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California State Government March 5, 2002 Election
Governor; State of California; Democratic Party Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22976/22976)
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Gray Davis 1,750,796 votes 80.9%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Governor of the State of California
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of California, 1995 - 99
  • California State Controller, 1987 - 95
  • California State Assemblymember, 43rd District, 1982-86
  • Chief of Staff to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. 1975-81
  • Captain, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Vietnam, 1967 - 69
  • Columbia Law School Graduate, 1967
  • Continue improving our schools by reducing class sizes, providing incentives for higher student performance.
  • Ensure public safety, providing fire fighters and police the resources needed to keep our communities safe.
  • Continue expanding the Healthy Families program for uninsured children.
Anselmo A. Chavez 178,983 votes 8.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator/Accountant
  • Reform of Proposition 13.
  • Appropriate funding of state programs for the poor and the elderly.
  • Education.
Charles "Chuck" Pineda, Jr. 138,823 votes 6.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Case Hearing Representative
  • State Executive Branch Experience - 36 years.
  • Harvard Business School - Personnel Admin.
  • Harvard Law School -Ctr. for Criminal Justice.
  • Azusa-Pacific University.
  • East Los Angeles College.
  • United States Parole Commission, U.S. Justice.
  • Prevention of crime and delinquency instead of costly encarceration.
  • Helping the poor,disabled,immigrants,farmworkers - PROVERBS I4;31.
Mosemarie Boyd 95,653 votes 4.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: National Political Organizer
  • Currently, President & CEO of American Women Presidents, a national political organization dedicated to electing women U.S. presidents and VPs.
  • Defended the interests of Californians in Washington, D.C., and in Sacramento, working for Sen. Feinstein, Cong. Sanchez, and Gov. Davis.
  • Earned a BA in American Civilization from Brown Univ., an MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown Univ., and studied at Oxford.
  • California native and great-great granddaughter of California Congressman John A. Barham (R-Santa Rosa, 1895-1901).
  • As Governor, my top priority will be coordinating with the president to crush terrorism and hold terrorists responsible.
  • As a bipartisan Democrat, I will protect California's economy, critical infrastructures, and democratic freedoms.
  • And I will work hard to ensure all Californians have access to high-paying jobs, educational excellence, affordable housing, quality healthcare...

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