Campaign links: Jonathan Kalbfeld (D-CA-28)
Jonathan Kalbfeld Congressional Candidate California District 28
Biography of Jonathan Kalbfeld from Friends of Jonathan Kalbfeld
Education: University of Michigan, Walden University, B. Sci Business Administration, CSU Northridge, MBA
Occupation: Software Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Owner, ThoughtWave Technologies LLC
Married (Marilyn) with one Daughter.
Jonathan Kalbfeld was born in Ann Arbor, MI on February 24, 1977 to Saul B. and Felicia J. Kalbfeld. He has a sister named Courtney. Kalbfeld’s father is a retired Broadcast Engineer and his mother is a retired Registered Nurse. His sister is an art director for a publishing company in the Detroit area. His family is Jewish. Kalbfeld was inspired to run by his Grandfather Larry Guttenberg’s decision to run in 1960 for common council in the city of Detroit.
After his distant cousins in the Bay Area discovered his web page in 1995, Kalbfeld moved to California’s Silicon Valley in 1996 and worked at such places as Silicon Graphics, Sun Microsystems, and was one of the early employees at the grocery delivery company named Webvan. He bought his first home in 2000 in San Francisco at the age of 22, and lived on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while paying his mortgage.
In 2003, he met Marilyn, and moved down to Los Angeles. They married in 2008 and gave birth to a daughter in 2010. Marilyn is a successful software architect and a partner in their real estate investment company.
Jonathan believes that his success would not have been possible without the fiscal policies of the Clinton Administration. He believes that the top tax rates should return to their pre-2003 levels and would seek to roll back the Bush tax cuts. He also believes in reproductive choice, marriage equality, and gun rights. Issues of particular importance to Jonathan Kalbfeld:
- Restore funding to NASA. Space exploration has inspired generations of school children to excel in mathematics & science, which are key to remaining the most innovative nation on earth.
- Keep funding the fine arts in public schools. Music and art exercise parts of the brain that can not be taught by rote memory, and make our children smarter.
- Let’s take care of the people who take care of us. We need a GI Bill for First Responders to attend institutions of higher learning without having to worry about racking up large amounts of debt.
- It’s time for an internet citizens’ bill of rights, offering individuals and businesses a guarantee against the tyranny of privacy violations like SOPA and its ilk.