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

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22976/22976)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bill Simon 1,126,197 votes 49.5%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Charity Director
  • Former Federal Prosecutor Working With Rudy Giuliani
  • Serves on Board of Directors of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation
  • Board of Directors - Heritage Foundation
  • Host of PAX-TV Network's "Sunday With Simon"
  • Dean's List Honor's - Williams College
  • Earned Juris Doctorate at Boston College Law School
  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: NO NEW TAXES! - Cut capital gains tax
  • EDUCATION: Empower teachers & parents - Impose greater accountability - Repair & rebuild schools in disrepair
  • REBUILD CALIFORNIA: Rebuild our transportation system - Ensure adequate water - Get control of our energy future
Richard J. Riordan 713,233 votes 31.4%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Phone: 213-229-8444; Addr: 555 S. Flower Street, Suite 4510, Los Angeles, CA 90071; Email:
Bill Jones 386,346 votes 17%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Secretary of State/Rancher
  • Assembly Republican Leader in the Early 1990s
  • Co-Authored "Three Strikes" Law
Nick Jesson 19,251 votes .8%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • Phone: 800-346-4652; Addr: 7491 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; Email:
Edie Bukewihge 14,413 votes .6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Publisher/Homemaker
  • CEO
  • Lower Taxes
  • Medical Plan for Seniors
  • Equal Rights
Danney Ball 13,134 votes .5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Performing Songwriter and businessman
  • Corporal - United States Volunteers
  • Mt San Jacinto College (1972)
  • Loma Linda University (La Sierra Campus)
  • Board Member Ramona (Pageant) Bowl Music Association
  • Founder Songwrangler Music Publishing Co.
  • CEO - CitySong Records
  • I will not let runaway growth in California go unchecked.
  • I will reduce the state budget by 5 billion dollars each year of my 4 year term.
  • I will take no salary or retirement benefits from the state of California.
Jim Dimov 5,582 votes .2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman

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Debates for All Candidates this Contest
  • February 15, 2002, 3pm
    Santa Maria Inn;
    Santa Maria, California;
    Live TV Coverage from 3PM-4:45PM (check with your local TV Stations)
  • February 19, 2002, 7pm Shoreline Church; Fountain Valley, California
  • February 26, 2002, 1pm - 2pm KPCC 89.3 Radio; Pasadena, California
TV/radio Debate - February 13 TV/radio Debate - January 22 News and Analysis

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