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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.

Leonard Padilla
816 H Street, Suite 244
Sacramento, CA 95814

California's budget cannot be balanced on the backs of its students. Downsize government immediately. Cut payroll at the management level. California state employees must not earn more than $60,000 per year until we get our financial house in order. Establish a legal procedure whereby we pay the state's 38 billion dollar debt by withdrawing funds from the state's over funded retirement system. It's wrong to hoard funds for a privileged few while everyday Californians struggle and businesses flee California. Cut prison expenses by deporting incarcerated illegal immigrants and downsizing the out of control prison industry, one of the largest political contributors in the state. Decriminalize marijuana. Let's stop wasting money on a futile "war on drugs" and spend this much-needed money on education. As founder and president of the Lorenzo Patiño Law School, I have helped countless people achieve their dreams at a fraction of what it generally costs. As a professional bounty hunter for over 28 years, I have had to make critical and unimaginable decisions while enforcing the laws of California. As an entrepreneur, I have owned and managed businesses that have all had the same goal—providing quality yet affordable services to everyday people. As governor of California, I would carry on this tradition. California needs to provide quality yet affordable services. When I am governor, you will not spend your working days as a slave to a bureaucracy. As governor, I will work for you. Leonard Padilla, a new direction for California.

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