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Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter Barbara S. Matthews

Candidate for
Member; California State Assembly; District 17

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Lawmaker
  • Barbara Matthews was elected to represent the 17th Assembly District of the California State Legislature November, 2000.
  • She Chairs the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and the Assembly Select Committee on the Future of Farming in California.
  • She is a member of the Higher Education, Water, Entertainment, and Veterans Affairs Committees.
  • Barbara is a member of the Board of Directors of Tracy's Arts Leadership Alliance and a member of Soroptimist International of Tracy-Daybreak.
  • Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Barbara worked in the grocery business for 21 years. She was the Government Relations Manager for Albertson's
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • This year, I was a sponsor of Proposition 42, which requires that state gasoline sales taxes be spent improving our highways, local streets, and mass
  • As a sponsor of a new Jarvis Initiative, I'm qualifying a proposition to raise the Homeowners' Property Tax Exemption from $7,000 to $32,000
  • In 2001, when I saw how energy producers were overcharging for electricity, without anyone doing anything about it, I sued.
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