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San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Smart Voter Official Statement for Dennis Zell

Candidate for
State Senator; District 8

This is a copy of information submitted to elections officials by the candidate


Occupation: Attorney At Law

Education and Qualifications: Remember how mad you were when the lights went out and your electricity bill doubled? Are you frustrated about California schools being amongst the worst in the nation even though our state taxes are amongst the highest? Do you believe that we need stronger laws to protect our children? Do you believe it's time for change?

With your vote, you can change the status quo! Don't be impressed by all the little things that have been done, while the big problems have ruined the economy and bankrupted the state. Reckless spending has turned a $9 billion surplus into a $24 billion deficit in three years. The $33 billion difference could have been used to extend B.A.R.T., but instead was squandered.

If elected, my priority will be to reform our public school system by breaking up large urban districts, exposing waste, equalizing school funding, and returning control back to local school boards. My plan will limit class size to 25 and increase teachers' salaries to between $50,000 and $80,000 per year, without raising taxes.

I'll protect your children by proposing a tough new "one-strike" law to put child molesters in prison for life so they can never hurt any child again.

I'm the proud father of two small children, and the lucky husband of their wonderful mother Bridget. I'll bring new ideas and common sense to Sacramento to make California a better, safer place to live. Don't be left in the dark again. Vote for change. Vote for Zell!

/s/ Dennis Zell

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