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November 3, 1998 General
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Madera County Ballot

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  • Gray Davis, Democratic
    4,858,817 votes 58.0%
  • Dan Lungren, Republican
    3,216,749 votes 38.4%
  • Dan Hamburg, Green
    104,117 votes 1.3%
  • Steve W. Kubby, Libertarian
    73,823 votes 0.9%
  • Gloria Estela La Riva, Peace and Freedom
    59,181 votes 0.7%
  • Philip Ashamallah, Democratic (Write-In)
    50,434 votes 0.7%
  • Nathan E. Johnson, American Independent
    37,955 votes 0.4%
  • Harold H. Bloomfield, Natural Law
    31,226 votes 0.3%
  • Gale Shangold (Write-In)
  • Lark D. Jursek (Write-In)
  • Holden Charles Hollom (Write-In)

Lieutenant Governor

  • Cruz M. Bustamante, Democratic
    4,288,899 votes 52.7%
  • Tim Leslie, Republican
    3,159,789 votes 38.9%
  • Sara Amir, Green
    247,702 votes 3.1%
  • Thomas M. Tryon, Libertarian
    167,457 votes 2.0%
  • Jaime Luis Gomez, Peace and Freedom
    109,826 votes 1.3%
  • George M. McCoy, American Independent
    92,293 votes 1.1%
  • James J. Mangia, Reform
    74,148 votes 0.9%
  • Eli Green (Write-In)
    63,688 votes 0.9%

Secretary of State

  • Bill Jones, Republican
    3,783,665 votes 47.1%
  • Michela Alioto, Democratic
    3,693,927 votes 45.9%
  • Gail K. Lightfoot, Libertarian
    216,751 votes 2.7%
  • Jane Ann Bialosky, Natural Law
    103,523 votes 1.3%
  • Carolyn Rae Short, American Independent
    100,225 votes 1.2%
  • Israel Feuer, Peace and Freedom
    78,788 votes 0.9%
  • Valli Sharpe-Geisler, Reform
    72,924 votes 0.9%

State Controller

  • Kathleen Connell, Democratic
    4,874,097 votes 61.0%
  • Ruben Barrales, Republican
    2,652,115 votes 33.2%
  • Pamela J. Pescosolido, Libertarian
    147,343 votes 1.9%
  • Alfred L. "Al" Burgess, American Independent
    108,795 votes 1.3%
  • Denise L. Jackson, Reform
    100,644 votes 1.2%
  • C. T. Weber, Peace and Freedom
    68,697 votes 0.8%
  • Iris Adam, Natural Law
    50,955 votes 0.6%

State Treasurer

Attorney General

Insurance Commissioner

  • Chuck Quackenbush, Republican
    4,005,343 votes 49.9%
  • Diane Martinez, Democratic
    3,518,178 votes 43.8%
  • Dale F. Ogden, Libertarian
    169,867 votes 2.2%
  • Barbara Bourdette, Natural Law
    130,755 votes 1.6%
  • Gary R. Ramos, Peace and Freedom
    116,036 votes 1.4%
  • Merton D. Short, American Independent
    92,950 votes 1.1%

Board of Equalization; District 2

  • Dean Andal, Republican
    1,040,705 votes 55.3%
  • Tom Y. Santos, Democratic
    844,090 votes 44.7%

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

US Legislative

United States Senator

  • Barbara Boxer, Democratic
    4,410,056 votes 53.1%
  • Matt Fong, Republican
    3,575,078 votes 43.1%
  • Ted Brown, Libertarian
    93,926 votes 1.2%
  • Timothy R. Erich, Reform
    82,918 votes 1.0%
  • H. Joseph Perrin, Sr., American Independent
    54,699 votes 0.6%
  • Ophie C. Beltran, Peace and Freedom
    48,685 votes 0.5%
  • Brian M. Rees, Natural Law
    46,543 votes 0.5%

United States Representative; District 18

  • Gary A. Condit, Democratic
    118,842 votes 86.8%
  • Linda M. Degroat, Libertarian
    18,089 votes 13.2%

United States Representative; District 19

  • George Radanovich, Republican
    131,105 votes 79.4%
  • Jonathan Richter, Libertarian
    34,044 votes 20.6%

CA Legislative

State Senator; District 12

  • Dick Monteith, Republican
    110,690 votes 53.1%
  • Sal Cannella, Democratic
    91,623 votes 43.9%
  • Mary Lee Gowland, Libertarian
    6,389 votes 3.0%

State Senator; District 16

  • Jim Costa, Democratic
    92,163 votes 72.0%
  • Gregg Palmer, Republican
    36,005 votes 28.0%

Member of the State Assembly; District 25

  • George House, Republican
    75,775 votes 61.9%
  • Wesley Firch, Democratic
    42,935 votes 35.1%
  • Jonathan Ira Zwickel, Libertarian
    2,013 votes 1.6%
  • Leonard M. Surratt, Reform
    1,768 votes 1.4%

Member of the State Assembly; District 30


California Supreme Court

Justice, California State Court of Appeal; District 5

State Propositions

Proposition 1A Class Size Reduction Kindergarten- University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 1998.
4,886,570 / 62.5% Yes votes ...... 2,934,131 / 37.5% No votes
This nine billion two hundred million dollar ($9,200,000,000) bond issue will provide funding for necessary education facilities for at least four years for class size reduction, to relieve overcrowding and accommodate student enrollment growth and to repair older schools and for wiring and cabling for education technology. Funds will also be used to upgrade and build new classrooms in community colleges, the California State University, and the University of California. These bonds may be used only for eligible construction projects. Fiscal Impact: State cost of about $15.2 billion to pay off both the principal ($9.2 billion) and interest ($6 billion) on the bonds. The average payment for principal and interest over 25 years would be about $600 million per year. State cost of $160 million to offset all or part of school-related development fees borne by certain homebuyers and renters.

