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State of California March 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Board of Equalization; District 2; Republican Party Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6290/6290)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bill Leonard 368,441 votes 60%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Member, California State Legislature
  • 1997-98 - Served as Assembly Republican Leader
  • 1990-96 - Served as Senate Republican Caucus Chair
  • Consolidate all of California's tax agencies into one under the direction of an elected Commission.
  • Make the Board of Equalization more user friendly so that all taxpayers get the same fair treatment.
  • Protect taxpayers from those who would extend sales taxes into new areas like the Internet and services.
Edward J. "Ted" Costa 246,084 votes 40%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: C.E.O., Taxpayers Organization
  • Phone: 916-482-6175; Addr: 6929 Larkspur Avenue, Citrus Heights, CA 95610; Email:

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