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For Immediate Release

Friday, August 7, 2015


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Panama City Surgeon & U.S. Army Veteran Neal Dunn Announces
Candidacy for Florida Congressional District 2
Panama City, Fla. Before a group of supporters, friends and family at the Bay County
Chamber of Commerce, Panama City Surgeon and United States Army Veteran Neal Dunn today
announced his Republican candidacy for Florida Congressional District 2. Dr. Dunn was
introduced by Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Allan Bense, a wellrespected local businessman and community leader.
Im running for Congress in North Florida Floridas 2nd Congressional District, said Dr.
Dunn. I am an unapologetic conservative with specific ideas about addressing the challenges
we face as Floridians, and as Americans. You will find that I am passionate about three issues in
particular: health care, the economy and national security.
Over the next 15 months, you will hear my insights into how to get our economy back on track
and growing again the fact is, you cant tax your way out of a recession, you have to grow your
way out, continued Dr. Dunn. Additionally, you will hear my ideas about the important
differences between the mega-banks and community banks like ours that are so important to the
growth of locally-owned small businesses.
One of the first issues the voters will expect us to address is whether or not we keep our
promise to reform and replace Obamacare with a free-market solution that works for all
Americans and most especially for the working men and women, continued Dr. Dunn. It is
vital that we attack this problem immediately and it is critical to have a Congressman at the table
who has actually treated patients and represents the interests of patients, not the interests of
bureaucrats.
I believe we can reform and replace Obamacare, I believe we can repair our economy and grow
jobs and prosperity, and I believe we can make the world safer for our children and
grandchildren. I believe we are one election way from American greatness, but we must make
the right choices. I humbly ask the voters of Florida Congressional District 2 for their support of
my candidacy for the United States Congress, concluded Dr. Dunn.

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Dr. Neal Dunn would make a great Congressman, said Former Speaker Bense. He
understands the challenges facing our local communities, our state and our nation, and I offer
him my support as he embarks on this journey to become the next Congressman for Florida
Congressional District 2.
Neal P. Dunn, MD, FACS has been a surgeon in Panama City for 25 years and in the U.S. Army
for more than 10 years before that. He was the founding president of the Advanced Urology
Institute, a 45-physician practice with more than 400 employees and offices throughout North
Florida. He also founded Panama City Urology Center & the Bay Regional Cancer Center and
has a subspecialty interest in advanced prostate cancer. He sits on the Governor's Prostate Cancer
Advisory Council and also serves on the Florida Blue Physician Advisory Board. He received his
B.S. from Washington & Lee University and his M.D. from George Washington University. His
Urological Residency was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
He has served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Medical Association for 18 years and
was the chairman of the Florida Medical Association's very successful Council on Legislation.
He has served as president of his County Medical Society, chief of staff of Gulf Coast Hospital
and director of the Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Joint Venture. He is active in several
philanthropies, including serving as chairman of the Bay Cares program, a charity that provides
$30 million of free specialty care annually to the working poor (with an operational overhead of
less than 0.5 percent).
He is also the founding chairman of Summit Bank, a rapidly growing five-star bank
headquartered in Panama City with branches throughout Northwest Florida.
In 2014, Dr. Dunn was appointed to the Board of Space Florida which manages the state's
growing assets of space launch, manufacture and assembly facilities. Space Florida is now the
busiest space launch facility in the world. He is also on the board of directors of Enterprise
Florida, a public-private collaborative group that oversees some $100 million in economic
development grants and conduit financing annually.
Dr. Dunn has been married to his wife, Leah, for 30 years and has 3 sons and 3 grandsons.
For more information on the Neal Dunn Campaign for Florida Congressional District 2, please
visit NealDunn.com.
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