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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 1 Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $154,875

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (7147/7147)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Betty T. Yee Click here for more information about this candidate 1,275,356 votes 64.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Acting Equalization Boardmember
  • Uphold California's tax laws by hearing and deciding tax appeals correctly, fairly, and consistently.
  • Ensure compliance with state tax requirements by providing resources and education to taxpayers.
  • Serve as a responsible steward of California's revenues to protect funding for vital public services, such as education and health care.
David J. Neighbors Click here for more information about this candidate 584,634 votes 29.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • MS in Taxation - San Jose State University
  • BS in Accounting - San Jose State University
  • Tax Partner - Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation
  • Financial Advisory Professional
  • Tax fairness
  • Common sense application of tax laws
  • Taxpayer friendly
Kennita Watson Click here for more information about this candidate 57,876 votes 2.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired Quality Engineer
  • San Mateo County Libertarian Party Judicial Committee
  • MS, Computer Science, Stanford University
  • BS, Computer Science, MIT
  • Ensure that earmarked funds are not diverted to the General Fund
  • Ensure that legislative analysis accurately reflects expenses and income
  • Reform sales tax laws to officially allow individual tax-free trade
David W. Campbell Click here for more information about this candidate 57,111 votes 2.8%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Office Worker
  • Shift tax burden from poor to wealthy
  • Increase revenues to the State
  • Promote strong and equitable economy

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Job Description

  • 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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  • Video Voter - Under "State Board of Equalization", select your District, then candidate name to see a statement by participating candidates. Produced by Center for Governmental Studies. (2 min. each)
  • Free AirTime Project - Select "State Board of Equalization". Requires Adobe Flash and Windows Media Player. Produced by the California Channel. (about 10 min. each)
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