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!”

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    “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.”

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September 8, 2017

Indigenous American Day is a Nothing-Burger!

I do not judge people from the past, especially historical figures, based upon the culture and morés of today.  That is essentially being ethnocentric.  If you do, then you have the PC culture that is slowly taking over our country right now.  Almost every one of our heroes has character flaws.  Some of those flaws would even be considered fatal to their legacy today.  

In the past few months, we have heard ad infinitum that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned slaves.  Well, for that matter, so did James Madison and James Monroe.  In fact, 10 of the first 12 presidents owned slaves – the only exceptions being John Adams and his son.

Many people consider Andrew Jackson one of the greatest presidents.  He single handedly took on the Washington establishment and “drained the swamp.”  He defeated the Bank of the United States and took down the Establishment in the process.  No one has tried this since until our current President – Donald J. Trump.  However, Mr. Jackson had many flaws.  For one, he owned more than 150 slaves.  For two, he killed a lot of Native Americans.  And, in that regard, he displaced thousands more.  In fact, you can go on about his character flaws forever.  He also like to duel.

Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator and whom many consider the greatest president is quoted as saying in a letter to Horace Greeley in 1862:

“If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.”

This doesn’t sound like a man that would be revered and loved based upon today’s mores.  Does it?  He was willing to do anything to save the union.  It wasn’t just about freeing the slaves.

Confederates are another example of history being rewritten based upon today’s culture.  Yes, they were treasonous.  Yes, they owned slaves.  But, the statues of them in the South and other parts of the country are a part of our history.  It doesn’t matter whether you like it or not.  It’s true.  Robert E. Lee was thought of by President Grant as an honorable person.  He liked him even though he fought against him.  Arlington National Cemetery is Lee’s old plantation.  Should we remove Lee’s house from the cemetery because he fought against the country?  Should we remove the Southern Civil War Vets from Arlington?  Should we desecrate that sacred land because it is a reminder of Lee and the Civil War?  As President Trump said, when does it end?

Accordingly it is my opinion that people should be judged based upon the morés of the historical time period in which they lived.  And, when you based it upon that, all of these men are heroes and should be revered.

The same goes for the great Italian Explorer, Christopher Columbus. People from the PC police are condemning him because frankly, he was not a very nice guy.  In fact, by today’s standards, he was downright evil.  But it’s not today’s standards by which he should be judged.  See e.g. https://www.dailydot.com/layer...  It is by the standards of the time in which he lived.

When I grew up in New York, we looked forward to Columbus Day.  As an Italian-American, he was revered.  This was the man who was credited with discovering America.  He was a hero.  We did not know what he may or may not have done to Native Americans (Indians or Indigenous People).  We knew him as an Italian who was a great explorer.

When we went to Manhattan, we looked at the statue of him in Columbus Circle and thought, “Wow, Italians are respected in this country.”  Now, Mayor DeBlasio is considering taking this statue down because it might offend.  I don’t care.  I don’t care if DeBlasio is Italian himself.  And, and many Italian-Americans in New York feel the same as I do.  Further, many of them also happen to be elected officials.  See:  http://observer.com/2017/08/it...

Now, the City of Los Angeles, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that celebrating Columbus Day is offensive and has officially ended its existence.  The day formerly known as Columbus Day is now known as “Indigenous American Day.”  Well, I’m appalled and not only as an Italian American; mostly, because this is just another example of history being re-written or conveniently forgotten by the party in power.  I know they will get away with it because Los Angeles is so liberal no one will fight back.  But, I would love to see them try to do this in New York.  People will fight back there.  And, people must fight back every time our history is under attack regardless of where they live.

Meanwhile, I will have to celebrate Columbus Day in Los Angeles regardless of what it’s officially called.

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    “He is for America! California needs him!”

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    “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”

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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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