I am announcing my candidacy as the only Independent seeking election to the . California has been my home since I was born, and I have lived and worked within the newly redrawn 42nd District for over 12 years. I have seen many good changes. However, recently I have seen several poor decisions made by Congress, changes that were not made with our best interests. Instead of dwelling on past congressional mistakes, I am focused on putting California and the United States back on track towards success.
I have engineering and business experience in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, automotive and defense industries. I’m acutely aware of the loss of American manufacturing and service jobs to overseas countries, and I want to bring these crucial jobs back to the United States and Riverside County, where we can again share in economic profits. I hold both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Irvine and Santa Barbara, respectively. I thoroughly enjoy my engineering career. In keeping with this desire, I have no interest in becoming a career politician. I’m a proponent for congressional term limits and will return to my engineering profession after four years in congressional office.
My top three legislative priorities are:
• Demanding government to practice fiscal responsibility through sound money policy including Congressional oversight of the Federal Reserve.
• Enacting an energy policy that removes our dependence on imported, foreign, middle-east fuel and helps transition us to domestic, North American energy sources such as less costly natural gas.
• Providing an affordable, single-payer health care option to the majority of Americans who’ve asked for it.
As an Independent, I’m not forced to “toe the party line” when it’s not helping us here in the Inland Empire. As an Independent, I am in the ideal position to enact beneficial legislation and make positive changes for our community. Moreover, since I’m not a Career Politian (nor have any aspirations to become one) I am not indebted to big-money, special interest groups. I want what’s best for us, a vibrant Inland Empire, and no amount of Dem/Rep partisan bickering or wealthy lobbyist can change that.
Please visit our campaign website www.ElectNovak.com for additional information, facts and issues.
-- By Curt Novak, candidate for the U.S. Congress