A Political Figure
“More than any other nation on Earth, America has constantly drawn strength and spirit from wave after wave of legal immigrants. In each generation, they have proved to be the most restless, the most adventurous, the most innovative, the most industrious of people.
Bearing different memories, honoring different heritages, they have strengthened out economy, enriched our culture, renewed our promise of freedom and opportunity for all….”
SIMON M ASLANPOUR
Principled. Proven. Progressive.
WHY YOUR VOTE COUNTS
WHY I'M RUNNING
The pandemic changed everything with our nation and the world. We saw heroic actions by our frontline workers and yet also we saw deep gaps and inefficiencies in our government.
I was born in Iran and left when I was 19 because I knew I would not have a future where I was born. Like many refugees, I came to the United States to seek a better life. It was a dream come true to call this wonderful nation of ours home.
I struggled to communicate and pay bills because I did not have any money and language skills, without any government assistance, I knew that I would need to learn the language, learn new skills and work hard to achieve the American dream and when times were tough, I got on my knees and prayed.
Over a decade ago I launched a new business, rolled up my sleeves, worked hard and saw exponential growth. Today I can proudly say that I am an example of the American dream where you can achieve anything if you work hard.
I know what it is like to be an immigrant, to start from the bottom. To build, to grow, to work and to contribute.
THIS IS THE AMERICAN DREAM!!
Sadly, during the pandemic we have seen our government’s wasteful spending. While small businesses have been struggling and families have been losing their livelihoods, government has been funding bridges and pet projects of the select few states.
While our frontline workers have been risking their lives and working long hours, government offices have failed us by moving at a snail’s pace with inefficiencies.
I know there is a better way forward! I am running for congress to bring common sense, efficiency and transparency to the government. I can bring my years of experience as a business owner and as a first-generation immigrant to improve our immigration laws.
I will fight for a better California and the United States to be the world leader again. I will work hard for you and your family.
A government’s primary duty is to its citizens. The role of government begins with protecting the citizenry from harm and ends before those protections violate our liberties
It was Ronald Reagan who said that “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Yet today our federal government overreaches its boundaries and teeters on the edge of tyranny. It seems as though those in Washington are more concerned with lining their own pocketbooks and pursuing political power than they are with providing for the prosperity of our people.
It is time that we as a nation stand up and say, “no more.” No more foreign policy decisions that sacrifice the needs of Americans without achieving any greater strategic benefit. No more corporate bailouts that place the needs of an elite ruling class over the needs of working Americans.
We will stand for this nation and put America First by emphasizing our national interests in the following areas:
The Economy: Prior to the mandated closure of our economy by far-left politicians, our nation was experiencing an economic upturn under the leadership of an economically focused Republican Administration. Job growth was on the rise, American jobs that had been lost overseas through failed trade deals were coming home. Our nation was on a path towards true economic prosperity. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the left saw a chance to stall out the American economy and attempted to hamstring small business owners across this country for political gain. Enough is enough. We understand this virus, a vaccine has arrived, and any further posturing by left-leaning leaders against opening our economy must be treated as a direct desire to punish American businesses. We must put the American worker first and we must implement jobs-focused regulatory reform without catering to corporate interests.
We must emphasize the needs of the American people as our primary goal when it comes to immigration. We cannot place the needs of foreign nationals over those of American citizens.
I am a firm believer in legal immigration. Reagan said that city had to have walls but doors that will be open to people with the will and heart to come here legally. That’s why I would summarize my immigration position as “walls and doors.”
Our immigration system is in crisis. Along with thousands of illegal immigrants flooding across the border, our nation also faces a looming threat from the illegal drug trade. A porous border is the first step towards losing the American dream, the very dream that motivates men, women, and children each year to enter this country legally. We need to secure our borders and we need the rule of law.
In Congress, I will fight tooth and nail to shine a light on the evil of modern-day slavery. Human trafficking must be stopped.
America has always been a land of opportunity, and this nation continues to stand as a beacon of hope for millions around the globe. We lawfully admit over a million immigrants each year, which far exceeds other countries. I firmly advocate for legal immigration, and I believe that the American dream will always beckon to those who seek to come to the land of the free.
we need to reform our health care system. The rules we’re living under were written in 1943 and need to be updated. But we have radically different ideas about how to achieve reform.
My opponent wants to end employer-sponsored health plans and abolish private insurance. They also want to end Medicare as we know it. and their party want to repeal private insurance and Medicare as we know it and replace it with a Soviet-style socialist single-payer, government run plan.
I have the opposite approach. I believe you can not only keep your plan but pay less and have more choices with better benefits. To do that we need to modernize our health system so that all workers in our 21st century economy enjoy the benefits as those in traditional jobs. We turn patients into shoppers and equip them with buying. Reforms creates choices it doesn’t take them away.
Patient choice isn’t an option; it’s a right.
I firmly believe that Americans should not be punished for the failures of career politicians in Washington. And Social Security must be protected from big spenders who would weaken it with reckless socialist programs like government-run, single-payer health care and the Green New Deal.
Social Security is not an entitlement that Americans simply expect to receive. Rather, it is a program that our countrymen have poured their time, effort, and taxes into building. We deserve its promised rewards.
BUDGET AND SPENDING
We can balance the budget, downsize and reimagine federal agencies, keep taxes low, limit regulation, and turn the entire country into an Opportunity Zone that empowers local communities and entrepreneurs in western North Carolina and all over America.
As a constitutional conservative, I believe there are two areas where federal spending is clearly appropriate – national defense and infrastructure. Our founders gave Congress the ability to regulate interstate commerce because they knew our country would only be strong with a vibrant free-market capitalism supported by infrastructure. One of my top priorities will be helping WNC connect to broadband internet. We also need to upgrade our roads and bridges and energy infrastructure for the 21st century.
"For too long the environment has been politicized as a red vs blue issue. The truth is, it's a red, white and blue issue, and impacts us all, “It’s time to listen to Conservatives' affordable, rational and reliable solutions that are good for America and for the planet."
The Republican agenda offers strong support for American innovation, the world's best hope against climate change, by advancing the rollout of new technologies faster than ever, “At the same time, bills such as The Trillion Trees Act combine ecologic with economic forces to enhance the environment. Natural solutions tap the expertise of Americans already on the front lines of a changing climate – our farmers, ranchers, hunters, fishers and foresters – to help capture carbon and conserve our fields, forests, prairies and wetlands for future generations.