CANDIDATE STATEMENTS BY OFFICE
SECRETARY OF STATE
- As the state’s chief elections officer, administers and enforces election laws and keeps records of all campaign and lobbyist disclosure statements required under the Political Reform Act.
- Files official documents relating to corporations, trademarks, the Uniform Commercial Code, notaries public, and limited partnerships.
- Collects and preserves historically valuable papers and artifacts in the California State Archives.
- Serves as an ex-officio member of the California State World Trade Commission.
|578 Washington Blvd. #409
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
California must never be like Florida or Ohio. Election results must be free from doubts about fraud and manipulation. As Chairwoman of the Senate Elections Committee, I’m fighting to make sure your vote is counted accurately and to end the domination of big money on elections. Your Secretary of State must bring integrity back to the electoral process. I fought to require a paper trail for electronic voting machines and to outlaw campaign contributions from voting machine manufacturers. Since my first day in public office, I’ve refused to accept gifts as an elected official, and I’ve pressed to limit the influence of special interest money. I’ve written bills requiring clear disclosure about who is paying to put initiative petitions on the ballot. I wrote the first proposal to allow voters to get vote-by-mail ballots automatically. I’m working to expand the Safe at Home program in the Secretary of State’s office, which allows victims of domestic violence to keep their abusers from knowing where they live. I’m a fighter for consumer protection, privacy rights, open government, and choice. I led the nation by authoring a landmark measure to prevent your Social Security number from misuse and to protect you from identity theft. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, the National Organization for Women-California, California Nurses Association, California Federation of Teachers, and the Sierra Club have joined together to support me. Please join me in the fight to clean up campaigns and elections. I respectfully request your vote.
Peace and Freedom Party
|20212 Harvard Way
Riverside, CA 92507
New technology should help provide better services for voters and improve voter turnout to strengthen democracy. Instead we get insecure and faulty voting systems. We need to end corruption and corporate influence throughout the election process.
|815 Washington Street, Suite 24
Oakland, CA 94607
California’s electoral system needs a complete overhaul, not bandages! We must end gerrymandering and ensure all citizens are fully represented in government; Give citizens more choices with Instant Runoff Voting; Demand all votes are accurately counted and voting machines produce voter verified paper ballots; Increase voter turnout by allowing election day registration; End corruption by enacting new restrictions on all election-related contributions and implementing fair public financing laws.—I am a Financial Advisor with a Ph.D. from MIT in Marine Biology. I have the qualifications to fix our system and bring Free and Fair elections to California.
|925 University Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825
In 2005, I was nominated to be Secretary of State by the Governor and unanimously confirmed by every Democrat and Republican in the Legislature. I have brought nonpartisanship to the Office, restored confidence in our elections process, and overseen two successful statewide elections. My most important mission is to preserve our basic freedom—the right to vote. When I became Secretary of State, the Office was in political, economic, and structural disarray. California was unprepared to comply with new federal voting requirements. I’ve worked tirelessly to bring integrity to the Office. I traveled to each of California’s 58 counties and met with every elections official to effectively administer elections. Within weeks, I restored $169 million in federal elections funds that had been frozen for nine months. California now leads the nation in modernizing voting technology with a voter registration database that reduces the potential for fraud. I’ve fought for campaign finance reform and support immediate public Internet disclosure of campaign contributions. To make the Office more efficient and responsive, we encourage people to do business online rather than in line. I have worked to improve California’s international trade opportunities so California remains the 6th largest economy in the world. My positive record speaks for itself. I’m proud to be supported by the California Teachers Association, California Sheriffs Association, California Women’s Leadership Association, California Small Business Association, California Farm Bureau, and a bipartisan group of elected officials. I respectfully request your vote for Secretary of State. Please visit www.mcpherson2006.com.
|GLENN McMILLON, JR.
American Independent Party
|14400 E. 14th St., Apt. 11
San Leandro, CA 94578
Pro-Life. Pro-Family. Pro-Enforcement. www.myspace.com/mcmillon2006. www.aipca.org.
|GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT
|P.O. Box 598
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
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|The order of the candidates is determined by random alphabet drawing. Statements on this page were supplied by the candidates and have not been checked for accuracy. Each statement was voluntarily submitted by the candidate and is printed at the expense of the candidate. Candidates who did not submit statements could otherwise be qualified to appear on the ballot.|
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