November 25, 2022
The Acorn Newspaper
By Scott Steepleton
“The goal is to highlight smart and competitive kids in Agoura Hills,” said Bramante, host of an eponymous podcast on consciousness and artificial intelligence.
“I grew up poor, and when my mom couldn’t watch us, we were either studying Kenpo karate with sensei Cecil Peoples or playing video games,” he said. “My brother and I competed in one of the first-ever e-sports games, representing the United States playing ‘The Age of Empires,’ which is a real-time strategy computer game. We got to travel to South Korea to play against kids from other countries, and I won $1,000 for second place and my brother won $3,000 for first place. It was an amazing experience and prize.”
October 12, 2022
By Emily Rahhal
Age (as of Election Day)
I was born in 1982, the same year Agoura Hills was founded. We are both 40!
I am registered as No Party Preference, and I have always voted across party lines. The election for Agoura Hills City Council is non-partisan, and the position itself is to serve the community, not political parties. I believe that party politics marginalizes and divides us, and like most of the voters I have spoken to, I am tired of being judged by my political party affiliation.
I have four young kids and love being a father, and one of my favorite times of the week together is our Shabbat dinners. I also love being involved in other ways, as an AYSO soccer coach for both my older kids and a parent volunteer at their LVUSD school.
Does anyone in your family work in politics or government?
No, my mother was a lawyer and my father was a truck driver.
August 25, 2021
The Acorn Newspaper
By Ian Bradley
One Calabasas resident has even filed to run. Real estate agent David Bramante, 39, is campaigning on a promise to end all vaccine mandates, end gas and sales taxes, and solve the state’s homelessness problem, which he feels is caused by mental health issues.
“I’m the only candidate not accepting donations,” Bramante said. “I can’t be bought. I knew this would be a long shot but a couple weeks into it I feel like I’ve gotten a ton of momentum. I just did a video on Tik Tok that got 140,000 views.
“My only focus, if I become governor, is ending the emergency orders and the mandates and getting us back to normal,” the candidate from Calabasas said.
August 10, 2021
The website’s About Us page states: “Disclaimer: The AURS is a satirical critique by political candidate David Alexander Bramante, in association with his campaign David Bramante for Governor 2021.”
According to Bramante, “the fact that this website AURS is taken seriously exemplifies where the direction of society is headed,” he told Reuters via email. In a tweet, he said, “Not everyone loves my approach by creating the #AURS website, and I respect that. But the ultimate goal is true and pure. I want to make sure freedom of choice is protected.”