By PE Politics
August 9, 2011 1:59 PM

Gregg Imus, a conservative Republican from Lake Arrowhead, said Tuesday he would run for a proposed congressional seat representing portions of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono counties.

Imus, 51, is a former campaign manager and chief of staff to Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks. He said he hopes to replicate components of Donnelly’s 2010 campaign — in which the two overcame a fundraising disadvantage with help from Tea Party activists and conservative radio — and promised to bring the perspective of average Americans to Congress if he is elected.

“There has been so many wrong moves in Washington that common sense people wouldn’t be making,” Imus said. “There’s got to be some regular people going there.”

A custom homebuilder by trade, Imus has worked as an anti-illegal immigration activist, co-founding the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp. of California and spending more than 2,500 hours volunteering on the Mexican border, he said.

A father of nine, he is also an ardent pro-life advocate and, along with his wife, started a youth program meant to teach teens the value of marriage.

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