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Los Angeles County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 4; Democratic Party Voter Information

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Results as of Jul 13 4:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (4400/4400)
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Judy Chu Click here for more information about this candidate 243,401 votes 49.7%

  • Occupation: State Assemblywoman/Educator
  • Chair, Assembly Appropriations Committee
  • Member, Assembly Revenue & Tax Cmte.
  • Member, Budget Conference Cmte.
  • 100% Lifetime Score Cal Labor Fed Scorecard
  • 100% Score Sierra Club Scorecard
  • Author, California's Tax Amnesty Program that resulted in $4 billion in new tax revenue
  • Close egregious tax loopholes that drain funds for schools and healthcare.
  • Modernize and improve the Board's tax audit program to stop grwoing tax evasion.
  • Provide greater Board education and outreach to help small businesses and MWBEs.
Jerome Horton Click here for more information about this candidate 154,508 votes 31.5%
  • Occupation: Assemblymember/Internal Auditor
  • Member, California Workforce Investment Board
  • Member, California Cultural & Historical Emdowment
  • 100% Rating Planned Parenthood Califorina
  • Led the Board of Equalization's fraud investigation against the mob's diesel tax fraud...and recovered millions
  • Challenging George Bush in Federal Court for cutting education
  • Authored legislation to rigorously audit billion dollar corporations who only pay $800 in income tax
  • The Board of Equalization is supposed to be about the word "equal"... Horton will make sure that every person who pays taxes is treated equally
  • Aggressivly collect the billions of dollars lost to the Underground Economy so Californai can fully fund education and health care
  • Aggressive and proactive prosecution of illegal businesses who cheat on their taxes
Rita Rogers 60,610 votes 12.3%
  • Occupation: Business Woman
Vonny T. Abbott Click here for more information about this candidate 32,013 votes 6.5%
  • Occupation: CPA/Businesswoman/Accountant
  • A well-qualified, first-rate Certified Public Accountant with a strong knowledge and understanding of California's business environment and tax laws
  • California State Sales Tax Investigator carrying out investigations of tax fraud resulting in millions of dollars in extra revenue for the State
  • Pro Choice, Sierra Club, and Peace Activist
  • Bachelor of Science- Business Administration- Accountancy
  • Highly respected Educator/Instructor
  • As a CPA with public and governmental accounting experience, I am well-qualified to assume the duties of Member, State Board of Equalization
  • Streamlining of our tax regulations to generate more funds for improvements to our schools, healthcare, and community programs
  • Coordinating communication between state agencies to improve customer service, promote efficiency and crack down on fraud
  • Urging Californians to demand that all future candidates for Member, State Board of Equalization, be a qualified CPA at minimum

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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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