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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.

Paul Mariano
Democratic Party

Vote Twice for Democracy. Don't let money and special interests steal the governor's mansion. A vote for me is a vote against the recall process and a vote for democratic principles. Under our outdated recall process, Governor Davis may be denied his legitimately earned role, even if voters prefer him to some fringe candidate. Such a result is hypocrisy, not democracy. Governor Davis may be unpopular, but he is the lawfully elected leader of our state. I am the only candidate who will appoint Davis as Chief of Staff in charge of the day-to-day governance of California, the job he was duly elected to do. If you oppose the recall process, if you believe in the democratic principle of full and fair elections—then vote for me.

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