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San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA April 8, 2008 Election
 Smart Voter Barry Hermanson

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 12

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Equity Investor
  • Advocate for Working People
  • Co-author of San Francisco's 2003 minimum wage initiative
  • Former small business owner employing more than 3,000 workers during 25 years of operations
  • Chair of a non-profit providing low income housing in S.F.
  • District resident since 1978
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Reduce military spending
  • End the war in Iraq
  • Invest in education, health care, and green technology
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Position Papers
Reduce Military Spending
Our strength and security depend on education, health and a vibrant economy much more than on military might, but 60% of the nation's discretionary budget is devoted to the Pentagon and the War in Iraq. The Speaker of the "New Direction Congress" says they are authorizing funds to begin increasing the size of the Army and Marine Corps. This bi-partisan obsession with military might makes us less safe. Instead, we need more investment in people.
Invest in Education
My State University tuition in 1972 was less than the cost of books. California has done it before, we can fund higher education.
Invest in Health
Overhead costs for Medicare are 3 to 5%, but the insurance industry charges 31% for overhead and profit. Other countries have proven that single payer health care provides better life expectancy and better care for their people, at less than half the cost we're paying now.
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