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California State Government November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter John Garamendi

Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor; State of California

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • 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
Top Priorities if Elected
  • 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.
Key Endorsements
  • Vice President Al Gore
  • California Teachers Association
  • California Professional Firefighters
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