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Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Trinity Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter Patty Berg

Candidate for
Member; California State Assembly; District 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Social Worker
  • Founding Director of the Humboldt/Del Norte Area Agency on Aging
  • Wrote Humboldt County Crime Prevention Plan and Chaired its first Crime Commission
  • Founded Humboldt County's first Pro-Choice PAC
  • Developed California's first K-12 comprehensive family life education curriculum
  • Led successful "No on Measure J" Campaign, keeping Wal-Mart out of Eureka
  • Served on the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and helped write its first legislative platform
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Health care and delivery of services to seniors, children and families
  • Education-California currently ranks 36th in the Nation in per pupil spending. We used to be number 1. We need to be again.
  • Economic development while protecting the coast and Environment
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Key Endorsements
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Nurses Association
  • California Teachers Association
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Position Papers
"California was once the nation's leader in public education. It needs to be again. As the next Assemblywoman from the North Coast, I'll fight to restore school funding putting our children first" - Patty Berg
"The state's population is currently at 35 million and increasing by more than five million a decade. The impact of increased growth on our communities and our environment has not yet been fully addressed. What can we do to preserve our natural surroundings and prepare for growth of this magnitude? That should be the basic question underlying our public policymaking." - Patty Berg
Health Care/Aging & Long Term Care
Our goal must be universal access to high-quality, affordable health care for all. We must evaluate new models of health care delivery for our state and rural counties. As well, California must adequately plan for the aging of its population. Heading off this potential `demographic train wreck' is at the very top of my agenda." - Patty Berg
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