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State of California November 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Board of Equalization; District 2 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (6972/6972)
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Bill Leonard 991,758 votes 58.6%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Member, California State Legislature
  • 1997-98 - Served as Assembly Republican Leader
  • 1990-96 - Served as Senate Republican Caucus Chair
  • Consolidate all of California's tax agencies into one under the direction of an elected Commission.
  • Make the Board of Equalization more user friendly so that all taxpayers get the same fair treatment.
  • Protect taxpayers from those who would extend sales taxes into new areas like the Internet and services.
Tom Y. Santos 703,080 votes 41.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Tax Consultant/Realtor
  • 1998 Democratic Nominee for Board of Equalization, Dist. 2
  • 2000 Democratic Nominee for Congress, Dist. 11
  • 2001 2nd-Vice -Chair of Democratic Party Veterans Caucus
  • Former Board of Equalization Tax Auditor and Appraiser
  • Bachelor's in Accounting and Commerce
  • US Air Force Veteran
  • Will fight for tax fairness for all taxpayers.
  • Will reform the Board's tax codes and regulations to protect consumers and small businesses.
  • Will administer tax revenues with full accountability and integrity.

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