State of California (Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba Counties) March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Merita A. Callaway

Candidate for
State Senator; District 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Calaveras County Supervisor
  • Retired PG&E Mother Lode Manager
  • B.S. University of San Francisco&Second. Cred.
  • Exec. Bd. Ca. State Assoc. of Counties
  • Pres. of Sacto/Mother Lode Assoc. of Counties
  • Calaveras Fish & Game Commission
  • Active in many org e.g, Humane/Wine/Library
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Return of local property taxes to cities, counties and special districts
  • Health Care that is accessible, affordable ex: universal health care
  • Funding for local roads/transportation - priorities set locally
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Position Papers
Return of property tax to cities, counties and special districts
Since 1992/93 the State has taken $422 million in property tax from the Senate District; must negotiate a return.
Health Care
We only have a community and an economy if we have affordable and accessible health care for all Californians.
Roads and Transportation
$100 billion is needed in transportation. The cities & counties must have a say in how $$ are spent as well as regional views to transporation corridors.
Key Endorsements
  • T.Bailey, L.Thein, T. Tryon, P. Humphreys,L.Boitano, R. Bloomfield-Supv
  • Terry Cook, Eric Jung, Adrea Lawrence, Tom Taylor, former Cty Superv.
  • State Senator Pat Johnson, Johan Klehs-St. Bd. of Equalization
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Campaign Contact Information
Website: http://www.meritacallaway.com
E-mail: callaway@goldrush.com

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