Politics & Government
7:36 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Alabama Businessman to Run For Congress

Dean Young is announcing that he plans to run for the Alabama congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner.

   Alabama's 1st Congressional District is in southwestern Alabama and includes Mobile.

   Young, an entrepreneur and businessman, said he would work to create jobs, shrink the size of the federal government and return the nation to Christian principles. Young also noted the current scandals facing the Obama administration and said he would help put the nation "back on track."

   Bonner, a six-term Republican, announced last week that he's resigning from Congress effective in August to take a post with the University of Alabama system.

   Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to call a special election to fill Bonner's seat.