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San Francisco County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
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I Ask For Your Vote.

By Tom Ammiano

Candidate for Member of the State Assembly; District 13

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I am someone who has a legislative history of getting things done.
I ask for you to vote for me for State Assembly because I am a person who gets things done. I am someone who gets stakeholders together to address problems and come up with solutions. Working with others, we have:

Passed into law the Health Care Access program, making San Francisco the first city in America to provide universal health care access.

Were pioneers to create more affordable housing and protect the rights of tenants.

Won passage of the most comprehensive living wage law in the nation that established the principle that no one should be paid less than it costs to survive.

Authored San Francisco's landmark domestic partners law, a hard-won victory that broke new ground in civil rights for gays and lesbians.

Spearheaded District Elections, the system that finally broke downtown's stranglehold on City Hall and brought neighborhood concerns back into City Government.

Sponsored sweeping campaign finance reform and ethics laws to minimize the influence of special interest money on elections and to open government to public participation .

Authored "Great Schools for a Great City" which is a national model of how city government can share and provide resources to public schools.

Authored the creation of the "Rainy Day Fund" in 2003 which required San Francisco to bank money during high revenue years to be used for a "Rainy Day". We are in rainy day times now and because of this fund, we were able to allocate about $19 million dollars to public schools, making us the only urban school district to not have lay offs.

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