Dimitri Polizos

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Dimitri Polizos
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Alabama House of Representatives, District 74
Incumbent
In office
December 5, 2013 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedDecember 3, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Montgomery County Commission
2004-2013
Personal
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
ProfessionRestaurateur
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dimitri Polizos is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 74. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on December 3, 2013.

He previously served on the Montgomery County Commission from 2004 to 2013.[1]

Biography

Polizos' professional experience includes working as a restaurateur.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Polizos's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Encourage Economic Improvement & Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "The best way for businesses to survive and thrive is to get government out of the way and allow men and women to operate free from the bonds of regulation and restriction. I say 'yes' to a more vibrant economy where everyone can succeed if they try."

Reduce Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "I believe state government can learn a lesson from the runaway spending that has crippled the nation’s economy. We must be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and that means saying 'no' to wasteful spending. "

Protect Our Conservative Values

  • Excerpt: "Like you, I am tired of the constant assault on our values. In the Alabama legislature, I promise to stand up and push for any measure that will add protection to persons or property."

Demand Excellence in Education

  • Excerpt: "The message lawmakers must emphasize is to get parents to become involved and ensure their children show up for school, are rested, alert and preparing for the challenges put before them by their instructors. As a legislator, I will work with parents, experts, and educators to help transform our education system into one that meets the demands of the 21st century."

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Zack Buckner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dimitri Polizos was unopposed in the Republican primary. Polizos defeated Buckner in the general election.[3][4][5][6][7]

Alabama House of Representatives District 74, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDimitri Polizos Incumbent 72.3% 9,481
     Democratic Zack Buckner 27.6% 3,621
     NA Write-In 0.1% 19
Total Votes 13,121

2013

See also: Alabama state legislative special elections, 2013

Polizos won election in the special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 74. The seat was vacant following Jay Love's (R) resignation to work for the Business Council of Alabama. Polizos faced Heather Sellers and Charlotte Meadows in the October 8 Republican primary. Since no candidate gained more than fifty percent of the votes, the top two vote-getters - Meadows and Polizos - met in a runoff on November 19, which Polizos won. As no Democrat filed to run, Polizos was declared the winner.[8][9][10][11]

Personal

Dimitri and his wife, Dottie, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jay Love (R)
Alabama House District 74
December 2013-Present
Succeeded by
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