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California State Government November 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter John Garamendi

Candidate for
Insurance Commissioner; State of California

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Businessman and Rancher
  • California's first elected Insurance Commissioner, 1991-1995
  • Deputy Secretary US Department of Interior, Washington DC, 1995-1998
  • Elected to the California State Senate 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988
  • Elected to the California Assembly, 1974
  • US Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia, 1966 - 1968
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • I will REBUILD and RESTORE INTEGRITY to the Department of Insurance. Disgraced Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush destroyed the department I built.
  • I FOUGHT the insurance companies and WON Prop 103 ROLLBACKS and DELIVERED nearly $1 BILLION of premium REBATES to California consumers.
  • I will PROTECT California CONSUMERS and make sure CONSUMERS needs ALWAYS COME FIRST; FIGHT INSURANCE FRAUD which drives up all of our premium rates.
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Key Endorsements
  • California Federation of Teachers AND California Labor Federation
  • Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Congressional Whip
  • California Democratic Council, representing 89 California Democratic clubs.
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