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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Attorney General; State of California Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24726/24726)
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Bill Lockyer 3,565,363 votes 51.4%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California Attorney General
  • California State Senate (1982-1998)
  • California State Assembly (1973-1981)
  • San Leandro School Board (1965-1972)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • Continue to investigate illegal price gouging by Enron and other energy companies and get California's money back.
  • Continue to work with local law enforcement to expand use of DNA technology to identify rapists and murderers and exonerate the innocent.
  • Continue my office's efforts to prosecute nursing homes that abuse and neglect the elderly.
Dick Ackerman 2,798,964 votes 40.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: State Senator/Attorney
  • Practiced Law for over 34 years
  • Former State Assemblymember
  • Former City Councilman and Mayor
  • Husband, Father, and Grandfather
  • J.D. from Hastings School of Law
  • B.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley
  • Reverse the trend of rising crime rates in California
  • Defend our laws such as 3 Strikes and The Pledge of Allegiance, in court
  • Protect consumers while making California a more job-friendly state
Glen Freeman Mowrer 268,422 votes 3.9%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Public Pro Bono Defense Attorney
  • Director, Legal Project, Committee for Social Justice, Santa Barbara
  • Retired Public Defender of Santa Barbara County
  • Past President, California Public Defenders Association
  • Past President, Santa Barbara Bar Association
  • Juris Doctor, University of Southern California Law School
  • Declare Moratorium on the Death Penalty Pending Study to Evaluate its Fairness and Efficacy.
  • Establish Commission to Recommend Change in State Corporation Laws to Create Corporate Accountability to the Community.
  • Begin In-house Review of All 3-Strikes Convictions for "Cruel and Unusual" Application
Diane Beall Templin 185,754 votes 2.6%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Attorney/Businesswoman
  • Mother and foster parent of 68
  • Licenced in Ca and New York- atty for 27 years
  • Founder of Advocate's Legal Services
  • Co-founder of Advocate's Ministries
  • Resident Manager for shelter- women/children
  • work to make California a safer place to live- enforce the law vs. criminals
  • provide youths with alternatives to gangs, drugs, alcohol and porn
  • restitution and rehabilitation as alternatives to incarceration
Ed Kuwatch 121,796 votes 1.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Founder - California Deuce Defenders
  • Member - California Public Defenders Association
  • Member - California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Take the War on Drugs out of the criminal justice system and put it in the health care system where it belongs.
  • Establish a system of police officer discipline run by the Attorney General's office rather than local government.
  • Apply the three-strikes law to only violent felons.

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