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Alameda County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Member; California State Assembly; District 16

The questions were prepared by the the 7 Leagues of Women Voters of Alameda County and asked of all candidates for this office.

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1. If you are elected, what programs would you propose or support to serve at-risk youth who may end up in the juvenile justice system?

Answer from Richard E. Armstrong:

Give each individual a good second chance. I take a hard approach toward those who flaunt lawlessness. If they can try and go straight, I see a future for these individuals. If they choose to continue in a lawless fashion, then I see no reason why the government should continue to assist them in this lifestyle.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. Direct reference to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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