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LWV League of Women Voters of California
California State Government October 7, 2003 Election
 Smart Voter Ralph A. Hernandez

Candidate for
Recall of Gray Davis; State of California

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: District Attorney Inspector
  • 47 years varied political experience, 33+ years Law Enforcement Officer
  • Received a personal Commendation from F.B.I. Director Clarence M. Kelley in mid 1970s
  • B.A. Degree, Criminal Justice, Cal. State University at Sacramento, 1981
  • A.A. Degree, Administration of Justice, Diablo Valley Jr. College, 1975
  • Married, 5 children, many grandchildren (one deceased)
  • Formerly an Elected Official - City Council & Redevelopment Agency Member, as well as Emergency Standby City Council and Redev. Agency Member
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Budget reform - State must live within its means, like we all have to do.
  • Absolutely, positively, no Tax increases (even disguised ones proposed).
  • Complete accountability, at all levels, to the People of this State!
Key Endorsements
  • "Citizens For Democracy" organization, a volunteer tax fighting group.
  • My wife, children, grandchildren and family members.
  • Many of the People whom I've worked for over these many years in politics.
Position Papers
Budget Reform - Living Within Our Means, As We All Have To Do!
We all have to live within our means, and the State should have to do the same with the taxes that they take from us!
No Tax increases - Absolutely, positively, none (even disguised ones proposed).
The People are Taxed way too much. More Taxes won't solve our problems. More Taxes means less money in your pockets! I also oppose those that are disguised Taxes. Vote "NO" to any more of these increases. It is time that the State live within its means. More Taxes aren't the answer! I'll fight any Tax increases. I support reducing Taxes (such as the unfair tripling of the Vehicle Licensing fees).
I insist upon accountability by Elected Officials and employees, at all levels, to the People of this State.
The People of this State, Counties, Cities, Districts, etc., are the "bosses" of all Elected Officials and public employees. The People must therefore be given the respect and accountability by its employees! In a Democratic society, and in government, it is not up to them as to what the People are entitled to know or not know. The People have a right to & do demand responsiveness by its employees.
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