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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.

Mike P. McCarthy
130 Ocean Boulevard
Shell Beach, CA 93449

I am a third generation Californian. Twenty-five years ago I started the first of several successful automotive businesses. Today, my used car dealership, McCarthy Wholesale, is thriving in an industry which for many has negative connotations (not unlike our elected officials!). I am changing these negative perceptions through honesty, integrity and hard work. I believe that my leadership can do the same in government. I expect that our state's finances be similar to an efficient business which is responsible to its customers. As governor I will be responsible to my state's customers, the people. I have enormous respect for middle-class working families and small businesses. As a family man and a small business owner I am committed to faith and family, including the values that have been the foundation in building this great state. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your consideration for the position of Governor.

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