- 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.
My name is Calvin Louie. I am a native Californian with a Certified Public Accountant degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a successful 25-year track record in business and public service. I want to be your governor because I have fresh ideas, new solutions and accountability to bring back our economy to financial health, create more jobs, improve education and provide opportunities for all Californians. The current governor is not doing a good job. He doesn't work with other people. His inattentiveness allowed 1.4 million voters to sign petitions demanding a recall election. Californians now carry the heaviest financial burden in history, a $32-plus-billion deficit—one-third our annual budget! At this rate we're in debt for life! His inaction dropped our credit rating, raised interest rates and deficits. That's not taking care of business. As your governor I'll create a healthy economy: raising revenues to save vital programs and services, kick-starting the economy by getting wealthier Californians and corporations to pre-pay their taxes, balancing the budget, restoring our credit rating, cutting costs of energy and insurance, increasing investments and creating jobs. I have helped start or manage many businesses and audited many governmental agencies and departments. I've served on many state and local commissions, including the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. I'm more concerned about the health of our economy and the fate of our future than saving Gray Davis' job. Help me restore California to prosperity and greatness. Vote Calvin Louie for Governor.
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