Growing up in Fresno, David was raised in a single parent home after his father was tragically killed in a car accident that almost took David’s life. His mother worked nights at Marie Callender’s on Cedar and Shaw so she could spend her days with David and his infant sister. David’s mother re-married a man who adopted David when he was 11, raising him as his own son, teaching him the values of hard work, integrity and sacrifice. Committed to those values, David believes it’s time to make those same sacrifices in Sacramento so that our children will inherit a prosperous California where the American Dream is still alive.
After graduating High School, David attended UC Davis and studied Political Science. David then worked as a professional writer before earning his law degree and MBA.
After graduating from law school, DeFrank was the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that collected thousands of signatures of people throughout California opposing ObamaCare.
As a businessman, David recognizes that Sacramento has too many rules and regulations that are killing jobs and businesses. This form of Nanny government is more interested in protecting non-native fish at the expense of family farms than growing jobs and improving the quality of life for Californians.
A passionate conservative, David looks to combine his deep love of the Fresno area with true family values. Hard work and limited efficient government are what California needs. Recognizing that Californians pay too much in taxes, David recently signed the No Tax Pledge, committing to oppose any and all forms of increased taxes.
David DeFrank has lived in Fresno for most of his life. He and his wife Molly have two young children; a two year old daughter Selah and a one year old son Jack. David and his family attend The Well Community Church.
Our taxes are sky-high. Our budget shortfalls are chronic and severe. There are cities in the Valley that don’t have clean drinking water and we’re told that we don’t have the resources to keep criminals in prison. Yet the politicians in Sacramento are debating over how much to raise
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