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

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24726/24726)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Gray Davis 3,394,917 votes 47.4%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Governor of the State of California
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of California, 1995 - 99
  • California State Controller, 1987 - 95
  • California State Assemblymember, 43rd District, 1982-86
  • Chief of Staff to Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. 1975-81
  • Captain, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Vietnam, 1967 - 69
  • Columbia Law School Graduate, 1967
  • Continue improving our schools by reducing class sizes, providing incentives for higher student performance.
  • Ensure public safety, providing fire fighters and police the resources needed to keep our communities safe.
  • Continue expanding the Healthy Families program for uninsured children.
Bill Simon 3,039,021 votes 42.5%
  • 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
Peter Miguel Camejo 370,855 votes 5.2%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Socially responsible investment advisor
  • Former Trustee, Contra Costa Employees Retirement System
  • Founder and Chairman of Progressive Asset Management
  • Environmental and social justice activist for 40 years
  • Created the Council for Responsible Public Investment
  • Remove the corrupting influence of corporate money on California politics
  • Enact a statewide Living Wage Law
  • Hold runoffs for statewide elections (using Instant Runoff Voting) to end the "spoiler" problem
Gary David Copeland 154,801 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Chief Executive Officer
  • Business Owner
  • Vice President Home Owners Association
  • Practicing Celtic Druid Unitarian
  • American and proud
  • Improve schools through competition and increased parental choice
  • Promote Libertarian ideals of free market capitalism and personal responsibility http://WWW.LP.ORG
  • Preserve civil Libertarian values for all people in this time of Terriorism
Reinhold Gulke 122,454 votes 1.7%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Electrical Contractor/Farmer
  • Phone: 559-323-9792; Addr: 8214 N. Armstrong, Clovis, CA 93611
Iris Adam 84,157 votes 1.1%
  • Party: Natural Law
  • Occupation: Business Analyst
  • Educator
  • Children's advocate
  • Basic research on power generation to achieve energy independence
  • Long term solutions to employment and homeland safety
  • Excellence in all our schools
Rob Marinko (Write-in)
  • Occupation: Broadcaster
  • I have spent nearly a decade as a newsman on Los Angeles area radio stations.
  • To do what is best for the people of California.
  • I accept no campaign contributions.
  • I will not run for a second term.
Will B. King (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter) Nick "George" Jesson (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter) Debbie Jo (Coffman) Terzoli (Write-in)
  • Occupation: Executive Assistant
  • I am employed by the State of California
  • I have raised two fantastic kids (young adults) as a single parent
  • I have lived in California most of my life (over 40 years)
  • #1 - EDUCATION. Kids are our future (a scary thought sometimes).
  • #2 - State BUDGET. I can balance my checkbook, why not a budget?
  • #3 - RESOURCES. Looking for new ways to preserve our dwindling resources.
Anselmo A. Chavez (Write-in)
  • Occupation: Accountant/Educator
  • 1971: Bachelor's Degree - Business/Economics
  • 1979: Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration
  • 1991: Associate Degree - Accounting
  • Military Service: Served for 21 years. Retired April 1, 1972.
  • (4 years with the U.S. Marines (Cpl.) - 6 campaigns in Korea 7/50-8/51.)
  • (17 years with the U.S. Air Force (MSgt.) - 6 years in Europe/North Africa.)
  • Proposition 13 Reform.
  • Appropriate funding of state programs for the poor and elderly.
  • Education.
Nick Hoogoian (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Phone: 530-384-1718; Addr: 9281 Shasta Blvd., Los Molinos, CA 96055
Jim Mallon (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Addr: 750 Chorro St., #16, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
James F. Stewart (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter) F. Nan Bailey (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
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