A Message From Bert
My name is Bert Mizusawa. I grew up in Hampton Roads as one of six sons of an enlisted man and enterprising mother who struggled to make ends meet. I have been part of the District since 1966, and see it as the most important district in the Nation because of its preeminent military and strategic role, and the great people who make it work.
I'm running for Congress because America has given me amazing opportunities and I have a moral obligation to serve. Thanks to America, I have benefited from an incredible life in service, and now is the time - as a Soldier, a Virginian and an American -- to bring my sense of duty and experience to a higher level of public service.
Americans from all walks of life are seeing the peril our Nation now faces as we witness a steady assault on our basic foundation. The liberal leadership in Washington has an uncontrolled appetite to regulate our freedoms and leash our entrepreneurial spirit. There is virtually no area of our lives -- from health care, to personal property and earned income, to the energy we need to run our homes and businesses, to our 2nd Amendment rights -- that is not seen as fair game to the Democrat leadership in Washington.
Previously unfathomable, trillions of dollars in taxes are being levied on Americans not yet born as our Nation lurches toward fiscal bankruptcy. More important, threats to our basic American values may be leading us toward moral bankruptcy as well.
I have served over 30 years in uniform, including six hard years deployed - and literally stood up to enemy bullets -- to protect America and our way of life. I know you will understand that I simply cannot stand by as America loses respect on the world stage, and our families and prosperity are imperiled by the perceptions - and the realities -- of growing weakness.
But I see hope and opportunity. I want to help lead America's response against expedient politics in 2010. Please help by choosing a new generation of national leaders for 2010 and beyond. My life's work as a leader in the military, business and law, and the reputation I've earned, will ensure that you have a Congressman -- prepared from Day 1 on the job - who will represent you to win the fight for our principles and prosperity.
As a husband and father of three, I will represent you proudly, with the same tireless optimism that made Ronald Reagan the greatest President in modern history, and with the same drive and determination I used to become the first person in my family to go to college and then make it through the rigors of West Point as its top graduate.
I am pleased and honored that you took the time to read this. I would be grateful, on behalf of our great Nation, if you would help me in this crucial fight, for the future of every American, for generations to come.
Thank you, and God Bless America,
- Bert has an amazing background and a track record of leadership and accomplishments. I'm a recent political refugee from IL and I don't think we have ever had a Republican candidate for Congress like Bert. - Libby F.
- I have checked the resumes of all candidates in this race and Bert Mizusawa definitely has the BEST credentials to be your next Congressman. - Phil F.
- I am very concerned about who represents us in Congress and after reading about the other candidates in the primary I like what Bert stands for. - Jack S.
- Please stop the obamanation that is in control of this great nation! Good luck. - Gregory N.
- #1 Graduate, West Point
- Army Airborne Ranger
- Harvard Law School
- Harvard MacArthur Fellow
- Financial Attorney
- Brigadier General, USAR
- Decorated Combat Veteran
- Silver Star recipient
- Small business president
- Senior defense official
- US Senate professional
- First in family to college
- Husband & Father