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Offical Voter Info Guide Cal Statewide Special Election 10-7-2003
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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.

Daniel W. Richards
Republican Party

I am a 25 year resident of California. Like many of you I have found our State to be a land of great opportunity and tremendous diversity. I'm thankful for the success I've found but troubled by the shrinking window of opportunity for so many of our citizens. No Governor can serve 100% of the people to their total satisfaction. A Governor should set a moderate course. We should reduce the State Budget by 12% across the board. This will provide a balanced budget and force State government to live within their revenues—no new taxes. Children in California should never go hungry or suffer any form of abuse. We are a fortunate and bountiful society that must not lose sight of those who cannot help themselves. It is our obligation to protect and nurture them. I am pro-education. We cannot expect excellence in education without appropriate compensation to those who deal with our children daily. I believe in the 3 strike law. Three strikes are 3 felony convictions. The State cannot abandon the elderly, weak and disadvantaged. Our State health care system must provide adequate service to all of our residents. California must regain its leadership position as a business friendly State. Our anti-business policies are driving good paying jobs out of California to our neighboring States. I have been married for 30 years and have a 25-year-old daughter. I own a successful small business and would appreciate your support. God Bless America!

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