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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Gray Davis

Candidate for
Governor; State of California

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As Governor, I've worked hard to make a difference in people's lives. In education, we've reduced class sizes, demanded more accountability and made historic investments in teacher recruitment and training. There's more to do, but we've increased funding by 30% and student achievement scores are up three years in a row.

I've expanded 10-fold the Healthy Families Program for uninsured children, provided one million kids with health insurance and established the first agency in America to help patients fight their HMO - and win.

I've signed the nation's toughest gun laws, banning assault weapons and requiring trigger locks.

To preserve our environment, I've signed tough new laws cleaning up our beaches, signed the nation's first law reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sued the federal government to block more offshore drilling.

As a strongly pro-choice Governor, I've signed seven new laws further protecting a women's right to choose.

As a Vietnam veteran, I'm pleased we've improved our veterans' homes and are building five more. To keep you safe, I've blocked the early release of murderers and deployed the National Guard after the attacks of Sept. 11.

I'm privileged to be endorsed by nearly every major public safety organization representing cops on the beat, County Sheriffs, Police Chiefs and firefighters, as well as many District Attorneys.

I'm proud California's economy has grown from the 7th to the 5th largest in the world over the last four years. I would be honored to continue working with you to keep the Golden State moving forward.

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