I'm running for Congress against Maxine Waters.  Here why:

Maxine Waters has been in Congress way too long.  She is out of touch with her constituency and has become a typical Washington elite, corrupt politician.  She just doesn't care about the people she represents any longer.  She only cares about herself.  Her tenure has been full of scandals and self-enrichment.  It's time for change.

I am the person to take her on and represent the people of California's 43rd Congressional District.  I share the values of the people in the district.  It's all about the working man and woman.  I am a working man trying to make ends meet.  I care about the single mother or father trying to make ends meet.  I have that history.  I care about the unemployed who would like nothing more than to find a job and support the family.  I care about education for our children.  Maxine Waters does not.

I was born in Long Island, NY to a blue collar, FDR Democrat working class family.  My father worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and when it closed, he was out of a job.  He eventually was lucky and was hired to help build the Lunar Modules for Grumman Aerospace.  That job lasted until the Apollo program was defunded.  From that point forward, my dad took whatever job he could get.  His last job was as a cleaning man in a department store.

My mom raised three children and was forced to work part time to help support the family.  She was an aide at the local school cafeteria.

Both of my parents did what they could to give me the opportunity to go to college and achieve my dreams; something neither my brother or sister ever had.  Importantly, neither one ever voted Republican until Ronald Reagan in 1980.  They were lifelong Democrats.  At that point, they realized the Democratic Party no longer thought of the working class.  It had become the party of big business, banks, Wall Street and the educated elite.  That has only worsened.  Maxine Waters exemplifies the problem, not the solution.

After graduation from Syracuse University and Touro College School of Law, I moved to Los Angeles in 1986.  I have been here ever since.  Southern California is my home.  I started practicing law and later became a film producer.  Luckily, I achieved my dreams as my parents wished.  Unfortunately, neither lived to see it.  However, my brother and sister are very proud of me and support me in this new venture.

Now, I want to give some of what I achieved back to the public.  That public is in CA-43.  I am beholden to no one except the people I will represent.  The constituents of that district are hard working people who want to give their kids a better life.  They want their kids to be educated and to have good careers.  The same as I do.  Unfortunately, the current economy in the United States and the current Congress is not making that easy.  I want to help.  My goal is to bring jobs and happiness to the people in the district.

Maxine Waters has forgotten her background.  She lives in a multi-million dollar mansion in Hancock Park.  She represents Insurance Companies and Real Estate Companies.  Her social positions are far to the left.  She doesn't even know the dreams of the people in her district.  She is out of touch.  She is Washington, plain and simple.

I'm still that same kid from suburban New York.  I work for a living and it is tough.  I currently live with my wife of three years in a one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles.  I remember my background and still deal with it on a day-to-day basis.

We need a change from Maxine Waters’ out-of-touch politics and I am the one to bring it.


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  • James Jorgensen endorsed

    “He is for America! California needs him!”

  • Charles S. Kovit endorsed

    “I support Frank because he's an honest man who believes in American principles and given the opportunity to serve would not become a self-dealing establishment elitist. ”

  • Skip Press endorsed

    “Frank's the guy! He knows politics, Hollywood, finances, and dreaded taxes. He's someone you can talk to, instead of get yelled at like Maxine will do. Frank's the guy.”

  • Glenn Antizzo endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini because the people of CA-43 deserve a U.S. representative who will put them first and work to improve their quality of life. Frank has the energy and the vision to tackle the important issues that actually matter to California families. He is a uniter who will work with Republicans and Democrats to make his district and the country everything they can be.”

  • Christopher Glenn endorsed

    “Frank has been a family friend for years and I fully support him running for Congress - Looking forward to seeing you do great things for the people in CA!”

  • Pete & Joanna De Martini endorsed

    “I have known Frank since he was born. Frank is a tireless worker and believes is this Country with his heart. I believes in justice a the rights of everyone. Frank has studied the Federal Government and is well knowledge in the Constitution of the Unite States of America”

  • Veronica Tagle endorsed

    “I endorse Frank DeMartini because people like Maxine Waters are only in politics for the money, and forget about the people who voted them into office. Living in a multi-million dollar home in Hancock Park is not where her constituents live. Frank lives humbly in a One bedroom apartment, like the majority of the constituents he's going to be representing. Those who are hard working, and want better for their kids, than what they had, growing up. We need MORE people like Frank DeMartini to take down these career crooks, who only care about special interests, who line their pockets, NOT the people!”

  • Anthony DeMartini endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini”

  • Jack & Louise Marino endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini because he's honest, intelligent, a true patriot and he is the only one that can finally replace Mad Maxine. We need NEW blood in congress and Frank DeMartini is the exactly what the country needs.”

  • Colleen Rose Novak endorsed

    “He has heart, aan of character that can bring us change Rocking Angel Publishing, BMI http://www.colleenrosenovak.com”

August 9, 2017

Alianza Para El Progreso

The Alliance for Progress (alianza para el progreso) was a program created by President John F. Kennedy in the early 60s.  It was put together primarily to increase economic development in Central and South America.  After his death, the program continued, but failed as future Presidents did not pursue it.  What I'm thinking now is that we need a new Alianza Para El Progreso, but this time in the United States to aid businessman in the Hispanic Community.  In exchange for creating this alliance, we will also be creating jobs and building a stronger middle class in that community as well.

As all of you know, I'm thinking of running for Congress in CA43 against Maxine Waters.  Approximately 50% of the voters in that district are Hispanic.  And, accordingly, a large portion of the small businesses in that district are probably Hispanic owned.  What, if anything, has Maxine Waters done to help them?  My guess is nothing.

