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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.

Lawrence Steven Strauss
Democratic Party
11900 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604-2606

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from USC, where I studied real estate and finance, I attended Loyola Law School and have been operating my law practice for the past ten years. Resolving disputes with honesty and integrity and in a cost-effective manner has been my priority. As an aviation student at Glendale Community College, I see firsthand the need to assist students, rather than erecting obstacles through exorbitant tuition hikes. Born and raised in California, living with my wife, daughter and stepdaughter, I consider myself a fiscally responsible person. When my business is not as profitable as I would like to be, instead of raising my rates, I look for ways to increase revenue through expansion, take a cut in pay, and reduce my expenses. Government should follow this same strategy and look for ways to increase the tax base by bringing businesses and people back to California, reduce the top level government salaries, and cut operating expenses. I'm opposed to the tripling of the motor vehicle license fee. There should be a maximum cap on all tax increases. With your support, I can solve the problems that California faces and return California to greatness.

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