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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
Secretary of State; 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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Kevin Shelley 3,223,564 votes 46.4%

  • 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
Keith Olberg 2,942,354 votes 42.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • PhD in Constitutional Law
  • Former State Assemblyman - 34th District
  • 100% Participation with 0% Tolerance of Fraud
  • Expand C.I.V.I.C.S. Program into the elementary schools of CA
  • Modernize California's Voting Technology
Larry Shoup 267,395 votes 3.9%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Author/Historian
  • Ph.D in United States history, Northwestern Univ.
  • Partner, Archaeological/Historical Consultants
  • Member, National Writers Union, Local 3
  • Author of Imperial Brain Trust and The Carter Presidency and Beyond
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Ethiopia 1967-1969
  • Former History Professor, University of Illinois, San Francisco State University and Sonoma State University
  • Corruption free politics through public financing of political campaigns
  • Represent people in proportion to their voting strength through Proportional Representation and Instant Runoff Voting
  • Corporate Charter Reform: establish a corporate code of conduct and periodic review and renewal of corporate charters
Gail K. Lightfoot 195,731 votes 2.8%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired Registered Nurse
  • Education: Nursing, Early Childhood Education
  • Chair, Libertarian Party of California, 1990, 1995-96
  • Native Californian, 7 years in Kodiak, Alaska (1945-1952)
  • RN, Public Health Nurse
  • Local Chapter President, American Assoc. Critical Care Nurses, 1975
  • ICU-CCU, ER, IV, MICU certificated
  • Increase voter awareness of choices
  • Develop very user friendly voting merials
  • Perfect Absentee and Internet Voting and offer as options to voters
Louise Marie Allison 169,248 votes 2.4%
  • Party: Natural Law
  • Occupation: Teacher/Administrator
  • BFA, Maharishi University of Management
  • Certified Insructor, Transcendental Meditation program
  • Director, Claremont Transcendental Meditation program
  • County Central Committee, Natural Law Party
  • Former State Chair, Natural Law Party of California
  • Former State Chair, Natural Law Party of Virginia
  • My priority is to create long-overdue election/campaign reforms to guarantee every candidate's voice is heard and every vote counts.
  • I will create a peace-keeping task force to research and implement programs to prevent terrorism/violence and promote harmony/understanding.
  • The creativity of our citizens is our greatest resource. I will promote proven educational innovations to develop students' full potential.
Edward C. Noonan 84,007 votes 1.2%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Computer Store Owner
  • AIP Central Committee Chairman
  • AIP State Central Committee Member
  • Investigate corrupt arrests of citizens being arrested for Registering Voters to Vote
  • Promote Right to Life agenda
  • Promote 2nd Amendment Rights
Valli Sharpe-Geisler 75,183 votes 1%
  • Party: Reform
  • Occupation: Educator/Technology Coordinator
  • Electronic degree
  • Designated Subjects Teaching Credential
  • Past State Chair of the Reform Party of California
  • Ran for Congress and Secretary of State in past years
  • Ballot Statements for all elected offices including US Congress
  • Not repeat the abuse of power of this office to meddle with the democratic process
  • Make sure interested parties like the League of Women Voters, Common cause and AARP are informed in time to respond to sneak attacks like Prop 34

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