Birthdate: Sept. 26, 1956
Birth Place: Riverhead, NY, United States
Residence: Woodside, CA
Gender: Male

Candidacy

Education

Dave Chapman was born in Eastern Long Island, N.Y., and now lives in Woodside, Calif. He earned a bachelor's in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master's in electrical engineering from Yale University.

Chapman has worked in Silicon Valley since 1983, engineering software for real-time embedded digital telecom systems. One of his projects was helping in the development of AT&T seat-back phones on planes.

He ran unsuccessfully for California's 18th District U.S. House seat in 2010.

Chapman has a son.

Profile

Dave Chapman describes himself as being from the "Teddy Roosevelt branch of the Republican Party," which he said is otherwise factionalized between "global corporate Republicans" and "Main Street Republicans."

He talks at length about problems within the Federal Reserve, which he would like to see do a better job of keeping track of the $3 trillion that it holds off shore. He would require the Fed to pay taxes equal to 4 percent of the GDP, and keep the debt-equity ratio equal.

Chapman says the biggest issue in the 2012 campaign is jobs. He says economic recovery would occur if the Fed would reduce its debt ratio.

He says the H1-B, TN-1, and L-1 guest worker programs take jobs away from people already in the country and should be repealed. He also says employers use the program to pay substantially less in wages to guest workers than they would to American workers.

Chapman supports cracking down on immigration fraud by making Green Card applications public and allowing public comments on pending applications.

He favors for national security reasons an aggressive policy of zero oil imports.

Democrats hold an 18-point majority in California's 18th Congressional District.

Source: Associated Press

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