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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
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Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24726/24726)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jack O'Connell 3,572,060 votes 61.6%

  • Occupation: State Senator
  • Teacher.
  • School Board Member.
  • State Assembly 1982-94.
  • State Senate 1994-present.
  • Reduce class sizes in as many grades as possible.
  • Make sure a qualified teacher is in every classroom.
  • Provide modern, safe schools with up-to-date textbooks.
Katherine H. "Kathy" Smith 2,233,423 votes 38.4%
  • Occupation: President, Board of Trustees, Anaheim Union High School Dist
  • Businesswoman
  • Educator
  • Founder, Group Resolving Anti-social Problems (GRASP)
  • Recipient, George Washington Honor Medal
  • Programs to teach character, respect, manners and patriotism.
  • Create schools of academic excellence for motivated students.
  • Establish literacy, trade & tech education for non-violent inmates
Mark Sanchez (Write-in)
  • Occupation: Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education
  • Public elementary school teacher
  • CA Multiple Subject teaching credential
  • B.A. English Literature
  • Significantly increase resources for public education, beginning by meeting the nation's average in per-pupil spending
  • Eliminate high-stakes testing and develop authentic multiple measures of student achievement
  • Compensate teachers with a salary commensurate to the valuable work they provide

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