Marine Corps - USMC Community - Former Marine Jeremy Staat Running for Congress
  • Former Marine Jeremy Staat Running for Congress

    Jeremy Staat, a former Bakersfield High and Bakersfield College standout athlete who went on to play four seasons in the NFL, is running for Congress, his campaign representative confirmed Wednesday.

    Staat will seek the 8th Congressional District seat now held by Paul Cook, a Republican from Yucca Valley who announced this week he is not seeking reelection. Staat, a former U.S. Marine who served in Iraq, was registered as No Party Preference as recently 2016 but will run as a Republican.

    "He's all in!," Matt Fleming of the Staat for Congress organization wrote in an email.

    The 8th district encompasses most of the eastern desert regions of the state. It stretches from Mono Lake to Twentynine Palms and consists of Inyo and Mono counties plus most of San Bernardino County. The 8th CD is one of the largest and most sparsely populated congressional districts in California; its largest city is Victorville.

    Republicans hold a lead of 4 percentage points in voter registration in the district, whose current boundaries went into effect just prior to the June 2012 elections.

    “President Trump is under fire on a daily basis," Staat said in a statement released by his campaign. "The President alone can’t change Washington; he needs back up. Send in the Marine, Staat. I promise to always put American citizens first, prioritize national security and protect our freedom and workers."

    Staat, an assistant professor in Bakersfield College's industrial technology department, was a college football teammate of Pat Tillman at Arizona State and joined the Marines after Tillman's well-documented death by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004.

    Staat now oversees the Jeremy Staat Foundation, which gives him a platform to discuss issues involving youth and the alarming number of former U.S. servicemen who commit suicide after they've ended their military careers. He says about 180,000 ex-servicemen have committed suicide since the Korean conflict.

    Staat won a 2013 Beautiful Bakersfield Award for his involvement with youth and veterans through speaking engagements, event participation, public school presentations and youth camp activity.

    Staat played three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and part of a fourth season with the St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders, and was also a standout thrower in track.

    Staat, a 1994 Bakersfield High School graduate, is a Bakersfield native who graduated from Bakersfield College in 1996.

    Staat, who has not previously held elective office, is pursing a Doctorate in Education from Liberty University. He and his wife, Janelle, have two sons, Tristen and Gavin. He characterizes himself as a devout Christian.

    Cook will retire from Congress at the end of his term and has announced a run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, the Los Angeles Times reports. More than a dozen GOP members have announced plans to leave Congress after 2020, including several in Texas.

    Christine Bubser, a former biotechnology marketing advertising executive, is the only Democrat to have filed for the seat, according to the Times. Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, R-Big Bear Lake, whose district overlaps about two-thirds of the 8th CD, is also expected to run.
  • Recent Threads
    Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
    irpat54, Yesterday
    by Zulu 36
    3 6
    Mongoose, Today
    by irpat54
    1 11
    Mongoose, 04-05-20
    by Mongoose
    5 166
    madsox, 08-04-16
    by Kegler300
    1806 351253
    Marine1955, 02-17-17
    by Kegler300
    4850 575852
    FoxtrotOscar, 03-23-20
    by FistFu68
    15 1257
    David R 1968, 08-02-15
    by irpat54
    244 58696
    FoxtrotOscar, 12-28-19
    by irpat54
    535 6089
    oldtop, 03-17-20
    by Marine1955
    36 279
    irpat54, 03-31-20
    by FistFu68
    5 677

  • Facebook Fans

  • Calendar

    Today in History
    1917 - Marines participated in the Battle of Las Canitas in the Dominican Republic.

    1991 - The 24th MEU participated in Operation Provide Comfort, a multinational relief effort to aid Kurdish refugees on the Iraqi-Turkish border.
    Upcoming Events
    Upcoming Reunions
    Marine Corps Birthday
    Marine Corps Birthday
  • •  Marine Barracks Panama Canal

    [QUOTE=03SGT;bt469]I got to the canal zone in early 77 and left in 78. got there as a Pvt and left as a Cpl. My name is Gramajo. I did most of my time over at Summit with Ssgt Bowersox. Left there and ...

    •  Vietnam I Corps Marines 1965-1975

    I served with 3/5 at An Hoa from 1968-1969. I was the driver going around the Delta defense perimeter on Feb 23, 1969 when the ammo dump was blowing up picking up our wounded along with Lt. Benz and t ...

    •  Vietnam I Corps Marines 1965-1975

    8404 "Doc", Arrived Nam Thanksgiving Day, 1967. Kilo/3/3 through June 1, 1968: At Gio Linh, Alpha-3, C-2, C-2-Bravo, Dat Do, Cua Viet, various operations, too much combat. Then 3rd Med Bn at Phu Bai ...

    •  Vietnam I Corps Marines 1965-1975

    I arrived in Danang on 6 July 1969. My MOS was 2851 Aviation Radio Repairman. I was a corporal assigned to Ist MAW, MWHG-1, First Comm Squadron. Not much action other than a few rockets and mortars ev ...

    •  Help Finding your Platoon Book or Records ....

    [QUOTE=GunnerUSMC1968;1021081]Looking for Marines of Honor Platoon 2255 12/1968 or 01/1969[/QUOTE] MCRD San Diego California December 15, 1968 I would love to find any Marine's that are still aliv ...