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California State Government November 7, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Forrest Hill

Candidate for
Secretary of State; State of California

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Financial Advisor
  • Ph.D. from MIT in Biological Oceanography
  • Former research scientist, Institute of Theoretical Dynamics at UC Davis
  • Developer of salmon recovery models for the California Department of Fish and Game, the Sonoma County Water Agency, and the Nez Pearce Indians
  • Specialize in Socially Responsible Investing using investments for economic, social, and environmental transformation
  • Published author of articles on voting systems and election reform
  • Former member of the United Transpiration Union
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Ensuring our voting systems are accurate, accessible, and produce a voter verified paper ballot
  • Ending corporate control of political campaigns through Clean Money legislation
  • Increasing political diversity through Instant Runoff Voting and proportional voting
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Key Endorsements
  • Matt Gonzalez former President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond City Council member and Mayoral candidate
  • Nativo Lopez, President of the Mexican American Political Association
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Position Papers
Accurate Vote Counting: A Basis Civil Right
Paper ballots marked on precinct-counted optical scanners are the most reliable, user friendly and cost-effective of the voting technologies available. These systems by definition produce a voter verified paper ballot, can be easily modified to accommodate Rank Choice Voting and can be accompanied with various language options and ballot marking devices for people with disabilities.
Key Democratic Reforms
As Secretary of State I would work to enact three major voting reforms - public financing of elections, Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) for statewide races, and Proportional Voting for the legislature.
Moving Beyond the "Lesser of Two Evils"
Today the U.S. is the only developed nation in the world that dose not have a multi-party system. This is a direst result of the "winner-take-all" voting system we use to elect our representatives to office. Our election system creates the illusion of Red and Blue states by ignoring the full spectrum of political views held by voters. We need to implement an election system that enhances political diversity and provides full representation for all our citizens.
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