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California State Government November 3, 1998 General

Secretary of State

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Bill Jones 3,783,665 votes 47.1%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Secretary of State
  • To have 100% of eligible voters participate each election. Secretary Bill Jones has implemented an unprecedented voter outreach program to register new voters. More than 1,000,000 citizens have registered since Bill Jones took office in 1994.
  • Eliminate voter fraud. Secretary Jones has referred more than 130 voter fraud cases to District Attorneys.
  • Secretary Jones is working to improve services to the public. Including the opening of a new customer service center that provides one stop shopping for all Secretary of State Agency functions.
Michela Alioto 3,693,927 votes 45.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Congressional Candidate for 1st District 1996
  • Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Gore 1993-1995
  • Seconded Vice President's Nomination at Democrat Convention 1996
  • Anthropology BA from UCLA 1992
  • Member of National Women's Political Caucus, Women's Leadership Forum and EMILY's List
  • Partner in a wine business
  • Make voting easier and more accessible through communications technology and electoral innovations
  • Reach out to non-voters, minorities and the young
  • Modernize and streamline voter registration and business filing practices
Gail K. Lightfoot 216,751 votes 2.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Registered Nurse
  • LPC Chair, 1990, 1995-1996
  • Charter member LP
  • studies in Early Childhood Education
  • studies in Political Science
  • mother of three , grandmother of five
  • coordinated regional training sessions, 1994
  • easy to understand voter and candidate materials
  • permanent absentee voting status for any voter
  • unlimited contributions from individuals
Jane Ann Bialosky 103,523 votes 1.3%
  • Party: Natural Law
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Phone: (805) 969-3434; Addr: P.O. Box 5283, Santa Barbara, CA 93150; Email:
Carolyn Rae Short 100,225 votes 1.2%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
Israel Feuer 78,788 votes 0.9%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Political Reform Educator
Valli Sharpe-Geisler 72,924 votes 0.9%
  • Party: Reform
  • Occupation: Educator/Technology Coordinator
  • Phone: (408) 997-9267; Addr: 4718 Meridian Avenue #228, San Jose, CA 95118; Email:

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