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Michael Ian Sachs

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Michael Ian Sachs
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 33
PartyGreen Party
Place of birthChicago, Illinois
Michael Ian Sachs was a 2014 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California.[1]


Sachs attended college at Iowa University and in Denver, Colorado. He moved to Los Angeles in 1987 and currently resides in Redondo Beach.[2]


Campaign themes


Sachs' campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Abortion: "We all want less abortions. While the two parties battle over Supreme Court nominees and state’s abortion laws, abortions are increasing. The pro-choice and pro-life movements must be brought together to help decrease abortions. The two party system uses the issue as a wedge to separate us and guarantee votes each election. They have done nothing to solve the issue."
  • Immigration: "A path to citizenship should be available for illegal immigrants in good standing in parallel with the border being secured. The Dream Act should be passed immediately. Resources should be allocated to minimize the abuse of benefits. Another issue the two parties have done very little to solve for the same reason of using it as a wedge. Always waiting for the next election."
  • Budget: "Spending is the issue. The focus should be on reducing waste and abuse in our biggest outlays (Defense, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security). These budget programs account for 80%+ of our budget at 20%+ each. The last budget agreement (Ryan/Murray) should be applauded for a baby step forward but again the priorities are askew."
  • Tax Code: "The 2005 Tax Reform Commission recommendations should be implemented. Flattening the tax brackets, minimizing credits, and eliminating loopholes should be a top priority"
  • Campaign Finance: "The Supreme Court has ruled that money is free speech. The interpretation of the constitution is best determined by the nine most knowledgeable of the law. Instead of decrying Supreme Court decisions in which we disagree, the two parties should show leadership by imposing their own guidelines such as only accepting money from constituents within their districts or states and capping the amount a candidate can raise either in aggregate and from an individual."


—Michael Ian Sachs' Faceboook page,



See also: California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Sachs ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 33rd District. Sachs was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, California District 33 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElan Carr 21.6% 23,476
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Lieu 18.8% 20,432
     Democratic Wendy Greuel 16.6% 17,988
     Independent Marianne Williamson 13.2% 14,335
     Democratic Matt Miller 12% 13,005
     Republican Lily Gilani 7.1% 7,673
     Democratic Kevin Mottus 2.4% 2,561
     Republican Barbara Mulvaney 2.3% 2,516
     Democratic David Kanuth 1.4% 1,554
     Democratic Kristie Holmes 0.9% 994
     Libertarian Mark Herd 0.8% 883
     Green Michael Sachs 0.7% 732
     Democratic Michael Shapiro 0.6% 650
     Independent Tom Fox 0.5% 509
     Democratic Zein Obagi 0.4% 477
     Democratic Vince Flaherty 0.3% 345
     Democratic James Graf 0.3% 327
     Independent Brent Roske 0.2% 188
Total Votes 108,645
Source: California Secretary of State

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