April 20, 2018

Gregory Dildilian

Candidate for United State House of Representatives, 9th District

Republican

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Campaign Issues

Why are you running for this office?
In four short years, we have seen a swift departure from the values and ideals on which our country was founded.  The founding fathers never envisioned a government in such a spending frenzy and movement away from traditional values.  Public office is just that, public.  It isn’t owned or owed to one person, but held in trust by someone from the community who has earned the job of representing them.  As a former corporate executive and now self-employed, I can bring the important perspective of the people who live and work on Main Street to the US Congress.  Too many in government no longer understand what is occurring on our Main Streets, and is essential that this perspective be brought back.
What skillsets and real life experience do you have that makes you the best candidate for the role?
My corporate experience in executive management, which included travel abroad and dealing with varied cultures, will bring a new view to the US House of Representatives.  I have lived and worked my entire life in the private sector, which now includes self-employment. I have been on both sides of Main Street. My present experience of building and creating and leaving something behind, better than the way I found it, is what I will bring to Congress.
What are the top three issues you are concerned with for your district/municipality?
Jobs, spending/deficit and healthcare are the things that I am most concerned about.  These issues affect not only the district, but our country. As a representative, it will be my mission to concentrate on job growth, end the out of control spending and bring true reform to healthcare, while reducing the footprint of our government.
What are the solutions you will bring forward if elected?
Job growth only occurs when business is confident in the economy and has the freedom and resources to expand.  Reducing the footprint of government regulations and now mandates will be the first step in restoring this confidence.  This enables the second step, lowering current spending levels and reducing (and eventually eliminating) the deficit.  This will allow us to reduce corporate and individual tax, leaving more earnings in the hands of business owners to expand and create jobs.  Finally, we have to address the problem of skyrocketing health care costs.  Real healthcare reform begins with repealing Obamacare, and addressing the real problems through tort reform, realistic reimbursements to Medicaid and Medicare, and making the health insurance industry more competitive through measures facilitating health insurance pools across state lines or formation of innovative risk pools.
What specific measures will you take to maintain low taxes and less expensive, limited government?
We need to examine government and determine which agencies serve the people and which serve special interests.  Those that don’t serve the people need to be eliminated.�� That should be followed by a total review of the structural side of every organization of our government to identify where they are exceeding their authority and implementing specific measures to reign them in. Too many levels of our government have been allowed to run autonomously, without true accountability. With accountability, comes reform.
If elected, what will you do to better promote transparency in government?
The move toward transparency begins at the top. It’s not enough to say that the government will be transparent. Transparency in government is essential in gaining the trust and respect of those you represent.  Transparency can be achieved through audits made public, and bureaucrats who do not make their organizations their personal chiefdoms. Lastly, through budget control and the elimination of baseline budgeting principles can there be true spending and savings. If there is nothing to hide, there is transparency.
Have you received any endorsements?  If so, please list.
Dennis Cowan: Former mayor of Royal Oak, Oakland County Chairman, attorney with Plunkett and Cooney

David Potts:OaklandCountyCommissioner, attorney in private practice

RCNMC Review

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Party Issues

Why are you a running as a Republican?
I am a true conservative. I believe in limited government, limited spending and adherence to the Constitution of the United States.�� Those are Republican values.  Now that my family is grown, I feel that I have the ability to go full force into the political arena to bring true conservatism back to our district and our country
What prior involvement have you had in the Republican Party or Conservative organizations?
In my 20’s, I was a precinct delegate.  Since then, I have been involved in several campaigns for State Representative���s James Defebaugh and Ruth McNamee. I have a conservative organizing group and website, www.pineconeconservatives.org  (People Involved and eNergizEd for Conservative Organization NationwidE) with readers in 25 countries.  I have been blogging my positions for almost 3 years, and I invite everyone to visit and get a more detailed understanding of my beliefs.
What is your position on Obamacare?
Repeal or defund.
What is your position on abortion?
I am pro-life.
What is your position on the 2nd Amendment?
The 2nd Amendment protects our right to bear arms. I am strong believer. This is what keeps us free.
What is your position on public sector unions?
Unions have a place, but public sector unions should not have the right to collective bargaining. You cannot bargain with the taxpayers’ dollars.  Even FDR said as much.

State/County/Local Issues

What are the two biggest issues you feel Macomb County is facing today?
Job creation and property value decline.
Do you think Macomb County should have casinos?
No.
What is your position on the Ambassador bridge project?
I am totally opposed to tax payer dollars funding this project, at this time.
What is your position on special millages like the DIA or Zoo millages?
The DIA and Zoo have to be made more transparent and accountable.  Before any additional funding can be elected upon by the people, the internal workings of these organizations have to be realigned and brought under the control of the citizens.

Greg Dildilian

Residence: Royal Oak
Marital Status: Married 32 years
Current Occupation: Self Employed
Contact Email: Greg365@wowway.com
Contact Phone: 248-797-6195
Contact Address: 621 Lawson, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067
Website: gregdforcongress.org
Social Media Links: Facebook

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