The Progressives of South Orange County are hosting Douglas Applegate, Candidate for the 49th Congressional District at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at Agostino’s Ristorante Italiano, located at 34700 Coast Highway, in Capistrano Beach.
They were hoping for a debate but Rep. Darrell Issa declined their invitation. Colonel Applegate has accepted and they look forward to a lively discussion for what is shaping up to a close race and an important contest both locally and nationally.
The doors open at 5:30 for drinks, socializing, and dinner. Order whatever you wish off the extensive menu but try to finish before the meeting begins at 7. They will be right above the beach so enjoy a beautiful sunset over the water at 6:21. It is important to RSVP early so the restaurant can plan food, service, and table arrangements and also so they can have name tags ready for you.
RSVP to: SOCProgressives@gmail.com
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Col. Douglas Applegate’s Bio
As a Marine Colonel serving around the world and a civilian trial attorney, I have a proven record spanning four decades. I grew up in a hardworking, middle-class, blue-collar family and was the first Applegate to graduate from college. Joining the Marines months before Saigon fell, I became an infantry officer and, later, a Judge Advocate. My values come from my parents. My mom owned a neighborhood convenience store and later was an insurance agent. My father, a World War II veteran twice wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, worked a bread route and served as a union GM plant security officer.
My business career and military duties have been both challenging and rewarding. I have advised Marine commanders, defended and prosecuted war crimes, and conducted complex civil and criminal trials. After a combat tour in Ramadi, Baghdad, and Fallujah, I retired from the Marine Corps in 2006, having served 32 years in the Corps, active and reserve. I’ve lived and worked in the 49th Congressional District since being stationed at Camp Pendleton in 1981; my children grew up here.
Decades ago, I volunteered to serve my country, the greatest on Earth. Now, we need new, positive leadership committed to integrity, accountability, and transparency in order to create a Congress that will remove from government the influence of big money. I will fight to ensure equal pay for equal work and to return to America jobs that provide living wages. My military background allows me to ask the right questions to strengthen our national defense, to improve the Veterans Administration, and to stop endless wars. I will demand comprehensive immigration reform that makes American employers part of the solution.
True patriotism is about serving our country in any way we can. Our duty as citizens is to keep America strong and working for all of us. Too many people today believe that playing by the rules and working hard are not enough to give the next generation the chance to get ahead. I will fight to give all hard-working Americans an opportunity to succeed. With three children, including one in college, I know our future depends on good-paying jobs, affordable college, and a strong middle class. By cutting through the politics and focusing on common sense solutions, I will connect with voters across party lines in a district that includes Camp Pendleton, and nearly 80,000 veteran households.