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State of CaliforniaCandidate for GovernorNewsom Replacement

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Kevin Paffrath

Financial Educator/Analyst
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Experience

Biography

In high school, Kevin Paffrath spent 3,000 hours volunteering for his local police departments in Florida and California. Kevin spent his hours involved with traffic stops, homeless care, drug cases, domestic violence, and de-escalation training. Kevin Paffrath came to California with $1,000 at 17 years old (where he continued volunteering for the police) and started working at Jamba Juice.

After working at Jamba Juice and Red Robin while attending Buena High School, Kevin bought his first home at 19 as he became a real estate agent with his now wife, Lauren, who worked at Mrs. Fields in the Pacific View Mall and became a property manager.

Paffrath extols the virtues of the FHA 203k loan which enabled him to purchase a home with 3.5% down and borrow the fix up - controlling a home for over $100,000 under market value (something Kevin calls buying “Wedge Deals”). View Kevin’s net worth background here or his tax returns here.

2 years later and while attending UCLA for economics, accounting, and political science, Kevin became a real estate broker and opened his own company, Meet Kevin, The No-Pressure Agent.

By 2015, Kevin Paffrath was a top 3 agent in Ventura County - outselling teams of agents by himself. In 2018, Kevin began sharing his knowledge on Youtube and by 2021, had over 1.6 million subscribers with over 353 MILLION views on social media helping viewers learn about personal finance, stocks, taxes, real estate, investing, and building wealth and has been featured on the New York Times, Forbes, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

Kevin also interviews business and thought-leaders, like Kevin O'Leary from Shark Tank, the CEO of Robinhood, M1Finance, & BlockFi, and billionaire Frank Giustra.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $464,670

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Kevin Paffrath
$90,000
2
Employees of Giant Realty Inc.
$10,000
3
Employees of TickerTags
$9,000
4
Employees of Halo Diagnostics
$6,000
5
Employees of Excel Legal Group
$5,325

More information about contributions

By State:

California 64.82%
Texas 7.29%
New York 4.82%
Florida 2.70%
Other 20.36%
64.82%20.36%

By Size:

Large contributions (79.29%)
Small contributions (20.71%)
79.29%20.71%

By Type:

From organizations (0.07%)
From individuals (99.93%)
99.93%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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