Store, a subsidiary of UPS.
Fleming is responsible for 130 UPS Stores across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
A Republican, Dr. Fleming was born to loving parents, but was not born into wealth and privilege. On his website, which is very impressive, he has a personal narrative. It is worth reading as it will give you insight into who he really is and where he came from. "I haven’t forgotten eating Peanut Butter from surplus commodities cans. It’s the hard things in life that make us better. It’s remembering not having, that makes us appreciate what we have."
He also goes into great detail on the issues page.
We will be examining the issues more closely as the candidate field becomes more defined. Dr. Fleming does say that he wants to protect the constitution. I hope that means that he would stand in opposition to such intrusive laws as the USA Patriot act.

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