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California State Government June 3, 2014 Election
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A runoff will be held on 11/4/2014 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes. The runoff will be held even if one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election.

Results as of Jul 1 4:10pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22353/22353)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ashley Swearengin Click here for more information about this candidate 1,001,473 votes 24.8%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Mayor, City of Fresno
  • Chariman of the Board, California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley
  • Co-Founder, Regional Jobs Initiative
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to understand and pay down California's debt.
  • Focus California's resources on facilitating private sector job growth.
  • Enact analytical oversight of government agency spending to ensure taxpayers' dollars are being spend efficiently and effectively.
Betty T. Yee Click here for more information about this candidate 878,195 votes 21.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Board of Equalization Member
  • 30 years of experience in public finance and tax policy
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley and MPA, Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
  • Lead comprehensive tax reform.
  • Preserve retirement security.
  • Model responsible environmental stewardship .
John A. Pérez Click here for more information about this candidate 877,714 votes 21.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California Assembly Speaker
  • Assemblymember, 2008-Present
  • Member, Democratic National Committee
  • Boardmember, California League of Conservation Voters
  • Chair, Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Boardmember, California Voter Modernization Board
  • Push the creation and strengthening of a reserve fund so that we can level out the boom-and-bust revenue cycle and avoid any further cuts to services
  • Audit and monitor the PERS and STRS systems to ensure we are making wise investments that keep our pensions solvent and reflect California's values
  • Ensure that local governments are not hamstrung by supermajority requirements when they try to raise local revenues
David Evans Click here for more information about this candidate 850,109 votes 21.0%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Chief Financial Officer
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Master Business Administration
  • Former Mayor
  • Director - Mojave Air and Space Port
  • Bring Integrity to Government
  • Watch over and protect the tax dollars of the citizens
  • Use my trained professional judgement to root out fraud
Laura Wells Click here for more information about this candidate 231,352 votes 5.7%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Financial Analyst
  • Over 20 years experience in pension fund accounting, stock & bond investments, union dues accounting, and real estate mortgage loans.
  • Co-founder of No Corporate Money Campaign in which candidates pledge to run with no corporate money and voters plan to vote for NCM candidates.
  • B.A. Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Phi Beta Kappa
  • M.Ed. Antioch University, Cambridge, MA
  • Implement State Bank to invest in California not Wall Street, partner with local banks, save interest, make good loans.
  • Reverse unfair state/local taxes, now 8.8% on richest 1%, 10.6% on poorest 20%, leading to biggest increase in super-rich individuals in the country.
  • Audit Prop 13, both good and bad effects since 1978. Audit why California has the highest poverty rate in the country.
Tammy D. Blair Click here for more information about this candidate 200,532 votes 5.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Administrator
  • B.S. in Health Science, Administration
  • M.P.A. Public Administration
  • Phi Alpha Alpha -National Honor Society
  • To bring Change and Transparency; and to "Assure Accountability"
  • To upgrage the State Payroll System for 240,000 Employees
  • To conduct audits, write compliance policies, provide more consumer awareness to CA Fiscal Government.

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Official Information

Job Description

  • As the state's chief fiscal officer, serves as the state's accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.
  • Administers the state payroll system and unclaimed property laws.
  • Serves on numerous boards and commissions including the Board of Equalization and the Board of Control.
  • Conducts audits and reviews of state operations.
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