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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.

B.E. Smith
Star Route
Denny, CA 95527

I spent two years in federal prison because I grew medical marijuana for myself and others under the Compassionate Use Act passed by the citizens of California. But our voices mean nothing to Washington. Why elect me Governor? I will pardon all persons convicted in California of victimless crimes, such as growing, selling, transporting or using marijuana, including those in prison for such convictions. I will not prosecute any victimless crimes. I will not chase phantom crimes, innocent acts that legislators make into crimes to show they are "tough on crime," so they can keep themselves in office, but will free up millions of tax dollars from these phantom-crimes chases to be spent on chasing real criminals. I will not accept a salary as Governor. I will demand voluntary rollback of outrageous energy contracts signed by my predecessors. My message is simple: "Either roll back these unconscionable contracts voluntarily, or I will have the courts roll them back." We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to seize control of government. I will employ the full powers of our Constitution to put the will of all California into action. Californians: Rise up; cast off the chains of tyranny! Elect someone who will stand up for you! I stood up for you in Vietnam and before the federal government! I'll do it again as your Governor! Let Washington, politicians and big business hear the voice of the jury that counts: the voters of California!

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