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California State Government March 5, 2002 Election
Secretary of State; State of California; Democratic 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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Kevin Shelley 735,752 votes 33.9%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Lawmaker
  • Majority Leader of the California Assembly
  • Former President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Recently honored by Handgun Control Inc, the Senior Action Network, California Consumer Federation and Children's Advocacy Institute
  • Modernize California's Voting Systems and Implement my Bill Proposition 41 to do away with punch-card voting machines
  • Increase Voter Turnout, Registration, and Participation
  • Ensure that Voter's Private Voter Information Stays Private
March Fong Eu 631,448 votes 29.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Former California Secretary of State
  • United States Ambassador-One Term
  • State Assemblywoman-Four Terms
  • Elected County School Board Member-Ten Years
  • Doctorate of Education-Stanford
  • Master's Degree-Mills College
  • Bachelor's Degree-University of California
  • Modernize Voting Systems to Make Sure There is NO MORE CHAD!
  • Open the Doors of Opportunity for All Regardless of Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, Age, etc.
  • Harness Technology to Enhance All Functions of the Secretary of State's Office
Michela Alioto 612,803 votes 28.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Businesswoman
  • 1998 Democratic Nominee for Secretary of State
  • White House Advisor to Vice-President Al Gore
  • Clinton-Gore Disability Constituency Coordinator
  • Aspen Institute Henry Crowne Fellow
  • President's National Council on Disabilities Board Member
  • Life-Long Civil Rights Activist
  • Increase voter registration and participation
  • Inspire young people to get more involved in the political process
  • Fight for California's fair share of federal dollars for modernizing our voting system
Carl Henley 114,992 votes 5.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney/Corporation Executive
  • Juris Doctor - Whittier College School of Law
  • Master of Science - Public Administration CSULA
  • California State Bar Member
  • Commissioner - California State University
  • Co- Founder - Los Angeles NAACP College Division
  • Delegate - California Democratic State Convention
  • Increase voter participation and registration.
  • Modernize the electoral process and procedures.
  • Increase employment within the state by encouraging businesses to locate in California.
Shawn Casey O'Brien 81,454 votes 3.7%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Author
  • Phone: 310-392-3176; Addr: 171 Pier Ave., #422, Santa Monica, CA 90405; Email:

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  • Candidates On-the-Air - RealAudio archive of Forum program aired 2/20/02 (1 hour) hosted by Michael Krasny. Guests: Alioto, O'Brien, Shelley.
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