MILES V RAHIMI
ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD
Miles was raised in Oklahoma but did not have it easy. Following his parents’ divorce at age six, he moved around frequently. At one point, he even lived in a single-wide trailer with no running water and unreliable electricity.
Despite the hardships of his early-life, Miles learned the value of hard work by getting a job selling concessions at the Bricktown Ballpark at age twelve and has worked hard ever since.
Finishing High School in Edmond, Miles studied at the Univesity of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. He finished a degree in Legal Studies through Purdue Global University with a minor in Health Sciences.
IT WAS NOT UNTIL LATER IN LIFE THAT MILES FOUND HIS FAITH.
In 2012, he was faced with the loss of his best friend and his mother’s life-long substance use confining her to hospice care for the remainder of her life.
While he considers it the most difficult year of his life, he defines it as the best because it was in 2012 that Miles met his wife and discovered his faith.
Miles was confirmed into the Catholic church just prior to leaving for the Navy in 2012.
Miles understands that moving forward is only limited by decisions made or not made. We all may hold individual interpretations of what limits us, but it is our faith that sets us free.
THIS UNDERSTANDING HELPED HIM DISCOVER HIS PURPOSE IN LIFE, HELPING OTHERS.
While serving in the Navy, Miles stood up to seasoned military brass while defending fellow Sailors who were being unjustifiably targeted.
At one point, Miles became the target himself. His position was reaffirmed following the response his wife gave to him when he asked, “What should I do?” Her response of, “What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong,” solidified his perspective in life.
Holding firm in his convictions and principles, Miles was ultimately successful and awarded a three-year backdated promotion. During his time in service, Miles was also awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal following several hundred hours of volunteering.
Why do I want to run?
Simply put, I’m sick and tired of the buck getting kicked to my generation.
For me it’s God, Family, and Country.
It seems that less and less people understand how great we have it. We live in the greatest country in history.
Bad actors would take that away and we the people must defend it.
If no one from my generation wants to step up to the plate, I will. Someone needs to fight the good fight.
I am living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by anyone.