California Cypress College Professor Peter Mathews
running for Congress to fix America where politicians have failed
Los Angeles, March 17, 2012
Cypress College Professor Peter Mathews Has Taught American Government Courses for 30 Years to Over 25,000 Students; Runs for Congress to Fix America Where Politicians Have Failed "I will work hard to restore the American Dream for the people of our 47th District." --Peter Mathews
(NO INCUMBENT IS RUNNING !)
Priorities: Job Creation by lowering Small Business tax rates, closing unproductive corporate tax loopholes and implementing a Millionaires Tax to pay for rebuilding our infrastructure, fully funding public education, and paying down the federal debt.
Since September 2010, Professor Peter Mathews has been enjoying married life with his wife Toya Baker-Mathews. Three months ago, they were blessed with the most precious gift, the birth of their first child, daughter Page Amara Mathews.
Another fortunate event that has come is the new district boundaries that were drawn recently placing Mathews' house in a very favorable district, California's new 47th Congressional District. It includes Signal Hill, Lakewood, Catalina Island and Long Beach, where Mathews has lived for 21 years, as well as Cypress College where Mathews has taught 20,000 students for 26 years, and the surrounding communities of Cypress, Garden Grove, Westminster, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, La Palma and Stanton, where most of the 20,000 college students that passed through his classroom doors live and vote.
On Friday, March 9, after paying the official filing fee and turning in the required nominating signatures at the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, Peter Mathews qualified for a place on the June 5 California Congressional Primary Election Ballot.
The new June 5, 2012 California Primary Election rules allow any voter, regardless of party, to vote for any of the candidates, regardless of party. The top two vote getters, regardless of party, win the Primary and compete in the General Election. Since the district is 43% Democratic, 32% Republican and 22% Independent voter registration, and no incumbent is running, and there are three Republican and only one Democratic candidate running against Mathews, there is a high probability that Democrat Peter Mathews will be one of the top two vote getters, and make it to the General Election.
The Mathews Campaign for Congress will focus on Strengthening the Economy, Supporting Business in Creating High Paying Jobs, Saving and Strengthening Education, Ensuring that Every American Has Healthcare Coverage, and Creating a Progressive American Foreign Policy.
Peter Mathews, full-time Professor of American Government and International Relations at Cypress College, and a political analyst on network television and radio, has been active for many years in the efforts to rebuild, strengthen, and increase funding for California Public Education, Kindergarten through College and University. Mathews has also taught American Government at California State University Fullerton.
Since he founded Rescue Education California in 1993, Peter Mathews has authored two major education initiatives. With Californians for Smaller Class Sizes, Mathews co-wrote an Initiative Constitutional Amendment to reduce California K-12 class sizes and enhance the quality of education. Mathews and statewide supporters of Rescue Education California led several temporarily successful attempts to stabilize skyrocketing tuition fees from 1993 to the present.
Beginning in the Fall of 2011 Professor Peter Mathews and Medical Doctor Paul Garver became the official proponents of Prop 1522, the Oil Extraction Tax to Fund Education Initiative, co-written by Mathews, Garver, Frank Dawoodjee, Brett Covey, Dr. Rodger Scott, Steve Zeltzer and others. California is the only major oil producing state that has no Oil Extraction Tax. This tax loophole costs California over $3 Billion annually, which should be used for Public Education. As lead proponent of the initiative, Professor Peter Mathews has traveled throughout the State of California, rallying support for Prop 1522 on radio, network television and in front of live audiences in the community and on campuses.