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California State Government June 2, 1998 Primary


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Gray Davis 1,934,216 votes 34.8%
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  • Party: Democratic (57.6% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Lieutenant Governor of the State of California
  • Phone: 310 201-0344; Addr: 9911 West Pico Boulevard, Suite 980, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Dan Lungren 1,877,789 votes 33.8%
  • Party: Republican (93.4% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: California Attorney General
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 1978-1988
  • University of Notre Dame, 1968
  • J.D., Georgetown Law Center, 1971
  • PUBLIC SAFETY: THE FIRST DUTY OF GOVERNMENT -- If government does nothing else, it should at least protect us from crime. As Attorney General, working with local law enforcement, Dan Lungren has helped lead California to its lowest level of crime in 30 years. As Governor, he'll continue fighting for tough laws, judges and effective prevention until every Californian lives in a safe community.
  • EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION -- As Governor, Dan Lungren will bring to the state's faltering public education system the same focus he brought to fighting crime. He will fight for top-to-bottom reform with authority returned to local educators, teachers and parents. Statewide performance standards and traditional, proven curriculum and teaching methods must be restored in our public schools K through 12. Our community colleges, which provide the best dollar-for-dollar educational product in America, must be given the ability to provide a skilled, educated workforce. In short, Dan Lungren will not rest until every parent in California can once again be assured that his or her child's education comes first.
  • GROWING BUSINESS,GOOD JOBS -- California is booming again. As Governor, Dan Lungren's pro-business, pro-growth agenda will mean restraining government's fiscal appetite, cutting back choking regulations on business and passing laws that enable the technological industries of the economy of the future to succeed.
Al Checchi 701,648 votes 12.7%
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  • Party: Democratic (20.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Phone: 213 930-2545; Addr: 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 481, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Jane Harman 682,241 votes 12.3%
  • Party: Democratic (20.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Member of Congress
  • Former Senate Aide to California Senator John Tunney
  • Former Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Carter Administration
  • Former Special Counsel to the Dept. of Defense
  • B.A. in Government, Smith College
  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • Four Children; Daniel Guy (15), Justine (13), Hilary (22), and Brian(24)
  • Making education a lifelong enterprise, providing the tools to learn from early childhood through-out one's life
  • Ensuring that Californians have safe homes, safe streets, and safe schools.
  • Working to build and maintain high-skilled, high wage jobs.
Dan Hamburg 84,411 votes 1.6%
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  • Party: Green (100.0% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Phone: 510 444-7336; Addr: PO Box 3727, Oakland, CA 94609; Email:
Dennis Peron 66,737 votes 1.2%
  • Party: Republican (3.4% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Medical Marijuana Provider
  • Vietnam War Veteran
  • Veteran of the War on Drugs
  • Veteran of the War Against AIDS
  • Author of State Prop 215, passed by 56%
  • Founder of first medical cannabis club in U.S.
  • To end the war on drugs
  • The Environment (Eminent Domain for Headwaters)
  • Education
Steve W. Kubby 43,691 votes 0.8%
  • Party: Libertarian (100.0% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Publisher and Author
  • Lead role in Prop. 215 Campaign
  • Medical rights advocate
  • Pioneer in Outdoor Education
  • Author, "The Politics of Conscousness"
  • State of the World Forum Speaker
  • Community Leader
  • Education--Use vouchers and charter schools to give families more options
  • Public Safety: Make real crimes, with real victims our top priority
  • Taxes: Our 12.5% annual reduction in state taxes and fees will amount to a 50% reduction over 4 years.
James D. Crawford 27,087 votes 0.5%
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  • Party: Republican (1.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Phone: 805 659-6399; Addr: PO Box 3697, Ventura, CA 93006
Charles "Chuck" Pineda, Jr. 22,064 votes 0.3%
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  • Party: Democratic (0.6% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Parole Board Representative
  • Phone: 916 383-4700; Addr: PO Box 277605, Sacramento, CA 95827-7605
Eduardo M. Rivera 20,913 votes 0.3%
  • Party: Republican (1.0% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Attorney at Law
  • Bachelor's degree in Government from CSU at LA, graduate class president
  • Juris Doctor Degree in 1971
  • Worked for Equal Employment Oppty. Commission in Washington, D.C.
  • Director of the EEOC project with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Member of California State Bar and in private practice since 1972
  • Personal income tax attorney, constitutional lawyer
  • As governor, I will instruct all California state government officials and employees to carry out their duties in conformity with our Constitutions. I want all California citizens to regain their freedom.
  • I will bring the California system of taxation into compliance with our Constitutions.
  • I will continue the removal of government indoctrination in public education.
Gloria Estela La Riva 20,058 votes 0.3%
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  • Party: Peace and Freedom (58.1% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Newspaper Printer
  • Phone: 415 821-6545; Addr: 3207 Mission Street #9, San Francisco, CA 94110; Email:
Jeff Williams 18,314 votes 0.3%
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  • Party: Republican (0.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Senior Analyst
  • Phone: 760 373-8331; Addr: 8836 Eucalyptus Avenue, California City, CA 93505
Nathan E. Johnson 18,155 votes 0.3%
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  • Party: American Independent (100.0% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Public Transit Worker
  • Phone: 619 297-7808; Addr: 6406 Friars Road #232, San Diego, CA 92108-1019
Marsha Feinland 14,491 votes 0.2%
  • Party: Peace & Freedom (41.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Teacher/Rent Commissioner
  • Elected member, Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board, 1994-98
  • Union work: Building Representative, Alameda Education Association
  • North State Chair, Peace & Freedom Party
  • Education: M.S. in Education, B.A. in History
  • Mother of a teenager
  • Goal: To live in a democratically run socialist society.
  • Provide for basic human needs of health care, housing, food and education
  • Preservation of clean air and water, forests and ecosystem
  • Equal rights: an end to racism and all forms of discrimination.
Harold H. Bloomfield, MD 11,539 votes 0.2%
  • Party: Natural Law (100.0% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Physician/Psychiatrist/Best selling author
  • Author of 17 books including
  • Healing Anxiety with Herbs
  • Hypericum (St. John's Wort) and Depression
  • Making peace with Your Parents
  • Transendental Meditation
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love
  • Implement preventive health care and herbal medicine to cut costs by 50%
  • Education must unfold the inner genius and emotional literacy of every student
  • Eliminate special interest influence through comprehensive campaign and election reforms
Pia Christina Jensen 11,492 votes 0.2%
  • Party: Democratic (0.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Cotati City Councilwoman
  • Retired Landscaper/Nursery Person
  • Senior in Environmental Studies & Planning
  • Member of Calif. State Univ. Contracts Governance team for California Educational Technology Initiative
  • Fiscal and Legislative Accountability
  • Industry conversion to viable and sustainable economies
  • Bio-regional land use planning coupled with strengthening environmental laws and habitat restoration
Michael "Tiger" Palitz 11,283 votes 0.2%
  • Party: Democratic (0.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman/Entrepreneur
  • Immediately Upon Election, restructure and update school system
  • Immediately upon election restructure payscales and beneifit packages
  • Focus on road beautification and saftey and inner city clean up across the board

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