David Alex Levitt

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David Alex Levitt
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, California
Bachelor'sYale, 1977
Master'sMassachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
Date of birthMay 7, 1957
Place of birthNew York, NY
Campaign website
David Alex Levitt was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from California.


Campaign themes


Levitt's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Our country's severe jobs crisis continues. In employment statistics, this is masked by the fact that so many Americans have given up looking for work and have stopped filing for unemployment. But struggling un- and under-employed American families aren't fooled."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education and innovation have been key to our country's competitive edge. Nowadays we have been habitually, dangerously neglecting education -- under-funding and cutting schools budgets, teachers, their salaries and benefits, and pretending that charter schools or vouchers will solve the problem."
  • Medicare for All
Excerpt: "Poll after poll shows Americans want Single Payer health care, also known as Medicare for All. Doctors strongly prefer it too. Single Payer provides care for every American keeps costs down by having a large pool of individuals, It's essentially what the 35 countries that have better health care than the US are doing right."
  • Choice
Excerpt: "I support reproductive and family planning rights for every American. It's almost funny when a congress that 48% of us say we consider corrupt and only 5% thinks does even an OK job, claims it should be in charge of our moral lives and toughest personal decisions."
  • Out of Afghanistan
Excerpt: "Leaving Afghanistan in 2013 can save thousand of lives, millions of needless injuries, and trillions of dollars."



See also: United States Senate elections in California, 2012

Levitt ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing California. He was defeated in the June 5 open primary.[2][3]


Levitt and his wife, Gail, have three children.[4]

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