Orange County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Jack Roberts

Candidate for
State Senator; District 33

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Political philosophy: Everyone in this great state who wants to work should have a job or be training for one. They should receive an honest day's pay for an honest day's work. In the year 2000, women should never have to worry about equal pay for equal work and we shouldn't let another year go by without insuring that this is a reality.

California has the seventh largest budget in the world, yet we have an education system, which in some areas ranks right alongside Mississippi. This cannot continue if we expect our children to be prepared for this 21st Century. I not only want to help make it better--I want to insure that no Californian will be turned away because they can't afford an education. Politicians should stay out of the classroom but insure that the educator has the tools to teach. Magnet trade schools need to be established for those students who are not college bound and El Toro could be just the place to start.

State budget surpluses should be returned to the cities and counties, which have suffered from lost property tax revenues since 1991 when the state was in dire straits because of a recession. Now is the time to make things right. This philosophy could change if Proposition 26 doesn't pass; then the monies should be split with the public schools to repair infrastructures.

As stated before, seniors should never have to worry about health care or prescription cost in California. They're our Moms and Dads and we all want them to have dignified lives because they brought us to where we are today.

I believe any reproductive matters are between a woman and her doctor and her God.

I believe gays and lesbians deserve to be treated with the same rights to civil and human dignity as anyone else in the state.

And, I believe we must have reasonable gun control laws, which includes the new law signed by Governor Davis requiring trigger locks on guns in the home. It is a child safety law that is long overdue.

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