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Offical Voter Info Guide Cal Statewide Special Election 10-7-2003
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Proponent's Grounds for Recall / Governor's Response

Proponent's Recall Argument / Governor's Recall Argument

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.

Dick Lane
Democratic Party
P.O. Box 17822
Party Stanford, CA 94309

Vote against the recall and then vote for me. The bitter nature of this election means California needs a governor who can work across party lines and rally people to his vision of our future. I see a state that prioritizes its limited resources, a state that plans for excellence in its schools and universities. As a faculty member of the California State University system for the past 17 years, I have experienced many of the problems facing parents, students, teachers and staff. I see a state that provides a basic level of medical care for all, as do Hawaii and Oregon. I see a budget with no new taxes, achieved by cutting waste and consolidating agencies like the State Teachers' Retirement System and the Public Employees' Retirement System. I see a state that values and rewards entrepreneurship, and a state that respects the right of people to decide their own lifestyles and relationships. I see a state with a time lapse between recall and replacement elections. I see a state, like Arizona and Maine, with publicly financed campaigns. I know about elections because, in 1996 and again in 1998, I won the Democratic Party nomination for US Congress in Silicon Valley. As a fiscal conservative and social liberal, I enjoy the support of many Republicans, Greens and Independents. This is why I can work with all members of the state legislature to move on these important issues.

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