"I am running for Congress because of my children," said Rooney. "As a husband and father, I can no longer sit back and hope that someone else will take care of the mess that career politicians have wrought on our state and nation. The out of control spending of the peoples' hard earned money has driven our deficit to nearly $1.5 trillion and our national debt to $12 trillion. These are no longer real numbers, but a plaything to be used for pet projects and social engineering by the elites in Washington D.C."
Rooney, who re-enlisted in the Marines Corps after September 11, served in Iraq from 2004-5. His Marine Corps experience taught him an important lesson that is lost on today's Congress, "When I was an officer, I would always teach my Marines - like I was taught - that wherever we went, we had to leave the place better off than the way we found it. I've carried this belief with me outside the Corps as well. Every generation has been given an America better than what was given them, but my children will not have that benefit with Mark Schauer's voting record," said Rooney.
Rooney now works as a constitutional lawyer at the Thomas More Law Center, a conservative law firm dedicated to the defense and promotion of life, religious freedom, and a strong national security.
"Mark Schauer and his like-minded friends in Congress have betrayed over 200 years of American history as they take over private companies, fire CEOs, and bail out Wall Street Fat Cats. The reward for working families is 15% unemployment," said Rooney. "We need to get Michigan and America back to work, and that starts with replacing Mark Schauer with someone who will represent the interests of the people of the 7th District , not Washington Special Interests."
Brian Rooney is married to his high school sweetheart, Tiffany, and they live in Dexter, Michigan with their three children.