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California State Government November 3, 1998 General

Attorney General

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Bill Lockyer 4,117,596 votes 51.6%

  • Party: Democratic.
  • Occupation: Lawmaker/Attorney.
  • President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, 1994-1998.
  • Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1985-1994.
  • Supported the death penalty for 30 years, voted for 1,423 more years of prison sentences, wrote "three strikes" legislation for violent criminals.
  • Reformed California's judicial branch by increasing funding for trial courts and speeding up the death penalty appeals process.
  • Toughened penalties for wife beaters, drunk drivers and drug dealers.
  • Authored landmark legislation to fight elder abuse and prevent juvenile violence.
  • GET GUNS OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS--Last year 1,000,000 kids went to school with a gun, too often shattering lives and spreading fear in our communities.
  • ENFORCE THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN--Sensible gun control laws protect our communities and our law enforcement officers.
  • PROVIDE NON-PARTISAN LEADERSHIP AT DOJ--Lockyer will forge consensus to protect victims, consumers, our environment, and a woman's right to choose.
Dave Stirling 3,388,406 votes 42.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Deputy Attorney General
  • California State Assembly
  • General Council of the Agriculture Labor Relations Board
  • Sacramento County Superior Court Judge
  • 1998 Chairman Republican Party Crime & Justice Committee
  • Supporter of "3 Strikes" author Mike Reynolds "10-20-Life" Laws
  • Member of Assembly Judiciary & Criminal Justice Committees
  • Using the bully pulpit of the Attorney General to focus public attention on the challenges facing our children from crime, violence, drugs, and abuse.
  • Working with local law enforcement and schools to provide a safe school environment for our children, including their corridoors to and from school.
  • To reduce the supply of, and the demand for, illegal drugs in California. Toward this end, I am calling for a mandatory 25 years to life prison sentence for any adult who peddles illegal drugs ( heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, etc.) to minors.
Diane Beall Templin 193,980 votes 2.4%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Attorney for 24 years-California &NY
  • American Party Presidential Candidate 1996-State Assembly Candidate 1994
  • Constitutionalist-for Bill of Rights-less Fed gov't.-10thAmend.
  • Liberty Amendment to eliminate Fed Income Tax & IRS
  • Businesswoman-Founder of Advocate's Legal Services
  • Co-founder of Advocate's Ministries-for Seniors & Children
  • Mom of 22 year old and foster mom to 67 children
  • OUR RIGHTS ARE OUR MIGHT- As Attorney General I will protect the rights of Californians & enforce constitution & laws uniformly
  • OUR VOTES ARE OUR VOICE-I will insure that laws and petitions are in plain language so we can understand what we're voting on
  • OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE ACCOUNTABLE- I will work to halt corruption, reform our legal system, reduce crime &- make California a safer place to live
Joseph S. Farina 149,368 votes 1.8%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • U.S. Army 1976-179 Honorable Discharge
  • B.A. University of Maryland 1982
  • J.D. Santa Clara University 1986
  • 10th Assembly District Candidate 1992
  • Concealed weapons permits to all eligible citizens
  • Uphold Propositions 209 and 215
  • Allow gaming on tribal Indian reservations
Robert J. "Bob" Evans 145,281 votes 1.8%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • J.D., 1970, University of California Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law)
  • B.A., 1967, University of California Berkeley
  • Defend public against illegal police conduct
  • Fight the death penalty
  • Organize for a collectively owned and democratically managed economy.

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