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State of California November 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Board of Equalization; District 1 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (7027/7027)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Carole V. Migden 1,137,122 votes 60.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Assemblymember
  • San Francisco County Supervisor 1991-96
  • Democratic National Committee Member
  • Former Chair of San Francisco Democratic Party
  • Education: BA Adelphi University, MA Psychology Sonoma State University
  • To fairly administer California's tax system and collect every cent of revenue that is due, so that important services continue to be funded.
  • Increase online services at the Board of Equalization so that information, filings and applications are readily available.
  • Demystify the BOE to the public so that its members are more accountable.
Mark S. Bendick 625,947 votes 33.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Business Tax Manager
  • Tax Manager for Fortune 500 Software Mfr.
  • Former Board of Equalization (BOE) Tax Auditor
  • Taxpayers Advocate
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S. Accounting, Cum Laude
  • Ensure that California Tax Policy is Fair and Accurate.
  • Protect CA Businesses from the perils of the forthcoming National Sales Tax System, which is being created by the SSTP Group.
  • Improve the business tax audit process so that all businesses can meet their tax compliance responsibilities.
Elizabeth C. Brierly 107,895 votes 5.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Business Analyst
  • B.S. Business Admin. from San Jose State University
  • MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University
  • Eighteen years' experience in field of process analysis: business systems analysis, SQC, and continuous process improvement
  • Board member, Silicon Valley Taxpayers' Association
  • Active in Libertarian Party since 1994
  • Third generation Californian; San Jose home owner since 1991
  • Hold Calif. politicians accountable: Immediate audit of Calif.'s taxation systems, with annual reviews
  • Merge Franchise Tax Board with Board of Equalization; one state tax bureaucracy is sufficient. Save taxpayers money.
  • Tighten up workings of the resultant single taxation agency. Slash costs, and thus contribute to terminating California's budget crisis.

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