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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.

David Laughing Horse Robinson
Democratic Party

I, David Laughing Horse Robinson, will be a Governor that treats hard working people like first class citizens. My political background and experience involves protecting traditional family values, education, jobs and thriving communities. I have done this at the University where I work and within my California Native American tribe. I believe you start with the children, support expenditures that keep them safe and well educated while emphasizing self-confidence and learning the skills necessary to live their dreams. The entrepreneurial spirit thrives in our youth. They will create our businesses of the future. Education is the last place to cut. It improves quality of life for everyone in our communities. My first policies will address taking control of our state economy. We need to see the benefit of our vast resources here, not in Texas or some other state or country. Too much revenue is lost when corporations move their main offices elsewhere after securing lucrative rights to extract our resources. This results in a loss of corporate taxes and often puts us in the position of purchasing our own resources back at a higher price, reducing personal income and weakening our workforce and small businesses. I believe financial decisions at the state level should include both common sense and integrity, putting our communities first. I am the first California Native American to run for state office, descended from several generations elected to oversee the welfare of our tribe. I do not support the recall of Governor Davis.

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