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Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties, CA November 4, 2014 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 4 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 14 10:50am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (5907/5907)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Diane L. Harkey Click here for more information about this candidate 1,030,580 votes 61.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Taxpayer Advocate/Assemblywoman
  • 30 yrs. Banking and Finance
  • Graduate UC Irvine, Economics, Cum Laude
  • Vice-Chair Appropriations & Rev & Tax, 3 years
  • Led the oppostition to High Speed Rail, exposing faulty planning
  • Co-authored Rainy Day Fund legislation
  • Worked to delay and/or remediate job-killing effects of Cap and Trade
  • Create a leaner, more efficient and more effective state government.
  • Remove confusing and overreaching regulations that limit the free market economy.
  • Enact a tax system that encourages growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Nader Shahatit Click here for more information about this candidate 648,980 votes 38.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Board OF Equalization Auditor
  • Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California USC
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting Jordan University
  • 14 years Working @ Board of Equalization - Riverside
  • Part time Accounting Instructor at San Bernardino Valley College
  • Part time Instructor National University
  • Licensed Realtor
  • Lower Sales Tax and Increase Tax incentives to bring business to CA
  • Uphold Proposition 13
  • Using new and innovation technology to provide cost effective, efficent services

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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.
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