Thursday, July 15, 2010

Candidate Spotlight: Chuck Pardue (I-Blythe), SD 23


Up in East Central Georgia Chuck Pardue is running to replace J.B. Powell as the state senator for the 23 district.

Pardue, a conservative democrat will be running as a independent for the seat. He gathered over 6700 signatures to get on the ballot. Very Impressive. The former democratic candidate, Baxter Garvin didn't live in the district & had to drop out.

Pardue is active in alternative energy projects in Georgia and South Carolina. He recently finished the development of a biodiesel plant in Warrenville, South Carolina and is planning an algae oil feed stock plant in Georgia to supply the biodiesel plant. He strongly believes that America needs to be energy independent so that we do not have to continue sending our young people in harm's way to protect our energy supplies.

In addition, Pardue is a Vietnam Veteran & a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served in Vietnam in the Fourth Infantry Division, at Pleiku and An Kye and the First Air Cavalry Division on the Cambodian border.

Among his active duty assignments Chuck served as Military Judge in Schweinfurt Germany and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the USAR. While in the USAR, in addition to assignments to Germany and Fort Gordon, Georgia; he also served as the Jag Detachment Commander at Fort Stewart Georgia.He is a past president of the Augusta-Aiken Federal Bar Association and is a supporter of the Disabled American Veterans and received several awards from that organization for supporting disabled veterans.

In the 1990's he was a Hearing Officer involving security issues at the Savannah River Site for the Department of Energy. He also conducted environmental hearings for the Department of Energy in South Carolina and Georgia concerning the Processing of Nuclear Waste.


has two sons, John (a combact medic with 101st Airborne was recently injured in a IED attack in Afghanistan), Stephen, a daughter, Alla Alexandra.

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