The following is a press release we received yesterday regarding the 46th Congressional District Democratic Primary.
Seal Beach native Dan Kalmick (D) is pleased to formally announce his run for Congress in California’s 46th district. The 25-year-old business leader’s campaign for the House of Representatives seat began on Jan. 17, making him the first democrat to set out to unseat the incumbent, Dana Rohrabacher (R).
“Public service is a Kalmick family value,” said Kalmick, who has worked as a business technology consultant from the time he was 11. “I decided to run after several of my clients expressed dissatisfaction with the status quo in Washington, particularly over the policies of Congressman Rohrabacher. With so many people wanting change, it seemed like a good time to step up and do my part to serve America; and with young people energized and getting to the polls this year, I thought I’d go a step further.”
Before he can win that seat and start serving America, Kalmick will have to defeat fellow Democrat and Huntington Beach Mayor, Debbie Cook, who recently got into the race. “I welcome the challenge,”Kalmick said.
“One of the reasons it was important for me to run was because it’s undemocratic for an incumbent to run unopposed. The same holds true for primaries. The voters deserve an election with real choices, and being the only candidate with complete, comprehensive plans on truly national issues, I think I represent a pretty good choice.”
Those plans involve lowering taxes for all working Americans, ensuring that each American has proper and adequate healthcare, and making education affordable again.
“These goals can be achieved by broadening America’s tax base, which can be accomplished by providing legal opportunities for immigrants to work and pay taxes in America, and by making sure that our economy encourages innovation rather than discouraging it,” Kalmick said.
According to Kalmick, this innovation will be fueled by green industries and responsible technology regulations that unburden small businesses and individuals.
For more information on Kalmick’s positions, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.kalmick2008.com.