Dr. Chuck Dietzen for Congress Announces Receipts of more than $220,000 in Final Quarter of 2019Jan 21 | News
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Zionsville, IN – Political newcomer Dr. Chuck Dietzen goes into 2020 with significant financial resources for his race for U.S. Congress with $108,000 raised from individuals, and a loan of $120,000. 75% of these donors have no history of political donations to federal candidates or PACS.
“It is exciting to bring so many new donors to the Republican party as we’re putting the resources and team in place to secure victory,” said Dietzen. “The support I’ve received as I travel across the district from families, friends, and voters is inspiring.”
A lifelong Republican, Dr. Chuck Dietzen recently retired from his position as Chief of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. He is the founder of, and a volunteer for, Timmy Global Health, an Indianapolis based nonprofit that has worked to expand healthcare access in developing countries. “Dr. Chuck,” as Dietzen is known, grew up in Kokomo, Indiana, where his family fostered more than 150 children.
Dr. Chuck is a distinguished alumnus of Purdue University’s School of Agriculture where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983. After his mother encouraged him to go into pediatrics, instead of pursuing a career as a veterinarian, he received his Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University in 1987 and completed his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1991. His work has been highlighted in The 50 Most Positive Doctors in America (1996), as well as in Positive Profiles in Medicine (2000). In 2015, Dr. Chuck was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indiana University School of Medicine. In 2017, he authored a critically acclaimed and award-winning book, Pint-Sized Prophets, which highlights the lessons his young patients in both rehab and hospice have taught him.
In addition to his work as a physician and philanthropist, Dietzen co-founded iSalus Healthcare, an electronic medical records system to reduce paperwork and maximize the quality time doctors are able to spend with their patients. Dr. Dietzen is also an accomplished athlete. He was the first quarterback for the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1989 while completing his residency. He was a pro wrestler for five years (Dr. Doom), played football for Team USA (1995), and for the Brisbane Bulldogs in Australia (1997). Dr. Dietzen has also played competitive rugby.
Dietzen is running in a crowded Republican primary to replace Congresswoman Susan Brooks. For more information on Dr. Chuck Dietzen’s campaign for Congress visit www.DrChuckForCongress.com.