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“As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I’ve spent most of my career helping families save for a rainy day, send their kids to college, and retire with dignity.

I’m also a local elected official who knows how to use commonsense leadership and work with people from all walks of life to get results.

As your Congressman I pledge to always do what is best for our district, not cater to special interests and fringe socialist interests.”

-Brian Maryott

JOBS & THE ECONOMY

As your next Congressman, I will apply my financial expertise to stop the billions in harmful spending and work to pass smart legislation that helps reverse inflation, grow our economy, and provide economic opportunity for all.
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Democrats in Washington continue to tell the American people that our jobs are back, our wages are up, and our economy is strong. But let me ask you this: do you feel more financially secure today than you did 2 years ago? How about 4 years ago, pre-covid? I have conversations every day in our communities, and the feedback I get points to the opposite. Our families and small business owners are feeling the squeeze of inflation, higher interest rates, higher gas and energy prices, and a greater level of uncertainty about their economic future.

I’m a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, so I’m not afraid to talk hard numbers. It’s a fact that Americans are experiencing the largest increase in inflation in 40 years. This is just not acceptable. Our purchasing power is being watered down by the explosion in reckless spending coming from naïve Washington tax-and-spend liberals like Mike Levin. As your next Congressman, I will apply my financial expertise to stop the billions in harmful spending and work to pass smart legislation that helps reverse inflation, grow our economy, and provide economic opportunity for all.

Environment

Once elected I will have the honor of representing one of the most beautiful coastal districts in the country. I will support measures to keep our environment safe and clean, and work to unleash the power of innovators and technology to allow the United States to continue its role as a global leader in decreasing carbon emissions.

I pledge to you that I will work to protect our precious coastline (I will ALWAYS oppose additional off-shore drilling in California) and the environment with a sensible and science-based approach, and steer clear of costly and extreme manifestos.  Americans want action on climate change, but many are understandably apprehensive of sweeping proposals that will make heating their homes and putting food on the table, far more expensive.  This is why an approach that doesn’t sacrifice American jobs, the vulnerable health and peace of mind of older Americans, and the economic future of our young families, is both necessary and humane.  As a simple matter of fundamental fairness to people, we cannot make climate policy with no consideration for climate economics and financial implications.

Here is the good news: we CAN do this!  We can continue to reduce our per capita greenhouse gas emissions, continue the transition to cleaner and cleaner energy, and lead the world with exciting new innovation in the energy sector!  Of course we can’t do it if the Progressive Movement continues to radicalize people while penalizing and punishing common sense (Mike joined in support of this administration as they pulled the plug on new clean natural gas plants in development). But if we get smart and strategicput people before politics, and collaborate across party lines, we can continue our remarkable progress.

 

This will take policies that further promote innovation on the next generation of technology, and inspire climate friendly individual and corporate behavior. No penalties! No impractical deadlines! No financial punishment! Technological enhancements, innovation, market based incentives, and a commitment to getting cleaner and cleaner without surrendering the energy independence we worked so hard to achieve. And that, by the way, is no small consideration. This country has spent trillions of dollars and lost thousands of mostly young American lives, to eventually eliminate our dependency on foreign energy sources. To lose that would be foolish, naive, and tragic.

I am a father of three, and I have a deep personal belief that as people and policy-makers we have a tremendous obligation to future generations.  We are the current custodians of this amazing planet, and we must do all we can to keep it pleasantly inhabitable.  We can, we must, and we will.

SECURE THE BORDER

Illegal immigration is at an all-time high. Deadly drugs, including highly poisonous Fentanyl, are pouring across our southern border and tragically ending the lives of our young and vulnerable Americans.  
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Illegal immigration is at an all-time high. Deadly drugs, including highly poisonous Fentanyl, are pouring across our southern border and tragically ending the lives of our young and vulnerable Americans. Women and children are suffering at the hands of smugglers, and human trafficking is at an all-time high – with inhumane and deadly consequences. Borders that have effectively been opened have also allowed criminal gang members to bring a wave of crime into our communities. What have liberal Washington D.C. politicians done about it? They’ve eased restrictions and made it nearly impossible for our border patrol agents to do their job. Mike Levin has repeatedly opposed additional funding to secure the border, and he has stood silent while the Biden Administration has eschewed common sense solutions and invited chaos.

It is true that we are a country of immigrants – but we are also a country of laws. As your next Congressman, I will work to address this growing crisis by strengthening funding for border enforcement, allow border patrol agents to enforce the laws of our country, and support a massive federal effort to force China and Mexico to cease the manufacturing and distribution of poison to our kids.

Once our border is safe, secure, and manageable, I look forward to working on badly needed reform that expands opportunities for safe and legal immigration.

