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LWV League of Women Voters of California
San Francisco County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Ed Jew

Candidate for
Supervisor; County of San Francisco; District 4

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I believe that during the city's current budget deficit, public money shouldn't be spent on political campaigns. That's why I have refused public money to finance my campaign. Why should anyone take public money when the city is facing budget cuts in services to families, children and seniors? We could fund programs for victims of domestic violence with this money.

What I advocate is fiscal responsibility. We need to re-prioritize our spending, cut waste and make department heads accountable for their budgets. It's an outrage that approximately 300 special assistants are receiving salaries of $100,000 plus, and have been awarded performance bonuses at a time when city services are threatened to be cut because our city is in a deficit which is projected to last 3 more years. I want to operate our city budget with a surplus.

I see this election as an opportunity to turn our city around in a direction to protect our quality of life and re-open the doors of opportunity for our families. My vision for San Francisco is one where you can buy a home, start a family business and send your children to neighborhood schools, and live on clean and safe streets.

When I think of my 4 1/2 year old daughter, I wonder if those opportunities will be there. I think they will be if we can turn the city around by working together to have our voices heard at City Hall.

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