What I Stand For
Get to know the man behind the movement, what he stands for, and what his plans are for our district and our country!
“I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.”
American Creed adopted by the US House of Representatives in 1917
My family and I legally immigrated to the United States in 1962 from Romania as political refugees. After graduating from West Point and serving with the Green Berets I moved to Massachusetts to attend Harvard Business School and then Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, both financed by the GI Bill. Along the way I established my own company and advised major aerospace and defense companies and the Department of Defense on strategy issues. Today I have shifted my focus to politics because the political discourse in our country resembles more and more what I witnessed in my youth under Communism where the skillful use of lies, deception and misrepresentation was the norm. We must come together and unite to fix the health of democracy in our country.
Politics are not working for average Americans and the trends are in the wrong direction. The middle class is being squeezed and saddled with increasing debt. College debt alone is over $1.5 trillion. It is estimated that Medicare and Medicaid fraud alone costs taxpayers $150 billion annually. Not everyone in the United States is suffering however. In 1980, the top 10% of Americans owned only about one third of the national wealth. Today the top 1% alone own about 40%.
For Corporations, political spending is a good investment. In the last 5 years the 200 most active political companies spent $5.8 billion in influencing government. These companies received $4 trillion in taxpayer subsidies and support, a return of 750 times on their investment. In the last financial crisis 10 years ago, 5 million homeowners were foreclosed on. Banks, though they had to pay billions of dollars in fines for breaking financial laws, got even bigger. No executive was prosecuted or went to jail.
When I am elected, I intend to be a strong and unrelenting voice in Congress for reforming the political system and advancing the interests of all the citizens of our district. I plan to rely on my skills as a problem solver to provide real outcomes, not just talking points. I am running against professional politicians who spend a great deal of their time raising money and telling Wall Street and lobbyists what they want to hear. This district needs a representative who stands up for what is right, who solves problems and delivers solutions and does so without ulterior motives.
We now live in a historic moment, where the future of our country, our democracy, our liberty and our way of life are in the balance. Here’s what can be done to change the political system and ensure a prosperous future…