The Regulatory State

Maxine Waters believes in the regulatory state.  The only thing regulations do is harm small businessmen.  In fact, many businesses never get off the ground because of regulations.  How do we stop this?  We create an Alianza Pare El Progreso in the Hispanic Community.  We listen to the people in the community and find out exactly what they need changed.  Their answers will give us the answers we need to fix the problem.

Hispanic businessmen understand big government and its spider web of regulations make it difficult for them to survive. I have friends who were shocked when a budget to open a restaurant went from approximately $250,000 to $750,000 almost entirely because of regulations. This is cost probative to most small business owners. And, it directly effects employment in working class communities.  After all, small business drives the economy.

Progress stops this web from making life difficult for those in the business world.  Many Hispanic business leaders are the same as Caucasian and African Americans.  They have the same dreams for their family and community.  And, the Federal Government does nothing to help them achieve these dreams.  The Federal Government succeeds in only stifling them by making operation of a business almost impossible.

So far, the Trump Administration has eliminated myriads of regulations in the business world.  As you know, on his first day in office, he signed an Executive Order requiring the cancellation of two regulations for every new one enacted.  Well, so far, he's actually achieved a 16-1 ratio.  That's pretty good, but it is just not enough.

Taxes

Some people, mostly Democrats, believe tax breaks do not create jobs and put money into the economy.  The facts prove otherwise.  Indeed, tax breaks are one of the strongest drivers of the economy.  Allowing people to keep more of their hard-earned money vastly moves the economy, increases and improves jobs and does far more for citizens than increased spending.  Kennedy and Reagan both knew this and acted accordingly.

Democrats argue tax cuts only benefit the wealthy.  That is incorrect.  A tax cut is just that:  A tax cut.  It benefits all, especially business owners.  And, it benefits the economy in the following ways:

  • If the wealthy have more cash available, they will put it back into business and create jobs; and,
  • For the middle class, it creates more available cash to drive the economy. It also, helps small business owner have an opportunity to succeed.

This is simple math.  But, Democrats, especially liberal Democrats like Maxine Waters, believe that taxing more and spending more is the answer.  This does not help Hispanic, or for that matter any business owner.

Alianza Para El Progreso

It's time for Congress to help the Hispanic business owner.  The answers are quite clear.  We need an Alianza Para El Progreso for a new age.  President Kennedy had the right idea 55 years ago.  But, instead of concentrating on the problems of the United Sates Hispanic Community, he spent all his time working with the problems of Hispanic Countries.  He did not help those trying to achieve the American Dream here.

That is what we need now.  We need to concentrate on Hispanics in America; specifically Hispanic business owners.  If we do, we will create much prosperity in that community.  And, what does more prosperity do?  It creates a stronger middle class.  And, that is what we need to bring this community into mainstream America.

After 25 years, of Maxine Waters, what have they got to lose?

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  • James Jorgensen endorsed

    “He is for America! California needs him!”

  • Charles S. Kovit endorsed

    “I support Frank because he's an honest man who believes in American principles and given the opportunity to serve would not become a self-dealing establishment elitist. ”

  • Skip Press endorsed

    “Frank's the guy! He knows politics, Hollywood, finances, and dreaded taxes. He's someone you can talk to, instead of get yelled at like Maxine will do. Frank's the guy.”

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  • Glenn Antizzo endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini because the people of CA-43 deserve a U.S. representative who will put them first and work to improve their quality of life. Frank has the energy and the vision to tackle the important issues that actually matter to California families. He is a uniter who will work with Republicans and Democrats to make his district and the country everything they can be.”

  • Christopher Glenn endorsed

    “Frank has been a family friend for years and I fully support him running for Congress - Looking forward to seeing you do great things for the people in CA!”

  • Diane McPartland endorsed

  • Pete & Joanna De Martini endorsed

    “I have known Frank since he was born. Frank is a tireless worker and believes is this Country with his heart. I believes in justice a the rights of everyone. Frank has studied the Federal Government and is well knowledge in the Constitution of the Unite States of America”

  • Veronica Tagle endorsed

    “I endorse Frank DeMartini because people like Maxine Waters are only in politics for the money, and forget about the people who voted them into office. Living in a multi-million dollar home in Hancock Park is not where her constituents live. Frank lives humbly in a One bedroom apartment, like the majority of the constituents he's going to be representing. Those who are hard working, and want better for their kids, than what they had, growing up. We need MORE people like Frank DeMartini to take down these career crooks, who only care about special interests, who line their pockets, NOT the people!”

  • Anthony DeMartini endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini”

  • Marina Bandlow endorsed

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  • Jack & Louise Marino endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini because he's honest, intelligent, a true patriot and he is the only one that can finally replace Mad Maxine. We need NEW blood in congress and Frank DeMartini is the exactly what the country needs.”

  • Colleen Rose Novak endorsed

    “He has heart, aan of character that can bring us change Rocking Angel Publishing, BMI http://www.colleenrosenovak.com”

  • Heather Ross endorsed

    “I've known Frank DeMartini for 19 years! (I feel old) During those 19 years I have been blessed to get to know Frank both personally and professionally. He may not always tell you what you want to hear, but he will NEVER blow smoke or make promises just to get your vote. He respects your decisions even if he passionately disagrees with them. Frank and his wife are terrific people and will truly fight for the folks in the 43rd Congressional District. Let's do this... #demartini2018”

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    “Easily one of the most honest and decent guys I know. We should be so lucky to fill congress with people like Frank!”