Frank Accavitti

Frank Accavitti, Jr.
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Frank Accavitti Jr.  is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan's 10th District as the Democratic candidate.

(Scroll below to see all the Michigan Radio stories he's been mentioned in.)

As part of our election coverage, we asked all the major-party candidates running for Congress the same questions.

4 Questions for Frank Accavitti Jr.

1) What is the most important issue facing your district?

More good paying quality jobs is the most important issue in the 10th Congressional District. Because of underemployment and the lack of much need jobs almost 25% of the children living in the district qualify for a federally subsidized lunch. These issues are interrelated and can be solved pragmatically by reaching across the aisle and working on Legislation to improve the district.

2) How do you plan to address it?

As Congressman, I will lead the District into the 21st Century by expanding high-speed internet, natural gas line extension and conversion to 3-phase electric service.  These efforts will benefit farmers and businesses throughout the District. Our utility infrastructure can improve.  Connecting citizens to the global internet with fiber-optics will foster small business startups and give folks a better chance to access education and training. Updating our electric and gas service will create immediate jobs for the construction skilled-trades and lay the framework for thousands more jobs in the near future.

3) What book or movie have you seen/read recently that you would recommend

The Quartet (Orchestrating the second American Revolution, 1783-1789)

I found that the book debunked the myths and gives an incredible view of how our founding fathers took us from a loosely organized confederation to a federal government. I think everybody should not only understand the bill of rights but understand the reasons they were and always will be needed

4) If you don't win the election, what will you do?

I will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board at “Care House” Macomb Counties Child Advocacy Center and do consulting for Clients who need to understand and work issues with Government Entities.

Ways to Connect

Michigan's 10th Congressional District.
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Michigan’s 10th Congressional District stretches from the tip of the Thumb to northern Macomb County. 

Voters will choose between two candidates with relatively thin resumes in the District.

Businessman Paul Mitchell is making his second run for Congress. He ran two years ago in a different district in a different part of the state.  

When asked about that, this was his initial response.

“Turn that off for a second,” Mitchell asked for the recording to stop, “I have one question for you.”

A photo of Paul Mitchell from his campaign website.

Businessman Paul Mitchell won the Republican primary in Michigan’s thumb – that’s the 10th Congressional District.

Mitchell, who lives in Dryden, loaned his campaign a LOT of money: more than $2.5 million in loans, plus straight up giving the campaign another half million.