Last month a SigEp brother from California declared his candidacy for Congress. Brother Paul Chabot, CSU-San Bernardino ’97, filed to run for the House of Representatives in California’s 31st House district.
Not far behind him, fellow SigEp John Mize, Oregon ’02, put his plans on hold to help support his brother’s race.
“Paul is a natural born leader,” Mize said. “When he announced his candidacy for the 31st district in California, I was incredibly excited. He is committed to his family, his God, his country – an ideal balanced man, and an ideal candidate for Congress.”
Mize and Chabot first met during Mize’s freshman year at George Washington University. Though Chabot was busy working in the Clinton administration in the Office of National Drug Control Policy, he continued to make time for SigEp.
“I can vividly remember Paul helping us through Ritual, chapter and executive meetings, and multiple chapter retreats,” Mize said. “His influence played an instrumental role in the development of our young chapter, and in my own personal development as a young man.”
Mize later transferred to the University of Oregon, but he and Chabot maintained their relationship, and ended up working together several years later.
“Our relationship has been forged over many years,” said Mize. “It’s built on mutual respect, shared values and a belief that America is a special place. As a candidate, I feel he can bring those same qualities to our government.”
Paul Chabot served in the Clinton White House as a Presidential Fellow and later in the Bush White House as a senior advisor. He also served in the Pentagon, U.S. State Department, U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of Justice and in the California Governor’s Office as a three-term parole board commissioner. He served in the military for 13 years and deployed with Special Operation Forces to Iraq in 2008. Paul holds a B.A. from Cal-State San Bernardino, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California, and a doctorate degree in executive leadership from the George Washington University.