Thursday, December 10, 2009
Engineer seeks role for his profession in Congress
December 10, 2009
By LYNNE STIEFEL firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Hamann is surely the only candidate to boast he's read the National Electrical Code, the nearly 1,000-page manual that sets the U. S. standard for safely installing electrical wiring and equipment.
"It basically took me about an hour a page because I meticulously went through and underlined and highlighted the important things," he said. "To me, the code is very similar to legislation. The code is written in a very general format. You basically write legislation that is in the format of generalizations."
Paul Hamann is one of six candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 10th Congressional District Feb. 2.
Comparing the code to legislation is a logical correlation for Hamann, a licensed electrical engineer. He's one of six candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 10th Congressional District Feb. 2.
To Hamann, Congress has too many lawyers and not enough problem solvers.
"The engineer basically looks at the limited resources that they have and comes up with the options," he said. "There is only one licensed engineer in Congress: Joe Barton of Texas, a Republican. I want to be the second one."
Hamann acknowledges it will be an uphill climb. He plans to tap his own fortune for funding up to the $350,000 federal self-financing limit, but intends to do no advertising or campaigning other than forum appearances and door-to-door campaigning.
"It's all about message," he said. "If a person doesn't have a message, they've got to spend the money.
"To me, it's either you want my message or you don't. It's not going to be because I'm going to send you 10 pieces of literature in the last week and you go, 'OK, I remember that name.'"
Hamann's ideas, admittedly not mainstream, are drawn from a 30-year career as an electrical engineering designer.
He retired in February after 17 years as Walgreens' energy efficiency director involved in drug store construction. But it was not always a pleasant experience.
"I saw where a lot of people twisted the numbers to make it so that we would do the project. I basically got fed up with it," he said. "I believe the honesty of the data is important. I fought for 17 years for honest data and I'll fight for the honest data in Washington."
He started trading commodities as a day trader in 1980, specializing in the metal markets.
"That differentiates me from a normal business owner," he said. "You have to look at worldwide forces."
Hamann believes he'll get votes from "people who want somebody to be a serious thinker, to analyze the issues."
Saturday, December 5, 2009
If your not paying any Federal taxes then I can see why so many people want free health care.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The possible benefits do not exceed the costs of continuing the current mission. Do not forget that 15 of the 19 hijackers, on September 11, 2009, were from Saudi Arabia. They could train anywhere in the world, including Libya or Somalia. In fact, the hijackers were actually trained in the United States. Afghanistan does not have any flight schools.
I do not want to spend another trillion dollars on the Afghanistan war and Iraq war. I will always support the 30,000 wounded veterans from the Afghanistan war and the Iraq war.
I am fiscally conservative and believe that the ending of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars is an excellent start at reducing the growth of the 12 trillion dollar national debt.
Show your support for ending the wars!
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Friday, October 30, 2009
10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT in
· Licensed Electrical Engineer in
· Registered Energy Professional in
· Purdue Engineering Graduate, BSEE 1979
· Life Time Resident of
· 30 Years of Electrical Engineering Design
· 30 Years of Experience in the Private Sector
· 30 Years of Futures Trading Experience
· Cost Benefit Analysis is an important factor,
with limited resources, in legislative decisions
· National Science Foundation Funding is important,
for investing in the future of the United States
· Infrastructure Funding is important, for creating jobs
· we should work on Constructive Ideas and Not Destructive Ideas
· in working for Positive Long Term Results
· Actions Speak Louder than Words
· in Leading by Example
· Empowered People Make Good Decisions
· there is No Free Lunch - Public Funding for Campaigns
· a Problem Solver.
· a Fiscally Conservative Republican.
· Honest, with Solid Business Judgment,
using Hard Numbers.
· an Environmentalist.
· a Thoughtful Leader and who is a Consensus Builder.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
10 TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
LICENSED ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
GOAL TO BE SECOND LICENSED ENGINEER
REGISTERED ENERGY PROFESSIONAL
PURDUE ENGINEERING GRADUATE
LIFE TIME RESIDENT OF LAKE FOREST
30 YEARS OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DECISIONS
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING IS IMPORTANT
WORK ON CONSTRUCTIVE IDEAS
POSITIVE LONG TERM RESULTS
SET BY EXAMPLE
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
THERE IS NO FREE LUNCH
PUBLIC FUNDING FOR CAMPAIGNS