|We have now added Colonel Allen West as an endorsed candidate for Congress in Florida’s 22nd District. We have supported Allen West in previous campaigns. He would have won in 2008, had it not been for the Democrat landslide in the Ho use because of the economy. Now people realize that the economic problems were far deeper than politics, and the Democrat controlled Congress’ wild spending did nothing but create debt for our children and grandchildren to pay.
In his Army career, Col. West has been honored many times, receiving a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He received his valor award as a Captain in Desert Shield/Storm, was the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year in 1993, and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate of III Corps Assault School. He proudly wears the Army Master parachutist badge, Air Assault badge, Navy/Marine Corps parachutist insignia, Italian parachutist wings, and German proficiency badge (Bronze award).
Allen is an avid distance runner, a PADI Master certified SCUBA diver, motorcyclist, and attends Community Christian Church in Tamarac Florida.