When it comes to California and their rebellion against the Republicans and America in general, Omar Navarro, 28, says he is just sick of it.
As a Latino conservative, Navarro is now going after the seat that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is holding occupied at the moment.
“When I realized Maxine Waters was my representative, I said, ‘Wow, this person is representing me? How are people electing this person year after year?’” Navarro said. “I started doing research and looking into her background and I did not see one candidate running a legitimate campaign against her in 27 years.”
He gave an interview, in which he noted he is fed up with “liberal politicians that are running their own districts, their own counties down to the ground. Enough is enough.” The reason behind his decision to run is because “We have to do something about it and I’m not going to let our country fall apart.”
The California-born knows his terrain all too well and would definitely know how to improve the current situation there. Areas that fall under the 43rd District include parts of South Central L.A., Westchester, Playa Del Rey, Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood and Lawndale.
This is the second time around that Navarro has run, the first time being in 2016.
While his campaign budget is around modest $3,000, Waters’ escalated to $650,000.
“But I still got 25 percent of the vote, which was quite humbling to even receive that type of vote with the amount of money I spent.” He added, “I learned a lot from that election,” and said, “It was an honor for me to be on the ballot with [Donald] Trump too.”
What he did differently than Waters, however, is that he took to the streets, hearing people out and paying attention.
“I started getting a good reception from people who were interacting with me. And then I decided, I’m going to do this. I’m going to run again. I had a good feeling,” “I just felt it,” he explains.
“I want to run. I want to make a difference in my community. I want to impact my community. I’m tired of all of these politicians not doing anything for us. They’re not changing anything. I want to be that person.”
“I raised close to $31,000 and she raised about $26,000,” Navarro said of individual contributions.
Although he studied business, his main interest led him to University of Southern California where he took courses in Information Security. “I wanted to learn more about government and security networks. I also worked for the district attorney’s office in Los Angeles County with victims of crimes.”
At a fundraiser for Trump last week, Navarro was large and in charge, exclaiming, “Maxine Waters if you’re listening, I’m coming for you.”
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During his interview, Navarro also noted:
It’s a way for them divert themselves away from the real issues in our country. The 43rd Congressional District is no different than the rest of the country. We have a lot of poverty here. We have a lot of homeless people. We have a lot of crime. It’s infested with crime. You have businesses that are also leaving because they don’t want to be in an area that’s infested with crime and homeless people all over the place. They don’t want to be in a community that’s falling apart.
Navarro managed to score some of the biggest names that will stand behind him in the campaign, such as political entity Roger Stone. When it comes to his campaign, navarro kept in mind his priorities:
“What are we doing for our homeless veterans?” Navarro asked. “I don’t like seeing people that protected our freedoms ending up in the streets,” Navarro said. On immigration, he added, “I’m a big supporter of people coming here through the right process. My mom came from the northern part of Mexico and my father came from Havana, Cuba. But they both did it right. They didn’t break any laws. They respected the law.”
As far as his family goes, Navarro’s father had a job within an aerospace industry, while his mother worked in real estate. “This country has been good to my family,” Navarro said. “It was not easy to come to this country, but they did it right.”
Having said that, his main passion for politics comes from his grandparents.
“I was very close to my grandparents from my dad’s side. My grandfather passed away three years ago and I miss him a lot. Both my grandparents were very passionate about politics. They were amazing people. My grandfather was very strong. He as a go-getter and very talkative. My grandmother was very intelligent. She’s still alive and almost 95. She went from being a principal in Cuba to teaching here again in Cal State Dominguez Hills, teaching English and Spanish.”
Navarro also has a few idols that he looked upon, including Andrew Breitbart.
“I love Andrew,” Navarro said of the late founder.
— Omar Navarro (@PressGop) August 7, 2017
“I met him years ago. I met him for the first time when I was 22 and I got to meet him two other times after that.”
“The second time I met him I got his book,” he continued.
“Andrew wrote in my book, ‘Omar, fight the man.’ And I knew, then and there, that I was going to end up fighting the man for the rest of my life and that’s what I’ve been doing every since,” he stated.
Explaining the definition of ‘the man’, Navarro noted“‘The man represented going against the trend, going against the grain, going against the PC [politically correct] culture, basically being the person that influences change. Being the person that changes culture. That’s how he explained it to me at that time. And I was very impressed. And I read his book, of course, and it talked about going against the left and standing up to the left.”
Navarro feels like Breitbart came from nothing and built an empire of news, which is worthy of his respect.
“I also like that he was a pizza delivery guy for Pizza Hut. It’s a pretty cool story.”