Campaign links: Pete DiLauro (R-NC-1)
Pete DiLauro Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 1
Biography of Pete DiLauro from Committee to Elect Pete DiLauro
Pete Di Lauro was born on October 16, 1947. He was the 5th of 7 children. At the age of twelve he got his first job delivering groceries and has been working ever since. He had developed a knack for chess and was rated a chess grand master during his early teens. His mother passed away when he was only 15. He continued to work after school and on weekends. He worked with his dad, a mailman, who also worked a second job as a maintenance man whenever he could. Pete, an excellent chef, learned his Italian culinary skills from his dad.
Pete joined the Marine Corps and got married at age seventeen. He had three children by age nineteen and volunteered to go to Vietnam when he was 20. It should be noted that he didn’t have to go to Vietnam because of his marital status, but volunteered so that his younger brother, who was drafted into the Army wouldn’t have to go.
Pete joined the NYC Police department in 1975 but soon retired in 1977 due to injuries from a police car accident. He was forced to retire from the NYPD because he was “unable to perform the duties of a police officer” as a result of the injuries from the accident.
Pete owned several businesses including a gas station, restaurant and several real estate development companies. Pete remarried and had four more children. The children, twin boys now age 18, a daughter now age 16 and another son now age 14. Like his other children, they are all exceptional in their own right.
Pete fell in love with North Carolina in 1965 while stationed at MCAS Cherry Point. After his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps, he would travel to North Carolina visiting friends and family whenever he could. Pete moved to North Carolina permanently in 1996. Two of Pete’s sons were born in North Carolina one in 1967 at Cherry Point and one in Wilson in 1998.
Pete developed the solution to the nation’s problems some 20 years ago when he concluded that the problem with our political system was that we keep electing the same people over and over again with expectations of a different result. He thought this to be insane and that the real solution was a simple one.
Pete came to the realization that all we have to do to get the country back to the people was to follow the Constitution and vote the politicians out when their term had expired. The Constitution says 6 years for Senators – not 12, 18 or 24. Nor does the Constitution say that 2 years for Congressmen should become a 30 year career”.
The population of the U.S. has grown from approximately 25 million people in 1776 to over 300 million today. If we have such a larger pool of candidates to choose from, why do we pick the same ones over and over again?
About 20 years ago, Pete came up with the Slogan “If They’re In – Vote Them Out Give Someone Else A Chance”. If we follow this simple solution we can get America back to the people and back on track to prosperity for all the people, not just the self serving few. Because it is in America’s best interest, the two major political parties should embrace this concept and put an end to the career politician.
Pete also suggests that we stop electing lawyers simply because they already serve in the Judicial Branch of our government and instead of having a government of the People; we have a government of the lawyers, by the lawyers and for the lawyers.
Make no mistake about it-Pete knows how the system works and has the ability and know how to fix it.
Biography of Pete DiLauro from News & Observer
Retired New York City police officer
Early Life and Education
Di Lauro was born in Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 16, 1947. He attended Food Trades High School and later Lincoln High School to play football. He received his GED in 1964.
Di Lauro served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968. He volunteered to serve in Vietnam from December 1967 to November 1968.
He was an New York City police officer from 1975 to 1977. He recieved an associates degree through the NYPD. In 1977, Di Lauro fractured his spine in a car accident and was told he would never walk again. He is walking again, but retired.
Di Lauro made a bid for governor of New Jersey in 1993. He ended his campaign to support Christine Whitman, who won the election by a narrow margin.
In 2007, Di Lauro had an unsuccessful run for Weldon town commissioner.
Ran for U.S. Senate against Senator E. Dole in 2008.