EDUCATION, RIGHTS OF PARENTS

As a father, I’m troubled that our education system is straying so far from the basics. As your Congressman, I will fight against the divisive dogma of Critical Race Theory and its inclusion in our education curriculum.
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There are a lot of challenges, opportunities, and issues that factor into the future of our great country. None is more important than the education of our children. As a father, I’m troubled that our education system is straying so far from the basics. As your Congressman, I will fight against the divisive dogma of Critical Race Theory and its inclusion in our education curriculum. This defeatist and poisonous agenda is harmful to every child – regardless of racial or ethnic background. Also damaging is the growing tendency for schools to aggressively insert themselves into the challenge of gender related issues. Let’s get back to basics and ask teachers to teach our children – and allow parents to raise them.

As your next Congressman, I will fight to reinvigorate our education system and incentivize schools who prioritize academic excellence. We know from history that competition makes everyone better, which is why I will fight for School Choice to provide more opportunities for parents and our children. Once public-school administrators realize that they must compete to attract parents and students, I am confident they will respond. There is no reason why more choices for parents should hurt our public schools. Quite the opposite!

SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS, SAFE COMMUNITIES

These foolish anti-police and so called ‘social justice reforms’ should stop now. We will never have peace of mind if we don’t feel safe. This starts with fully funding and supporting our police officers.
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Never in modern history have we seen such an intense spike in crime of all types as we have over the last 18 months. Ever since hard left politicians cheered on the violent anti-police riots of 2020, publicly called for defunding policing, and got behind so-called progressive prosecutors with little regard for ordered liberty, we have seen a stunning increase in all criminal activity. Mike Levin has fallen hook, line, and sinker, for this dangerous agenda. He accepted money from anti-law enforcement groups, supported a far-left District Attorney to represent us, and even called for ‘reimagining’ policing.

These foolish anti-police and so called ‘social justice reforms’ should stop now. We will never have peace of mind if we don’t feel safe. This starts with fully funding and supporting our police officers. We need to be able to hire the best people, train them throughout their careers, and set high expectations of conduct. That takes more funding, not less. As your next Congressman, I will support our brave law enforcement officers. I will fight to end the proliferation of poisonous drugs that are too often destroying the lives of our young people and slowly debilitating so many of our homeless population. I will support stiff sentencing for career criminals and end the current trend of prioritizing the wishes of lawbreakers over the basic rights of the communities they are preying on. Enough is enough.

A SECURE AMERICA

We will have to fully and consistently fund our military to maintain our technological superiority in warfare weaponry, and protect funding uncertainty by ending budget sequestration.

It is time for Congress to stand for a firm, bold, and consistent foreign policy. There is a growing threat from anti-Democratic and revisionist agendas amongst our enemies and how we respond in the years ahead will be critical in securing liberty at home and across the globe. We will have to fully and consistently fund our military to maintain our technological superiority in warfare weaponry, and protect funding uncertainty by ending budget sequestration.

I will work towards reestablishing American influence in international institutions, including the United Nations Security Council and the World Trade Organization. As your Congressman, I will vote to end China’s Most Favored Nation status so that we can hold the leadership of the China Communist Party accountable for their unfair trade practices and their horrific human rights abuses. I will fully support American diplomacy that is resolute in its adherence to democratic values.

Healthcare

I will fight to protect and enhance our healthcare system by resisting reckless efforts to nationalize it which not only reduces choices but the quality of care as well.

I will fight to protect and enhance our healthcare system by resisting reckless efforts to nationalize it which not only reduces choices but the quality of care as well. Let’s turn our attention to making much-needed improvements to further enhance and strengthen our system. It will be my top priority to lift federal government mandates and allow families to purchase the coverage they need, not the coverage the government wants for them, returning real competition to the insurance and provider markets. Healthcare is such an important part of all of our lives, because of this I will see to it that no Americans will need to worry about pre-existing conditions when seeking coverage.

I will work hard to lower prescription drug prices through direct negotiation with pharmaceutical firms. I will also demand price transparency, allowing patients to compare prices for medical services. This will reduce the price variation between providers which will help lower costs, and empower families to choose the care that is best for their health. It is critically important that we provide a world-class healthcare system for our veterans. I will expand healthcare options for veterans and their families, while also committing to strengthening the core services available at VA facilities. I will also enhance healthcare for veterans by maintaining proper funding for the VA so we can attract and retain the very best healthcare professionals to deliver core healthcare services to our veterans.

TERM LIMITS

I will support legislation to stop career politicians from a lifetime in office so that we as Americans and Californians, are better represented.
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The Founding Fathers never intended politics to be a career. Serving your community in Washington should be just that: service. Unfortunately, too many elected leaders work their whole lifetimes in Congress where they become out of touch with the needs of their district and fall prey to special interests. I feel strongly that we need better accountability from our leaders, starting right here in CA-49. I’ve signed the Term Limit Pledge, and as your next Congressman, I will support legislation to stop career politicians from a lifetime in office so that we as Americans and Californians, are better represented. Government has become an industry with all kinds of ways to dazzle and entertain us, but it rarely focuses on what it is supposed to do: produce results.

Without fanfare and silly drama, Congress should get about the business of producing tangible results for current and future generations. The stakes are high, and a sense of urgency amongst our elected leaders can only help. It’s time to limit the nonsense, and limit the terms!

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