Charles Celano MD Announces For State House District 80

Released on: February 27, 2008, 10:26 am

Press Release Author: David E. Johnson

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: Pledges To Represent Treasure Coast Values Not The Special
Interests In The Legislature
First Time Candidate Will Bring Conservative Principles and Fiscal Responsibility To

Press Release Body: Vero Beach, FL/February 27, 2008 - Dr. Charles Celano, a local
cardiologist, announces that he will be a Republican candidate for State House -
District 80 that encompasses Indian River County and portions of Brevard and St.
Lucie Counties. The race is the first ever by the lifelong Republican and former
Vice Chairman of the Indian River Republican Executive Committee. In his race,
Celano will bring his understanding of the Treasure Coast and strong Republican
principles to focus on:

Fairness in property tax relief that will not penalize businesses or create such a
burden that our Seniors will have to choose between taxes and medication.
Fundamental relief not incremental that will penalize families.
Protecting our beautiful area and preserves the Treasure Coast's beauty but does
not penalize business owners.
Availability of property insurance that is affordable to all and serves its purpose.
Life is a precious gift and must be protected and that includes protecting the
Defending and protecting traditional marriage.
Preserving and safeguarding our second amendment rights.
Accountability in education and fostering the growth of children's minds and
allowing parents a voice in education.

"I have Treasure Coast values and in the Legislature will represent the Treasure
Coast and not the special interests," said Celano. "This means the I will work to
find long-lasting solutions to the problems that we face in the Treasure Coast and
throughout Florida. As a doctor, but also as an owner of several businesses, I know
that we need to run our State like a business and bring fiscal responsibility to
what we do.

"The issues that we face are grave but also ones that we can solve by using sound
common sense and conservative principles," continued Celano. "Running for office is
new for me but I am doing it because I care deeply about our future and the
challenges that we face. I view myself as a citizen politician like Ronald Reagan
and Dave Weldon who ran for office to address the challenges we faced but never
became career politicians. I want to ensure that our precious area is preserved for
our children and their children."

A graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook, Dr. Celano earned his
medical degree at the University of Noreste. He completed his cardiology training
at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. Like many, he was attracted to the
natural beauties of the Treasure Coast. He has served as Chief of Staff at Indian
River Memorial Hospital, Chairman of the Cardiology Department at Indian River
Memorial Hospital and is currently Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation
Program at IRMC-Duke Heart Center. He also serves as a liaison to the Duke
University Medical System and the Indian River Memorial Hospital open heart program.
He is a proud member of the Florida Medical Association, Indian River County
Medical Society, American College of Healthcare Executives, and Fellow of the
American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Celano is a proud member of Republicans for Life. With his dedication for life
and the sanctity of the unborn, he serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the
Carenet Pregnancy Centers of Indian River County.
"As a doctor, I know how important preserving life is," said Celano. "I believe
passionately in protecting the life of the unborn and in the State House, I will be
an unswerving champion for the sanctity of life."
Earning an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Celano has created several
businesses on the Treasure Coast. He knows firsthand the concerns and issues that
face business owners.
"I know what it is like to meet a payroll, create jobs, and start a business," said
Celano. "Unfortunately businesses face to0 many needless regulations and our
governmental operates like a bureaucracy rather than a business, when I am in the
legislature, I will bring my business experience to every vote I cast and work to
help business owners and free them from needless regulations."
Dr. Celano is a longtime member of the National Rifle Association and strong
champion of the Second Amendment. He is the proud parent of Charles and Catherine
who both reside in Vero Beach. He is a member of the Central Assembly for God
"The Treasure Coast is my home and I will work tirelessly in the Legislature to
preserve our unique beauty and quality of life," said Celano.
Additional information on the Celano Campaign and Dr. Celano may be obtained at


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Contact Details: 2451 Cumberland Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30339

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