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Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties, CA November 7, 2006 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 3 Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $154,875

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6466/6466)
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Michelle Steel Click here for more information about this candidate 1,024,894 votes 57.1%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Equalization Boardmember's Deputy
  • Michelle holds a degree in Business from Pepperdine University
  • She has served as a Commissioner on the President's Advisory Commission on Asian-Americans
  • She was a member of the California World Trade Commission
  • She was a Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Children and Family Services
  • She served as a member of the Los Angeles Airport and Fire Commissions
  • Michelle will continue her pledge to never vote to raise taxes
  • She will assume all taxpayers are innocent untill proven guilty
  • Michelle will be a pro taxpayer vote, ALWAYS
Mary Christian-Heising 689,416 votes 38.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Businesswoman/Educator/Journalist
Mary Lou Finley Click here for more information about this candidate 80,601 votes 4.4%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Special Education Assistant
  • BA Psychology 1966
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society member
  • Kappa Phi Kappa Honor Society member
  • current SD Unified School Dist. employee
  • Many years spent in field of education and social work
  • Grass roots social activist
  • Lowering the tax burden of working Californians
  • Increasing taxes for the wealthiest Californians and big corporations
  • Ending the pro-corporation bias of the Equalization Board

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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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