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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 43

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Frank T. Demartini

Republican
Film Producer/Attorney
6,156 votes (7%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Bringing back family values and a competitive spirit into the local community
  • Job Growth and Lower Taxes
  • Stronger Borders

Experience

Experience

Profession:Attorney/Film Producer
Attorney, Self (1986–current)
Film Producer, Self (1997–current)
General Counsel, Millennium Films (1999–2016)

Education

Touro College School of Law J.D., Law, Political Science (1986)
Syracuse University B.A., Political Science (1983)

Community Activities

Founder, A Hollywood Republican (2008–current)

Biography

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 live long 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.

Who supports this candidate?

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (5)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Frank T. Demartini:

Combination of Public and Private.  Would support issuing Federal Bonds to pay for it.

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Answer from Frank T. Demartini:

Free Market; Remove Insurance Companies as much as possible from the problem.

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House.
Answer from Frank T. Demartini:

Strong Borders, DACA with permanent green card, End Chain Migration; Merit Based

Question 4

What programs or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of Californians and the federal water project infrastructure in California?

No answer provided.
Question 5

According to a "Civility In America” survey, 75% of Americans believe that the U.S. has a major civility problem. If you are elected what will do to address this?

No answer provided.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $39,192

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of Hertz Group
$5,400
2
Frank T. Demartini
$4,284
3
Employees of Millennium Films
$1,000
3
Employees of Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP
$1,000
3
Employees of Rocco's Tavern
$1,000

More information about contributions

By State:

California 80.11%
New York 8.13%
Nevada 4.05%
Arizona 2.84%
Other 4.87%
80.11%8.13%

By Size:

Large contributions (76.97%)
Small contributions (23.03%)
76.97%23.03%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I'm a devout Christian and Fiscally Conservative Republican.  I believe in Strong Borders, Fair Taxes and Economic Growth.  I believe a Strong Defense is the way to protect the country.  In the words of Ronald Reagan, "peace through strength."

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