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Birthdate: Jan. 14, 1958
Birth Place: Darby, PA, United States
Residence: Raeford, NC
Tim D'Annunzio was born in Darby, Penn., and now resides in Raeford, N.C.
At the age of 15 he went into the military to "escape the streets" of Pennsylvania. He served in the Army from 1973 to 1985, and was a member of the U.S. Army Parachute Team.
After his service, he worked at the Kennedy Space Center with space shuttle parachutes.
He moved to North Carolina in 1978.
D'Annunzio has founded multiple small businesses. He owns an aviation company, a body armor company, a real estate company and Paraclete XP SkyVenture_ a freefall simulator wind tunnel.
He and his wife, Colleen, have six children.
Tim D'Annunzio is seeking his first election to public office. He has unsuccessfully run for office four times.
D'Annunzio says there is a "danger being posed" that is "threatening our way of life" and that he feels he "can't just sit back and do nothing."
He is anti-abortion and does not support amnesty for illegal immigrants. He supports school vouchers as well as tapping into domestic oil, coal and gas. He is also a proponent of nuclear energy and smaller more localized governance.
D'Annunzio was defeated in the 2010 Republican primary for North Carolina's 8th Congressional District by Harold Johnson. He spent $1.3 million of his own money to run an anti-establishment campaign vowing to dismantle entire branches of the federal government.
His personal life, reeled through divorce records, has been previously politicized. According to court records, D'Annunzio's wife said in 1995 that he had claimed to be the Messiah and had traveled to New Jersey to raise his stepfather from the dead. A judge wrote that he willfully failed to make child support payments. He acknowledges having "a troubled upbringing" but said he changed his life with a religious conversion.
He says the media is to blame for many of society's ills and says he has been portrayed unfairly and inaccurately in the public eye.
Source: Associated Press
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