CUMMING, Ga. — United States Marine Corps Veteran and limited government republican Shane Hazel has recently announced his candidacy for U.S. Rep. in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District at the Georgia Republican Assembly Convention.
Hazel grew up in Lawrenceville, attended Brookwood High School, and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in International Affairs. He lives in Cumming with his wife and their three children.
Hazel joined the Marine Corps days after Sept. 11, 2001 where he graduated first in his class from boot camp, combat training, and military occupational school. While serving as point-man in Force Reconnaissance he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor for his actions in the Battle of Fallujah in Nov. of 2004.
Hazel now travels the world educating and equipping members of varied Marines’ groups.
“The Oath I swore to uphold the Constitution means more now than it ever has. Democrats and establishment Republicans have usurped the constraints of the Constitution and arbitrarily grown their power at the expense of all Americans and their inalienable rights, turning a blind eye to the values and principles,” Hazel said.
“I believe that leadership matters, and I’m excited to advocate for the principles and values that families, businesses, and individuals of all walks of life hold dear, here in Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.”