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LWV League of Women Voters of California
California State Government October 7, 2003 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Michael Cheli

Candidate for
Recall of Gray Davis; State of California

This information is provided by the candidate

Hello, my name is Michael Cheli, a sixth generation Californian, running for governor. As Governor, I will work hard to make a positive difference in peoples lives. I support

constitutional principles of life, liberty and property; and America's traditional moral values. As a non-partisan, I'll cross all party lines in order to procure the best

solutions for the challenges facing California. My first task as Governor will be to reduce my own salary by 10%. I will hold town hall meetings to address the real

concerns of California citizens. No new taxes or more government programs. We need to cut California's wasteful spending, upgrade our credit rating, and restore fiscal

accountability. I have not accepted any money for this campaign, as I want to keep California the golden state, not the beholden state to special interests. I'll work to

improve California's schools and will hold schools accountable for how they spend our tax dollars. Let's provide children instruction in the basics, as well as trade and

technology courses, and preserve arts, sports, and electives. I want to give all teenagers further incentive to graduate high school, by providing a scholarship fund upon

graduation, to be used towards the trade school or college of their choice. I'll work to improve health care and protect Social Security and Medicare. I will work closely

with police, sheriffs, and firefighters to protect local communities. Freedom is not free, and I'm proud to support our troops. I will support the President in the war on

terror, while working to safeguard the Bill of rights. I'll defend our environment while respecting the rights of the people to use and enjoy it. I think we ought to fuel the

entrepreneurial spirit in California and promote small businesses, job growth and innovation. I'll work to streamline California's business tax code in order to make it

easier to do business in California. This will encourage established firms to stay, new ones to start, and those out of state to relocate here. I'd be honored to serve

California's citizens. I would appreciate your consideration, in voting

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