Offbeat Paris train hero Alek Skarlatos to run for local office in Oregon

23:25  16 may  2018
23:25  16 may  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

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Real life heroes of 'The 15:17 to Paris ' share their story. Alek Skarlatos , who portrayed himself in a Clint Eastwood film about the 2015 event called “The 15:17 to Paris ,” announced Tuesday evening he would be running for the Douglas County commission seat in Oregon , the New-Review reported.

The "Dancing" star who helped bring down a gunman on a Paris -bound train is a Umpqua Community College student.

One of the three Americans who thwarted a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train is trying his hand at local politics.

Alek Skarlatos, who portrayed himself in a Clint Eastwood film about the 2015 event called “The 15:17 to Paris,” announced Tuesday evening he would be running for the Douglas County commission seat in Oregon, the New-Review reported.

Alek Skarlatos et al. posing for the camera: Raymond Arroyo spoke with the three Americans who play themselves in the film. © FoxNews.com Raymond Arroyo spoke with the three Americans who play themselves in the film. The former Oregon National Guardsman, from the small city of Roseburg, and two friends — Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone — were traveling in Europe in August 2015 when they incapacitated a heavily armed Islamist gunman.

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Alek Skarlatos , the Army National Guard Specialist who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris -bound train in August, has rushed back to his hometown in Oregon after the mass shooting there on Thursday.

WATCH Hero Alek Skarlatos ' Connection to Oregon College Shooting. The U.S. Army National Guardsman who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a Paris -bound train in August says he would have been in a classroom at Oregon ’s Umpqua Community College when a gunman opened fire Thursday

Skarlatos says he wants to bring more jobs to the rural county if elected.

Alek Skarlatos smiling for the camera: Alek Skarlatos attends a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence with Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) © Provided by Fox News Alek Skarlatos attends a press conference held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence with Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento University in California, and U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, in Paris, France, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone helped foil a potentially deadly attack when they subdued a man armed with an assault rifle and other weapons on board a high-speed train bound for Paris two days ago. The man was known to intelligence services in three countries and had ties to radical Islam, authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) "I've traveled all over the world, and there's no place I'd rather live than Douglas County, honestly," he said, during his announcement at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in downtown Roseburg. "Really I think that jobs bring in taxes, and if we can get people jobs that would make the whole community better off."

Skarlatos is pursing the seat vacated by Republican Gary Leif, who recently left the position to become a state lawmaker.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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