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State of California June 6, 2006 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 2; Republican Party Voter Information

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Results as of Jul 13 4:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6270/6270)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bill Leonard Click here for more information about this candidate 353,710 votes 67.6%

  • Occupation: Member, Board of Equalization - District 2
  • Served as Assembly Republican Leader
  • Served as Senate Republican Caucus Chair
  • Government to hold taxpayers innocent until proven guilty.
  • At a minimum, taxpayers must be guaranteed the basic protection of guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt!"
  • Hold tax collectors accountable.
Ed Streichman Click here for more information about this candidate 170,154 votes 32.4%
  • Occupation: State Board Auditor
  • More than 21 years of experience at the State Board of Equalization.
  • More than 14 years of experience as a senior tax auditor with the State Board of Equalization.
  • Full-time tax consultant for more than three years at the State Board of Equalization.
  • Multi "Whistleblower" with the Bureau of State Audits to keep State government honest.
  • Double Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Business Administration and in Economics.
  • Integrity is important and that is why I have not solicited or accepted campaign contributions from anyone.
  • Create policies at the State Board of Equalization which encourage agency employees to tell the truth and that it is important to do the right thing.
  • Improve and enhance taxpayer and customer services that provide greater benefits to the taxpayers that the State Board of Equalization serves.
  • Reform outdated Board policies and procedures, which streamline the Board's field and headquarter operations and make them more efficient.

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Board of Equalization

Serves on the Board of Equalization, California’s elected tax commission, a body that:

  • Oversees the administration of over two dozen tax and fee programs including sales and use, cigarette and tobacco, alcohol and fuels tax.
  • Serves as the appellate body for California income and franchise tax cases.
  • Oversees the administration of property tax statewide.
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