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Offical Voter Info Guide Cal Statewide Special Election 10-7-2003
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Candidates to Succeed Gray Davis as Governor if He Is Recalled

  • 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.

Peter Miguel Camejo
Green Party
P.O. Box 32102
Oakland, CA 94604

As Governor, I will stop the cutbacks in education and health care. I will balance the budget by establishing a fair tax structure, and ending government waste. Over the last five years California needed $270 billion from State revenue sources to maintain a balanced budget. California received $305 billion, enough for a huge surplus. Instead we ended with a massive deficit caused by incompetence, waste and corruption. Clinics, schools and programs for the handicapped, elderly, and children are being closed. These facilities were open six years ago when State revenues were only $48 billion dollars. Today at $63 billion in revenues we are shutting down services. Our taxes are unfair. Corporations used to pay 14% of California's income, now they pay 7% and minimal property taxes. The poorest 20% in California pay 11.3% of their income in state and local taxes while the richest 5% pay only 7.6%. California is 20th and 33rd for tax rates and property taxes. If the rich paid the same rate as the poor and we closed tax loopholes, there would be no deficit. I stand for: renewable energy, single payer universal health care, pro-choice, saving our ancient forests, legal marriage and drivers licenses for all, a living wage, affordable housing, instant run off elections (IRV), the UN Charter, the World Court and our Bill of Rights. I stand against: the death penalty, three strikes, racial profiling, the Patriot Act, wars of conquest, nuclear weapons and the racist Proposition 54. Vote Green!

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