Paul Dietzel Seeking Congressional Seat
Paul Dietzel II will bring his campaign for the United States Congress to Baton Rouge Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon.
Dietzel, 27, founder and CEO of Anedot, said in an interview Wednesday that it’s time for fiscal conservatives from his generation to step up and assume positions of leadership.
“My generation will be paying the price of the fiscal irresponsibility going on in Washington, and our children will suffer if we don’t change the direction of our country,” he said. Dietzel, who described himself as a lifelong conservative, is the grandson of former LSU football coach Paul Dietzel. His parents are Steve and Judy Dietzel.
He will speak at the Ronald Reagan luncheon at 12 noon Tuesday at Café Américain, 7521 Jefferson Hwy. in Baton Rouge. The meeting is open to registered Republicans, guests, and members of the news media.
“We must rein in federal spending and balance the budget,” he said. Dietzel said he strongly supports efforts in Congress to defund Obamacare before it goes into effect.
On immigration, Dietzel says there are plenty of laws on the books, and they need to be enforced. He opposes the immigration reform bill as proposed by the “Gang of Eight” in the Senate. “It sounds like amnesty to me!” he said.
He described his views as 100 percent pro-life.
Dietzel said he feels comfortable representing the newly-configured Sixth Congressional District. “The district is very conservative and is aligned with my beliefs,” he said.
Young Dietzel grew up in Baton Rouge but also has strong roots in Livingston Parish through his mother’s side of the family. “We’ve actually been in the Florida Parishes since the 1700’s,” he said.
Dietzel graduated from Park-view Baptist High School and LSU, where he earned a B.A. in mass communications. He earned an MBA and Masters of Public Policy from Pepperdine University in California.
Dietzel said he is conducting a grassroots campaign for Congress. “Because we started early, we have time to reach out to the entire district, which includes East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Houma-Thibodaux, and the Westbank.”
Dietzel said he will make a major announcement soon regarding his campaign. His campaign manager is J. Hudson and finance manager is Tori Gill. His website is www.pauldietzel.com, and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.