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California State Government June 6, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Michael S. Strimling

Candidate for
Governor; Democratic Party

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Attorney, former Peace Corps Legal Advisor to two Provinces
  • UC BERKELEY Law Degree Boalt Hall, Uof Chicago (Dean's Honor List), U.C. SANTA CRUZ (B.A. honors) only candidate from UC; LA public schools
  • PROGRESSIVE.Judge Pro Tem Arbitrator Mediator, complex litigation for individuals, public agencies, companies, homeowner associations & union members.
  • STAFF ATTORNEY FOR APPELLATE & TRIAL COURTS for 5 Years, handling broad variety of civil and criminal matters.
  • U.S.PEACE CORPS Legal Advisor;State Bar Committee on Administration of Justice; San Francisco and Alameda Bar commendations for pro bono work for poor
  • LAW PRACTICE in Superor Courts in 11 California Counties, Federal Courts, US Court of Claims in Washington DC, Courts of Appeal
  • A TRAINED LAWYER who knows class actions, environmental, condemnation, construction, injury, financial, family, probate, civil rights laws
Top Priorities if Elected
  • THAT CORPORATIONS PAY TAX at true value of property, not low rates of 30 years ago under Prop 13, to reduce other taxes & pay for health and schools
  • SCHOOLS NOT JAILS: educate, train for jobs, rehabilitate, pardon the repentant, a moratorium on expensive new prisons and biased capital punishment
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, WORKERS RIGHTS. AGAINST THE WAR AND WIRETAPPING. Support transit, environment, privacy, choice, childcare, eldercare.
Key Endorsements
  • Support from Progressive Voters throughout the State
  • This Campaign Seeks the Endorsement of the Voters for Progressive Policies
Position Papers
Proposition 13 was for Homeowners, Not Corporations
Hit the blue links to read position papers or go to California has a continual lack of money because corporate taxes are falling - this must be reversed or the State and education will continue to spiral downward
The State is Being Bankrupted by Prisons and Capital Punishment
California Prisons have expanded 800% in the last two decades, with little increase in safety but great costs. We cannot live this way, we cannot educate our workforce or progress with the extra $6 billion a year spent on criminal sentences that are harsher than any other State and a death penalty not practiced in 21 States or any other modern country.
Universal Rights to Healthcare, Fair Hours and Benefits
Workers and families have right to fair pay, health care, fair hours, time for loved ones and pensions. ADDED BONUS: Mike Strimling's Email from Monday, March 31, 2003, as the Iraq War Started
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