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State of California June 3, 2014 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 1 Voter Information

A runoff will be held on 11/4/2014 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes. The runoff will be held even if one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election.
The BOE administers more than 30 tax and fee programs that generate revenue essential to our state.

Results as of Jul 1 4:10pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6239/6239)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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George Runner Click here for more information about this candidate 608,637 votes 59.8%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Member, State Board of Equalization
  • Working to ensure fair tax policy at the Board of Equalization
  • Author of Jessica's Law - One of America's Toughest and Most Comprehensive Sex Offender Control Laws - Approved as Prop 83 by More Than 70% of Voters
  • Author of Amber Alert - Produced More Than 200 Successful Reunions of Parents with Their Missing Children
  • Author of Military Tuition Law - Provides Permanent Exemption from Non-Resident Tuition at All CA Public Universities for Active Military Personnel
  • Founder and Chairman of the Board of Desert Christian Schools 1978-Present; Assemblyman 1996-2002; Senator 2004-2010; BOE Member 2011-Present
  • Married to Sharon for 41 Years; Father of Son Micah, Daughter-in-Law Sandy, Daughter Rebekah, Son-In-Law James; Grandfather of Four
  • Ensure taxpayers are treated fairly by the Board of Equalization.
  • Ensure tax policy is clear, easy to understand and easy to comply with
  • Protect businesses from unneccesary burdens and from the underground economy.
Chris Parker Click here for more information about this candidate 408,343 votes 40.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Tax Professional/Educator
  • Tax Attorney at Franchise Tax Board
  • Teacher at Art Institute of California, Sacramento
  • J.D. and LL.M in Taxation from University of San Diego School of Law
  • Enhance Technology Infrastructure to improve efficiency and reduce the Tax Gap
  • Hold tax cheats accountable
  • Work collaboratively with other state agenices to make it easier to be a small business in California

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Job Description

Serves on the Board of Equalization, California's elected tax commission, a body that:

  • Oversees the administration of over two dozen tax and fee programs including sales and use, cigarette and tobacco, alcohol and fuels tax.
  • Serves as the appellate body for California income and franchise tax cases.
  • Oversees the administration of property tax statewide.
Official Information

State Board of Equalization

Secretary of State Campaign Finance Data

Secretary of State
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