Proposition 1 Property Taxes: Contaminated Property.
5,366,159 / 71.1% Yes votes ...... 2,185,831 / 28.9% No votes
Amends article XIII A of the Constitution, added by Proposition 13, to allow repair or replacement of environmentally-contaminated property or structures without increasing the tax valuation of original or replacement property. Fiscal Impact: Property tax revenue losses probably less than $1 million annually in the near term to schools, counties, cities, and special districts. School revenue losses (about half of total) would be made up by the state.

Proposition 2 Transportation: Funding.
5,519,390 / 75.4% Yes votes ...... 1,801,685 / 24.6% No votes
Imposes repayment conditions on loans of transportation revenues to the General Fund and local entities. Designates local transportation funds as trust funds and requires a transportation purpose for their use. Fiscal Impact: Not likely to have any fiscal impact on state and local governments.

Proposition 3 Partisan Presidential Primary Elections.
3,424,127 / 46.1% Yes votes ...... 3,994,091 / 53.9% No votes
Changes existing open primary law to require closed, partisan primary for purposes of selecting delegates to national political party presidential nominating conventions. Limits voting for such delegates to voters registered by political party. Provides partisan ballots to be voted only by members of the particular party. Fiscal Impact: Minor costs to state and county governments statewide.

Proposition 4 Trapping Practices. Bans Use of Specified Traps and Animal Poisons.
4,485,030 / 57.5% Yes votes ...... 3,324,133 / 42.5% No votes
Prohibits trapping fur-bearing or nongame mammals with specified traps. Prohibits commerce in fur of animals so trapped. Generally prohibits steel-jawed leghold traps on mammals. Prohibits use of specified poisons on animals. Fiscal Impact: Unknown state and local costs of several hundred thousand to in the range of a couple of million dollars annually, depending on workload and effectiveness of alternative trapping methods.

Proposition 5 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. Tribal Casinos.
5,090,452 / 62.4% Yes votes ...... 3,070,358 / 37.6% No votes
Specifies terms and conditions of mandatory compact between state and Indian tribes for gambling on tribal land. Allows slot machines and banked card games at tribal casinos. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain impact on state and local revenues, depending on the growth in gambling on Indian lands in California. Effect could range from little impact to significant annual revenue increases.

Proposition 6 Criminal Law. Prohibition on Slaughter of Horses and Sale of Horsemeat for Human Consumption.
4,670,524 / 59.4% Yes votes ...... 3,194,570 / 40.6% No votes
Makes possession, transfer, or receipt of horses for slaughter for human consumption a felony. Makes sale of horsemeat for human consumption a misdemeanor. Fiscal Impact: Probably minor, if any, law enforcement and incarceration costs.

Proposition 7 Air Quality Improvement. Tax Credits.
3,313,816 / 43.6% Yes votes ...... 4,282,557 / 56.4% No votes
Authorizes $218 million in state tax credits annually, until January 2011, to encourage air-emissions reductions through the acquisition, conversion, and retrofitting of vehicles and equipment. Fiscal Impact: Annual state revenue loss averaging tens of millions to over a hundred million dollars, to beyond 2010. Annually, through 2010-11: state cost of about $4.7 million; additional local revenues, potentially in the millions of dollars. Potential unknown long-term savings.

Proposition 8 Public Schools. Permanent Class Size Reduction. Parent-Teacher Councils. Teacher Credentialing. Pupil Suspension for Drug Possession. Chief Inspector's Office.
2,913,430 / 36.8% Yes votes ...... 4,989,466 / 63.2% No votes
Permanent class size reduction funding for districts establishing parent-teacher councils. Requires testing for teacher credentialing; pupil suspension for drug possession. Fiscal Impact: Creates up to $60 million in new state programs, offset in part by existing funds and fees. Local school districts' costs potentially in the high tens of millions of dollars annually.

Proposition 9 Electric Utilities. Assessments. Bonds.
2,064,623 / 26.5% Yes votes ...... 5,710,140 / 73.5% No votes
Prohibits assessment of taxes, bonds, surcharges to pay costs of nuclear power plants. Limits recovery by electric companies for costs of non-nuclear power plants. Prohibits issuance of rate reduction bonds. Fiscal Impact: State government net revenue reductions potentially in the high tens of millions of dollars annually through 2001-02. Local government net revenue reductions potentially in the tens of millions of dollars annually through 2001-02.

Proposition 10 State and County Early Childhood Development Programs. Additional Tobacco Surtax.
4,042,466 / 50.5% Yes votes ...... 3,962,738 / 49.5% No votes
Creates state and county commissions to establish early childhood development and smoking prevention programs. Imposes additional taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: New revenues and expenditures of $400 million in 1998-99 and $750 million annually. Reduced revenues for Proposition 99 programs of $18 million in 1998-99 and $7 million annually. Other minor revenue increases and potential unknown savings.

Proposition 11 Local Sales and Use Taxes-- Revenue Sharing
3,896,675 / 53.4% Yes votes ...... 3,408,640 / 46.6% No votes
This measure would authorize local governments to voluntarily enter into sales tax revenue sharing agreements by a two-thirds vote of the local city council or board of supervisors of each participating jurisdiction. Fiscal Impact: No net change in total sales tax revenues going to cities and counties. Potential shift of sales tax revenues among cities and counties.

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