Dr. Chad Mathis http://apr.org en Birmingham-Area Surgeon To Run For House Seat http://apr.org/post/birmingham-area-surgeon-run-house-seat <p></p><p>A Birmingham-area orthopedic surgeon says he will run for the 6th District congressional seat now held by Rep. Spencer Bachus.</p><p>Dr. Chad Mathis of Indian Springs said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination for the position.</p><p>Bachus recently announced he won&#39;t seek re-election next year. He has represented the district since 1993 and is the senior member of Alabama&#39;s House delegation.</p><p>Mathis says he wants to repeal the nation&#39;s new health care law and hold the line on spending while reducing spending.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:37:29 +0000 The Associated Press 39398 at http://apr.org Birmingham-Area Surgeon To Run For House Seat