Ken Timmerman
(By Christian Alexandersen Times Staff Writer , Carroll County Times)


Ken Timmerman






Social networking:

Facebook: Ken Timmerman; Twitter: @kentimmerman

Date of Birth:

Nov. 4, 1953

Marital Status:



five children, ages 33, 32, 31, 22, 18

Candidate For:

U.S. House of Representatives, District 8


Political Affiliation:



Investigative reporter, author, consultant

Years Experience:

30 years

Current employment:

Middle East Data Project, Inc. Chief investigator for families of 9/11 victims in their successful lawsuit against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

How many years:

18 years



Community groups involved in:

President, Maryland Taxpayers Association 2000-2002; President, Foundation for Democracy in Iran; member, Committee on the Present Danger; Advisory Board, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (1993-2011); Advisory Board, ACT! For America; Advisory Board, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET); Nominated for Nobel Peace prize (2006) for my work exposing Iran' clandestine nuclear weapons program

Past political experience:

2000 candidate, U.S. Senate (Maryland) in Republican primary; 30 years work as an investigative reporter dealing with national security and intelligence issues; professional staff member, House Foreign Affairs committee, 1993; foreign policy adviser, Herman Cain for president.

What are the three main issues you wish to address during your campaign and how do you plan to address them? Please limit your responses to 50 words or less.

1. We have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We cannot solve our deficit crisis on the backs of the middle class, the federal work force, small business, and retirees. Nor can we sacrifice our national defense. We need fundamental tax reform, entitlement reform, and budget reform.

2. Jobs: We must get government out of the way of private business to unleash our domestic energy resources and the creativity of our entrepreneurs. We must reduce regulation, starting with repealing Obamacare, and transform government agencies from playing "gotcha" with taxpayers and small businesses into actually facilitating invention and job-creation.

3. Strong national defense. I have seen the threats facing America during 30 years of reporting in the Middle East and Europe. We must build the next generation weapon systems, take care of our veterans, and build effective missile defenses. Our biggest immediate threat is from a nuclear-armed Iran.