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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Orange County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
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Michele Martinez
Answers Questions

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 69


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.
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Questions & Answers

1. How will you prioritize the budget choices the Legislature must make to align the state’s income and spending?

I support performance-based budgeting that will provide clear goals and performance measures for state programs. I also support steps to aggressively grow our economy and create new jobs, which will be a source for new and stable revenues that can be invested in keeping our schools and neighborhoods safe. California's budget must be reformed. We need to start with accountability and revenue standards that will identify what is working and eliminate wasteful government spending.

2. What types of changes or reforms, if any, do you think are important to make our state government function more effectively?

We need to reform our budgeting process to eliminate wasteful government spending and bring increased accountability to state programs. Our schools can't afford another round of funding cuts and we need to work to make sure more money is directly invested in our classrooms.

4. What other major issues do you think the Legislature must address? What are your own priorities?

We need to keep our kids safe and make sure they have a good start in life. I am running for Assembly to stop cuts to education funding, reduce the size of school bureaucracy so more money goes directly into the classroom, expand access to anti-gang programs in local schools and increase prison terms for sex offenders.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. References to opponents are not permitted.

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