Tim D’Annunzio (R-NC-8)
Campaign links: Tim D’Annunzio (R-NC-8)
Timothy “Tim” D’Annunzio
Tim D’Annunzio, 2016 Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 8
2012: Tim D’Annunzio won the Republican primary but not the General Election for US House of Representitives District 4.
Biography of Tim D’Annunzio from Tim D’Annunzio for Congress
[2012 Bio] Tim D’Annunzio doesn’t just talk about the American Dream, he lives it. His story is a story of success and setbacks, like so many of our great leaders. It’s the story of a man who knows what it’s like to dust yourself off and get back to work.
“Our government leaders have forgotten all the hard working North Carolinians who strive for a better life for their children and grandchildren, the people who are playing by the rules, working hard, trying to make ends meet and keep their family strong. They are trying to hold on to their part of the American Dream. I’m running for Congress to represent these North Carolinians.”
Tim was born into a family of modest means in Darby, PA. He joined the U.S. Army where he trained as an Infantryman and Parachute Rigger. He became a member of the U.S. Army’s elite Parachute team, the Golden Knights, and traveled the nation and world representing the Army. He performed as a member of the world champion Competition Team. Upon leaving the parachute team he became a military freefall Instructor with the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center. In 1985, he was Honorably Discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
“If we don’t put a stop to the waste in Washington and the trillions of dollars of debt Washington is putting on us, the next generation will be paying off our debt instead of achieving a better life for themselves. It’s time we all stood up and said enough is enough.”
After leaving the military, Tim started a small company in North Carolina focused on manufacturing products related to military and civilian freefall parachuting. This company eventually closed due to military cuts and the economic downturn.
Tim picked himself up and started a company which operated from the living room of his home. This company grew from its origination as Timco to become Paraclete Armor and Equipment Inc., which employed over 300 people and reached sales of $16 million a year. He eventually sold the business and started several new small businesses, including operating the world’s largest freefall simulator wind tunnel, Paraclete XP SkyVenture.
“North Carolina has always been a place where if you had a dream and worked very hard and played by the rules you’d have the opportunity to make that dream come true. I can no longer stand back and let the Washington elite destroy our individual dreams. I will be a different kind of United States Congressman…the kind who is committed to preserving a better life for the next generation.”
Five generations of the D’Annunzio family live and work together in Raeford, Hoke County. The D’Annunzio family is a close knit one. Tim and his wife, Colleen, are both veterans. Tim is a caring son who provides love and support for his mother and 94 year old grandmother. He knows firsthand the challenges facing both the aging and the generation of care givers.
Colleen and Tim enjoy rearing their blended family of six children and one grandchild, and instilling in them the important values of love for God and Country.
Past Campaign/Office Links
2016 Campaign links: Tim D’Annunzio (R-NC-2)
2014 Campaign links: Tim D’Annunzio (L-NC-Senate)
2012 Campaign links: Tim D’Annunzio (R-NC-4)