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California State Government November 7, 2006 Election
Controller; State of California Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $165,200

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Results as of Nov 14 5:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (25090/25090)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John Chiang Click here for more information about this candidate 3,713,780 votes 50.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, State Board of Equalization
  • Law Degree Georgetown University Law Center
  • Honors graduate degree in finance - University of South Florida
  • Currently serving as Chair - State Board of Equalization
  • Fiscal policy is social policy
  • Committment to community service
  • Every elected office must be accessible to its constituents
Tony Strickland Click here for more information about this candidate 2,954,128 votes 40.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Taxpayer Organization President
  • President, CA Club for Growth
  • State Assemblyman, 1998-2004
  • Republican Caucus Chair
  • Chief of Staff, Senator Tom McClintock
  • Audit agencies that hand out benefits to illegal immigrants.
  • Fight to roll back double tax on gasoline by repealing sales tax on gas.
  • Eliminate waste like the L.A. Unified School District, to ensure our tax dollars go to our classrooms, not the bureaucrats.
Laura Wells Click here for more information about this candidate 222,222 votes 3.1%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Financial Systems Consultant
  • Over 20 years experience in pension fund accounting, stock & bond investments, union dues accounting, and real estate mortgage loans.
  • At-large representative, Green Party of CA Coordinating Committee
  • Active in global economic justice, environment, military-to-civilian economy, and community-based economic issues.
  • B.A. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.Ed. Antioch University, Cambridge, MA
  • Work to change the political system so the budget will follow California's values, not campaign contributors' values.
  • Ensure that taxes have the right balance between corporate & individual, wealthy & regular citizens, and pay-as-we-go vs. children-pay-off-bonds.
  • Keep the good parts of Prop 13-era changes, making sure taxes don't make us lose our homes, AND correct the devastating betrayals.
Elizabeth Cervantes Barron 183,287 votes 2.5%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
Donna Tello Click here for more information about this candidate 164,795 votes 2.2%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Tax Accountant
  • 24 Years as Business Owner & Tax Accountant
  • Legislative Chair, Ca Society of Tax Consultants, 4 yrs in the 1990s
  • President, Ca Society of Tax Consultants, 1995 & 1996
  • Representing the Interests of the Citizens of California
  • Elimination of Wasteful Practices, Promotion of Efficiency, Cost Cutting
  • Meeting One Year Budget Deadlines, Institution of 2, 4 and 10 Year Plan
Warren Mark Campbell 92,655 votes 1.2%
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Minister

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Statements and Interviews

  • Video Voter - Select "Controller", then candidate name to see a statement by Chiang, Strickland, Tello, Wells. Produced by Center for Governmental Studies. (2 min. each)
  • Free AirTime Project - Select "Controller" then candidate name to see interviews of Chiang, Strickland, Tello, Wells. Requires Adobe Flash and Windows Media Player. Produced by the California Channel. (30 min. each)
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