- As the state's chief executive officer, oversees most state departments and agencies and appoints judges.
- Proposes new laws and approves or vetoes legislation.
- Prepares and submits the annual state budget.
- Mobilizes and directs state resources during emergencies.
California needs a time-out from politics to take care of business. I'm a pro-business, pro-environment, proven leader and small business owner of Rosewood Environmental Engineering who owes no political favors. Throughout my 27-year engineering career in transportation, energy and environmental fields, I've learned to hang tough and will not yield to political leverage. As an environmental expert, I can keep businesses in California by eliminating unnecessary regulatory duplication without risking public health or resources and will cut all nonessential commissions within the Governor's control. I'll repeal the new car tax for business/commuter vehicles. Credentials: BS Civil Engineering, UC Davis; MBA, American Graduate School of International Management; Certificate, Nuclear Power Reactor Safety, MIT; Registered Professional Engineer; Registered Environmental Assessor. Experience: (1976-1983) State engineering employee (CaDWR, Caltrans); (1985-1988) Consultant, electrical energy industry; (1988-2003) environmental consultant including Program Manager for hazardous waste cleanup contracts (largest with $150,000,000 limit); President, Society of American Military Engineers, Sacramento Post (1999-2000) during Y2K readiness exercises. As a single mother of three wonderful children and classroom volunteer, I'm involved in their public education. I passed the teacher's CBEST exam and will protect education funding while holding educators accountable. My multicultural appreciation was developed through worldwide travel in 80+ countries. I'm Pro-Choice because it's not the government's business. Engineers don't lay blame, we methodically find solutions. Politics will find no foothold in my decisions as I slash State spending while maintaining homeland security, protecting the environment and improving education for Californians.
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