Post Election Update:
Jeff Fandl -As Arnold Schwarzenegger famously said: "I'll Be Back"
I will always be - The Champion of the Middle Class
The New Face of Washington Politics
Progressive Democratic Candidate for US Congress - Florida District 22
I want to personally thank each and every one of my supporters who came out in the thousands to show their support for me in the Florida Primaries. Even though we didn't earn the Primary win, we are still winners! We showed the establishment that over 8,000 people in our district realize that it's time for change and you were willing to take a chance on a successful corporate leader who puts the needs of others above his own first. I am proud of what we've accomplished in such a short time and I know that we will be given another chance to make a difference and I want to keep your support.
A little insider knowledge, I can proudly say that our success rate was huge! The people that I reached have provided me with a fantastic response that proves to me that in my next run I will make a formidable opponent and we will win! I don't look at today as a loss but rather a step closer towards victory, the future will provide the next opportunity and we will be ready! I have learned a lot throughout the campaign and heard many challenges that people face in their everyday life, we will not be silenced. You still need a Champion of the Middle class and I want to be there for you. Please continue to stay in touch, follow me on Twitter and sign up for updates on my website as we prepare for the next opportunity.
We ran against Florida's strongest and most well known Congressman and we did good. He is now our representative for District 22 so I would like to see you put your support behind him in November's election to send him back to Washington to represent the Democratic party. He is certainly not as Progressive as I am and doesn't have the corporate experience, however he's got good intentions and I feel confident that he will do his best to try to make a difference for all Floridians.
Thank you with all my heart,
...till next time!
Why should you vote for me?
My Priorities are the Economy, Healthcare and putting the American People first. People before politics, People before corporations. The OECD has confirmed what I've been saying about America's lack of a social support system and now it's time to "Bring Back the Middle Class"! My plans are Bold and and will push new boundaries for how the Government should be there for the People. Just remember, if you keep sending the same representatives back to Washington, nothing is going to change. It's time for Strong, New Leadership now, it's time to vote Jeff Fandl to represent you.
JEFF FANDL is the Champion of the Middle Class
Where the American People come 1st!
Here is a brief summary of my Agenda. If you want to dive deeper, you can find more on the Agenda page:
I think access to affordable Healthcare as one of the most basic responsibilities for our government to provide to all citizens. My bold plan is a Hybrid Single-Payer model that will provide routine Doctor visits and well care at no cost within 18 months and lay the framework for a single payer model in just 4 years. I don't believe that if you start your own business, you're a 1099 contract worker or you become unemployed that you should ever have to worry about having the same access to affordable healthcare. Whether you work for a large corporation or a mom and pop shop, your healthcare should cost the same. Healthcare should be affordable without huge deductibles or excessive costs that force you into financial ruin or bankruptcy. Your job and your health insurance plan will no longer be dependent on one another.
The Economy - Job/Worker Protections
Imagine an environment where everyone who is working gets at least a living wage, not the minimum wage that keeps people in poverty. Every working class American gets 7-10 days of guaranteed sick pay from the Government. What if unemployment assistance actually helped the Middle Class too? Too many people are just one corporate merger, one bad boss, or one family illness away from losing their job with no safety net to protect them, fortunately my plan protects against these common life events. The Middle Class contributes the most to our economy yet we do nothing to insure they financially survive a job loss. A job market where every worker, full-time or part-time has a number of sick days available, access to affordable healthcare, a living wage and unemployment protections that help the middle class too, unlike Florida's abysmal $275/week maximum benefit for the unemployed.
When I send my son off to school in the morning, I expect to see him when I come home at night in one piece, not full of bullet holes. When he goes to the movies with his friends, he should not have to dodge bullets flying in a theater or in the mall. I don't want to read on the news that another 18 year old with emotional issues legally bought a high powered rifle (21 in Florida now) without a background check and shot into groups of people killing them, again. We've got a huge gun problem in our country and we need to do a lot more to solve this. Find out more on my Agenda page
When I cast my ballot to elect someone in office to represent me, I want my vote to count but I know that because of gerrymandering, the odds are stacked against me. I see it's too easy for today's politicians to be bought by big corporations thanks in part to Citizens United which takes the voice of the people out of decisions that affect all Floridians. The current political Party uses powerful software to gerrymander districts to their advantage so they can unfairly win elections. I'd like to use that powerful software to generate fair, non-partisan districts to stop the politicians from robbing people of their votes.