Why you should support Frank DeMartini

I’m Frank DeMartini and I am running for Congress against Maxine Waters.  

For the last 28 years, Maxine Waters has been occupying a seat in Congress while accomplishing zero for the hard-working families living within her District.  

For her entire 12 terms in Congress , she has been more concerned with following the dictates of her best friend, Nancy Pelosi,  then crusading for the ever-growing needs of the people whom she is paid to represent!  After serving 28 years as a Congresswoman, the only people who seem to have benefited from her efforts have been herself and her family!

It’s time for a change!

Why me?

To begin with, I am a committed, energetic,  family man in my mid-fifties who lives every day dealing with the same challenges and issues you do; she is a woman who is almost 80 who has spent the last 28 years in Washington DC, ingratiating herself  within the “Washington Elite”, with little interest in and less time spent on the needs of her constituency!

Furthermore, as a voter, you should be asking that all important question,” How can someone who has spent her entire professional life working in government, have amassed a net worth in the millions of dollars?”

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.  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 mother was an aide at the local school cafeteria.

Importantly, neither one of my parents ever voted Republican until Ronald Reagan in 1980.  They were lifelong Democrats.  It was Ronald Reagan (a former Democrat himself), that made them realize the Democratic Party no longer identified with America’s working class.  That reality has only worsened.  Maxine Waters actions have proven to be the problem, not the solution

My life may have had humble beginnings, but I was blessed with parents who recognized the importance of quality education. They worked and sacrificed to provide me access to quality-driven schools making it possible for me to graduate and build a successful career as a lawyer.

That’s why I am so committed to “school choice”, allowing parents to give their children that same educational opportunities I had. (Maxine Waters has voted against providing “school Choice” at every opportunity she could.)

I also recognize the importance of shrinking the size, scope and reach of government; reducing the federal deficits that threaten to rob our children of their futures and keeping taxes low to allow job growth.

The people of the 43rd District need someone dedicated to working for them … not against them, their families and/or their futures.

I’m Frank DeMartini and I am running for Congress against Maxine Waters.  


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    “I support Frank DeMartini because he is honest and will work and fight for the ppl. He has good moral background and I believe he can and will beat Maxine Waters who needs to been voted out.”

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    “After working with Frank in the entertainment business for years, I appreciate his pragmatism and willingness to put in the work. Though we may not agree on everything (no candidate does,) Frank's principles are honorable and I believe he is worthy of my trust.”

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    “I support Frank DeMartini because he is a principled candidate and committed to The United States, the constitution, and the belief that the bigger the government the smaller the citizen”

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    “I endorse Frank Demartini!”

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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. ”

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    “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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    “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.”

  • 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!”

  • 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”

October 6, 2017

The GOP Tax Bill

I've been doing a lot of thinking about the GOP Tax Bill and about whether it will make good law.  Although, I'm for it in principle and believe that we need major tax reform, there are some issues that must be addressed before I can fully support it and before it can be properly analyzed.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the tax proposals, you can find a good summary here.

  1. My first issue with it is that the doubling of the Standard Deduction is actually a potential trap.  The Standard deduction is currently $6,300 for an individual and $12,600 for a couple.  The proposal is to change it to $12,000 and $24,000 respectively.  This sounds like a big win for the average middle class family who normally does not have enough deductions to itemize.  However, there has been little to no mention of what happens to the Person Exemption.  If the person exemption is eliminated, then the benefit of doubling the Standard Deduction ceases.  The personal exemption is currently about 4,000 per person.  So, the average married couple with no children and no itemized deductions currently get their first $20,600 tax free.  If you eliminate this, then what is the real benefit of doubling the Standard Deduction.  Almost nothing - a mere $4,000 in deduction!  But, if you keep the Personal Exemption, a married family with no children will get their first $32,000 in income tax free.  This would be a great benefit to the middle class.  Without the Personal Exemption, not so much.
  2. The next big issue concerns whether Social Security will still be taxed at its current rates or whether it will be taxed at 100%.   There has been little to no mention of this.  As this will have a major impact on middle class senior citizens, this must be addressed.  We cannot burden our middle class seniors with an additional tax burden.
  3. I'm also not sure about eliminating the Estate Tax.  In principle, this sounds good, but in reality, it will be a major tax break for the rich.  And, of course, someone will have to pay for it.  In 2014, the Estate Tax brought in about 20 billion dollars in revenue.  This is a minute portion of Federal Revenue.  However, if you eliminate this 20 billion dollars, it must be made up either in budget cuts or additional taxes.  Accordingly, this is an issue.  The main rationale for getting rid of it is to stop the burden on the family farm or other small family businesses.  I understand this and would seek a compromise where the cash rich would still pay, but the asset rich, may get some sort of deferment or complete relief.
  4. Eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax is also an issue.  Again, this seems like a Tax Benefit for the rich.  However, the AMT does not just effect the rich.  It effects many in the middle class who are employees with large amounts of un-reimbursed business expenses.  This is the main problem.  It must be address in the final bill.

These are just a few of the issues that must be dealt with before the bill could get my support.  Let me know your thoughts.  Feel free to contact me via email.




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  • endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini because he is honest and will work and fight for the ppl. He has good moral background and I believe he can and will beat Maxine Waters who needs to been voted out.”

  • endorsed

    “After working with Frank in the entertainment business for years, I appreciate his pragmatism and willingness to put in the work. Though we may not agree on everything (no candidate does,) Frank's principles are honorable and I believe he is worthy of my trust.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Frank DeMartini because he is a principled candidate and committed to The United States, the constitution, and the belief that the bigger the government the smaller the citizen”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Frank Demartini!”

  • endorsed

    “He is for America! California needs him!”

  • 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. ”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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!”

  • 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”

  • 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!”

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    “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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    “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!”