As I spent the Fourth of July weekend with my family in Montana, I found myself reflecting on the current state of affairs in California and feeling increasingly frustrated with the heavy-handed mandates being imposed by Governor Gavin Newsom.
I knew in that moment that I could no longer sit idly by and watch as our freedoms were eroded and our businesses and schools were shuttered. I made the tough decision to throw my hat in the ring and run in the 2021 California Recall Election.
Over the course of my campaign, I had the opportunity to speak with voters from all corners of the state and to attend rallies in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Bakersfield. It was an incredible and humbling experience, and I was honored to have received over 11,000 votes.
I believe that we must stand up for our rights and freedoms, and that includes the right to make our own decisions about our health and safety.
I do not support the government’s attempts to force mask mandates or vaccine requirements on the people, nor do I support the easy-money policies of printing and distributing checks to those who were forced to stay home during the pandemic. Instead, I envision a future in which we are free to make our own choices and to build a strong and prosperous California for ourselves and future generations.
Hi California, I am probably like you or someone you know. I have lived my whole life in or around Los Angeles. I was brought up by a single mom who raised my brother and me on food stamps while she attended law school at Southwestern Law School.
I learned from a young age the meaning of hard work and that I wanted to change my circumstances for my future children. I attended the University of California Los Angeles for several years before leaving to pursue real estate investing full-time, and later became a top broker at firms like Marcus & Millichap and Douglas Elliman in Los Angeles.
I am a small business owner of a real estate voice marketing company, My Home Agent, and my real estate team, The Bramante Group. Let me tell you four things about myself that will affect how I will lead:
1. I am third generation Californian, born and raised in Los Angeles, by my single mother and grandparents.
2. I am the father of three young kids.
3. I have experienced being evicted (when I was a kid my mother was a property manager and was pushed out of a building). And I have owned several apartment buildings.
4. I have been a California Realtor AND multifamily developer for over 15 years.
Because of my extensive real estate experience as a Realtor and Multifamily Developer in Los Angeles for over 15 years, I’m extremely knowledge about all housing issues, affordability, and homelessness. Through my real estate work I have dealt with many government agencies and bureaucratic red tape, and have extensive experience in the legal system. This type of experience is unique and gives me insight into how the government works, or doesn’t work.