Former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton Endorses COLONEL DOUG APPLEGATE (RET) FOR CONGRESS

 Former Secretary of the Navy,  John H. Dalton

Former Secretary of the Navy,  John H. Dalton

“I am proud to endorse Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress. He is the perfect candidate to represent the needs of the Camp Pendleton community, Southern California, veterans and promotion of economic growth for the 21st century. His many years of legal and military experience combined with his ideals is what CA-49 needs.” said former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton announced his endorsement of Colonel Doug Applegate (USMCR retired) for California’s 49th Congressional District. After graduating with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Dalton received naval nuclear power training and served aboard the submarines USS Blueback and USS John C. Calhoun. He ultimately attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander while in the U.S. Naval Reserve.

John H. Dalton was appointed Secretary of the Navy under President Bill Clinton in 1992 and served in this position until November 16, 1998. Additionally, Mr. Dalton has served as the President of Government National Mortgage Association of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and on the President's Advisory Council on the Arts from 1999 to 2001. He has held four presidential appointments requiring confirmation by the United States Senate and has over 40 years of experience in policy and strategy in government and financial services organizations.

“I am proud to endorse Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress. He is the perfect candidate to represent the needs of the Camp Pendleton community, Southern California, veterans and promotion of economic growth for the 21st century. His many years of legal and military experience combined with his ideals are what CA-49 needs.” said Mr. Dalton.

“It is a great privilege and honor to receive the endorsement of former Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton; someone that I highly respect and served under as a Marine Officer. When elected to Congress, I will continue to serve our Marines and Sailors, veteran community, working families and put Country before party,” said Applegate.

Doug Applegate is running to represent California’s 49th congressional district; a race that is shaping up to be one of the most contested seats in the country. After nearly defeating Issa in the 2016 congressional race, with only 1,621 votes separating him from the incumbent, his commitment to flipping the 49th did not waver. He immediately shifted focus to winning the 2018 election.

Some notable endorsements include California State Senator Toni Atkins, CA State Senator Ricardo Lara, former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Assembly member Tom Daly, VoteVets, Los Angeles Orange County Building Trades, National Nurses United, CA State American Postal Workers Union, CA State Association of Letter Carriers, IBEW Locals 47 & 441, Ironworkers 433, Plasterers Union Local 200, and Teamsters Local 952.


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Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.