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State of California November 7, 2006 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 2 Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $154,875

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (7113/7113)
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Bill Leonard Click here for more information about this candidate 976,156 votes 55.7%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Member, State Board of Equalization - District 2
  • Member, California State Assembly - 1978-1988; 1996-2002
  • Member, California State Senate - 1988-1996
  • 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.
Tim Raboy Click here for more information about this candidate 666,458 votes 38.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Supervising Investigator, Board of Equalization
  • Criminal Investigator for the Board of Equalization for 6 years.
  • Currently an Elected Council Member for the City of Galt.
  • POST Certified Speciality in Financial Crimes Investigations from the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation.
  • Granted Limited Peace Officer Status for the Board of Equalization Investigations Division.
  • More than 14 years of experience working at the Board of Equalization.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with a speciality in Marketing.
  • Streamline the agency departments at the Board of Equalization to improve agency operations and increase efficiency.
  • Enhance revenue collections at the Board of Equalization. Billions of dollars in taxes goes uncollected due to tax evasion.
  • Enhance customer service for the citizens that live in BOE District 2 and have an open door policy between myself and the taxpayers of this State.
Richard R. "Rick" Perry Click here for more information about this candidate 63,576 votes 3.6%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Gardener
  • Degree in Goverment/Journalism from California State University in 1978
  • Served as Vice-Chair of CSEA-CSU Unit 5 Bargining Council
  • Treasurer of Health Care for All-Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • CSUS Chapter 303 Union President
  • Member of Board-State Employees Building Corporation
  • Member-Peace and Freedom Sacramento County Central Committee
  • Increase the tax rates on the wealthiest Californians and their corporations.
  • Work to repeal corporate tax cuts enacted from 1980 to present
  • Change state law to ALLOW disclosure of corporations who pay no state taxes
Willard Del Michlin 49,044 votes 2.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Financial Consultant

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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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