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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 13

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Nikka Piterman

Teacher/Software Engineer
18,553 votes (7.4%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Puerto Rico Statehood - call for a vote to include Puerto Rico as the 51st State.
  • Tax Cuts - broadly reduce taxes to spur increased economic development and job growth.
  • Space Force - fund research into novel technologies for Space exploration, lunar & mars colonization, and create the U.S. Space Academy

Experience

Experience

Profession:Teacher/Software Engineer
Teacher, Keyboard Educators (2019–current)
Founder, Head Instructor, Piano Castle (2019–current)

Education

UC Berkeley B.A., Rhetoric, Music minor (2016)
Piedmont High School High School Diploma, General Education (2012)

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (3)

What financing method(s) would you support to repair or improve roads, rails, ports, airports, the electrical grid, and other infrastructure in the U.S.?
Answer from Nikka Piterman:

I favor the issuance of bonds over taxes. Americans should be able to invest in our country, and it should be their choice. If our prospects such as high speed trains and solar farms are successful, they could result in net income for our government. Thus, debt financing can be fiscally responsible if it is used to pave roads and perform preventative maintenance on our infrastructure. 

 

We also must generally cut regulations and increase property rights. Zoning has its place, though building permits have lately gotten quite cumbersome. Simply building a porch in your backyard can take years to be approved by different bureaucracies, if it ever gets approved. 

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages to secure affordable health care?
Answer from Nikka Piterman:

The creation of new Health Savings Accounts, which would be tax exempt and allow Americans to take control of their own healthcare. Americans with pre-existing conditions will still be eligible to apply for health insurance. Legalizing medical marijuana will also drive down the costs of many opiate-based treatments. 

 

Focusing on job growth, tax cuts and other strong economic policies will increase Americans' earnings and thus make healthcare more affordable in itself. 

Describe an immigration policy that you would support if presented to the House of Representatives.
Answer from Nikka Piterman:

In addition to securing the remainder of the souther border of the United States with a steel wall, I am in support of drastically expanding the use of K9 units trained specifically to detect drugs, humans and explosives. Human trafficking must be eradicated, and unfortunately, many gang leaders traffic along the US-Mexico border. 

 

I would increase the number of 6-month tourist VISAs, since tourism brings stimulus to our economy. 

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $4,456

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

1
Nikka Piterman
$2,556
2
Alameda County Republican Party
$500
3
SAN FRANCISCO REPUBLICAN PARTY
$400

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (20.20%)
From individuals (79.80%)
20.20%79.80%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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