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California State Government June 6, 2006 Election
Lieutenant Governor; Democratic Party Voter Information

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Democratic party, or as "Decline to State" requesting a Democratic ballot at your polling location.

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Results as of Jul 13 4:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (23124/23124)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John Garamendi Click here for more information about this candidate 1,045,097 votes 42.6%

  • Occupation: California State Insurance Commissioner
  • Issued a comprehensive report on the state of health care in California, "Priced Out: The Crisis in California Health Care"
  • 1995, Appointed by President Bill Clinton to the number two position in the U.S. Department of the Interior, Deputy Secretary
  • Elected to the California State Assembly in 1974 and the State Senate in 1976
  • Received MBA from Harvard Business School
  • Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia with wife, Patti
  • Graduate of UC Berkeley where he was an All-Conference football player and champion wrestler
  • California must have the best education system so our workers can compete with knowledge and skill in the competitive world market place.
  • We must maintain the environmental quality of our Golden State.
  • I will work toward every Californian having universal access to affordable health care.
Jackie Speier Click here for more information about this candidate 975,530 votes 39.7%
  • Occupation: California State Senator
  • Assistant Pro-Tem of the Senate
  • Continue Fighting for Consumer Protection
  • Be the Guardian of Higher Education
  • Keep Government Accountable to the People It Serves
Liz Figueroa Click here for more information about this candidate 436,849 votes 17.7%
  • Occupation: California State Senator
  • Fought for California children and working families throughout my entire career.
  • Daughter of Salvadoran immigrants, I went to my first day of school not knowing a word of English.
  • I worked hard, overcame obstacles, and became the first Latina from Northern California elected to the Legislature
  • I'm a mother and a grandmother, and now I'm trying to take the fight for California's chidlren and working families to the statewide level.
  • Use the office of Lt. Governor to fight for California's children and working families.
  • Use my position as a UC Regent to fight against the scandals and waste that have recently come to light
  • Use my position on the State Lands Commission and the California Coastal Commission to protect our environment, coastline, and natural resources.

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