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California State Government October 7, 2003 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Rich Gosse

Candidate for
Recall of Gray Davis; State of California

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I was born in 1949 in San Francisco. At an early age I caught the political bug and volunteered in a presidential campaign. By age 15 I was the captain of several precincts in San Francisco. Then I founded a political organization that spread to high schools throughout the Bay Area. I majored in Government at college, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of San Francisco in 1970.

Then I turned to the teaching profession. During my nine year career as a school teacher, I also earned a Master's Degree in Secondary Education from San Francisco State University. I also studied crime, which was a problem of particular interest. I co-founded Citizens Against Crime, Inc., a non-profit, and campaigned statewide for a reduction in crime.
While still a school teacher, I began attending a singles club that met at the local church. Within a year I was elected Chairman of the club. I then founded American Singles Education, Inc., the world's largest non-profit singles organization, and still serve as its Chairman. I have taught classes for single adults at 61 colleges throughout California and Nevada. I am the only man who travels worldwide educating singles. I am the author of eight books for romantic eligibles, including "Singles Guide to America," "You CAN Hurry Love," and "A Good Man Is EASY to Find" ("This is a great book! - Oprah Winfrey).
For over 20 years I was the proverbial "mechanic whose car doesn't run." I was teaching tens of thousands of romantic eligibles how to find love, but was still single. Until the lucky day in 1998 that I met my wife-to-be Debby, at one of my singles conventions. We have been happy every since.
But marriage hasn't diminished my concern for the needs of single people. I still teach classes for singles. I also publish "Possibilities," California's only singles magazine. And I conduct over 100 singles conventions, parties, and events for singles each year (please visit my website, One of my main reasons for running for Governor is that someone has to stand up for the 42% of the population that is single and neglected by all the politicans!

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