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Alameda, Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter Liz Figueroa

Candidate for
State Senator; District 10

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • California State Senator (1998-present)
  • California State Assemblymember (1994-1998)
  • Business Owner/Vocational Counselor (1973-1998)
  • A leader in the high profile fight to reform managed care in California.
  • Named Legislator of the Year by: March of Dimes, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of Retarded Citizens, Leadership California, AEA.
  • Mother of AnaLisa Luippold and Aaron Bloom. Grandmother to Andrew Luippold.
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • I will continue to carry legislation that demonstrates my dedication to serve the needs of my constituents.
  • Examples include: creating a "Do Not Call" list, expanding health insurance, and giving future homeowners access to their credit score.
  • My position as Chair of the Sen. Com. on Business and Professions will allow me to continue streamlining business regulations & protecting consumers.
Key Endorsements
  • California Teachers Association
  • California State Firefighters Association
  • American Fed. of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME, AFL-CIO)
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Position Papers
Senate Bill 771 - Unsolicited Telephone Sales Calls
California was one of the few major states in the Nation that did not offer protection from unwanted telemarketing phone calls. Now, with increasing frequency, people are even getting telemarketing calls on their cell phones. SB 771 solved this problem.
Senate Bill 1332 - Home Inspectors Education, Experience, and Examination Requirements
Homebuyers are unaware that some home inspectors have little, if any, background in performing home inspections. Many inspectors claim to be "certified" when there is no legal standard for this claim. As such, consumers have little opportunity to choose a qualified home inspector and have possibly no recourse against a home inspector who provides a poor report on the condition of the home. SB 1332 addresses these problems.
Senate Bill 1192 - Preventing Pedophiles from Volunteering and Working with Children
A gap in California's current sex offender law allows a registrant who committed a crime against a minor to be employed or volunteer in a position that works directly with minors on more than an occasional basis as long as they reveal their status as a registrant. SB 1192 closed this loophole.
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