Signs petition calling for part-time legislature
(March 27, 2012) Fresno, Calif. – Today Fresno small businessman and State Assembly candidate David DeFrank called for California to adopt a part-time legislature. DeFrank signed the Citizens Legislature Initiative petition, which will put an initiative on the November 2012 ballot for the legislature to serve part-time, cutting their tax-payer funded salaries from $8000/month to $1500/month.
“A part-time legislature would require lawmakers to live and work in the real world, like the people they are serving, rather than in a bubble of entitled politicians,” said DeFrank.
“It’s time for citizens to run California again, not career politicians,” said Assemblymember Shannon Grove. “That’s why I am pleased to see leaders like David stepping up to the plate to support this important part time legislature initiative.”
“A staggering eighty-five percent of Republicans in California disapprove of the job state legislators are doing in Sacramento,” said DeFrank. “Voters are rightly fed up with out-of-touch politicians running our state into the ground. It’s time for real citizens – not career-politicians – to represent us in Sacramento. It’s time for new leadership.”
DeFrank is a Fresno attorney who specializes in helping local small businesses cut through the red tape of excessive government rules and regulations. His practice is dedicated to protecting growers and small business owners, and this will remain his focus in Sacramento. DeFrank was previously the executive director of a non-profit organization that collected thousands of signatures of people throughout California opposing ObamaCare.
 According to a February 2012 Field Poll.