Three More Pledge Signers from Illinois and California

Three more Republican candidates have pledged to Reject the Debt, in states where fiscal conservatives are needed more than ever. Frank DeMartini (CA-43), James Marter (IL-16), and Donald Rients (IL-18) are committed to fighting the growth of spending and debt in their respective states.

Mr. DeMartini, a lawyer and film producer, told us, “Congress spends and spends and spends with no thought about its future effects on our country. Just another example of kicking the can down the road. ”

An executive entrepreneur and business owner, Mr. Marter’s goal is, “Restoring fiscal sanity to Washington D.C., establishing a balanced budget, and beginning to pay down the national debt.” Further, he told us, “I will be relentless in the pursuit of cutting the size and scope of government, eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse from government, and cutting government bureaucracy and agencies which are neither necessary at the federal level nor constitutional.”

Mr. Rients works in the insurance business and is the current president of the Benson Fire Protection District. He believes that “the government should operate within the bounds of a balanced budget.”

With the 2018 elections just around the corner, the Coalition will reach out to every elected official and candidate for office with the opportunity to go on the record with regard to spending.

The Coalition to Reduce Spending is a non-partisan advocacy organization dedicated to limiting federal spending. The Reject the Debt spending pledge commits elected officials and candidates to (1) consider all spending open for reduction and vote only for budgets that present a path to balance and (2) vote against any appropriations bill that increases total spending and against the authorization or funding of new programs without offsetting cuts in other programs.

More information, including the full text of the pledge, can be found at