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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.

Sharon Rushford
445 Washington Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

In 1998 my husband had his leg amputated by the state's largest HMO instead of being tested and given medication for his condition. As a result I became actively involved in health care reform and reform of the mandatory arbitration system. I have turned our family's tragedy into the positive work of reforming California into a government and health system of which we can once again be proud. Every Californian needs quality, dependable, and honest health care. The public needs to be assured that their health care is more important than an HMO's cost savings. My goal is to bring justice into managed health care in California. I am Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of our 21-year-old construction business. I am a member of the Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee as well as a Board Member of the Managed Care Reform Council. This has lead to my being the Santa Clara County Representative for supervising Petition Circulators for The Voluntary Health Plan Arbitration Act of 2004 (see a statewide initiative to reform mandatory arbitration in California; too late for our family, still in time for yours. Naturally, any new governor will first need to step up to the deplorable state of the economy, as we have drifted from budget surplus to terrible budget deficit. As Governor, you can count on my experience, business principles, and fierce determination to effect change in this State. We can make it better for all. I look forward to being your next Governor.

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