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Official Black Voice News Sample Ballot :: General Election November 5, 2002

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Editorial Endorsements

Prior to my illness I had the opportunity to meet with several of the candidates or members of their staff who are seeking statewide office.

In the Governor’s race, I had the opportunity to meet with Gov. Gray Davis and candidate Bill Simon. Of great concern to me is what they are planning to do for the 2.4 million African Americans living in the State of California. With an estimated $50 plus billion buying power, Gray Davis’ past history and current posture favors the Black community with his many appointments of African Americans to the judicial bench and small business administration. Some of Davis’ local appointments are: Judge Richard Fields, Judge Katrina West, Small Business Administration board member Otis Clopton, and State Domestic Violence Advisory Councilmember Eliza Daniely-Woolfolk.
Davis has also been a good friend to education and law enforcement which are key agencies to the social welfare of the Black community. Important to Black media, Davis has held several meetings with Black publishers and Black-owned radio stations in an effort to explain and give access to advertising dollars.
As to recommendations for propositions and local measures, we want to emphasize our desire to place public notices in Black-owned media when seeking contractors for various construction and building projects. We also favor clean water, clear air, less traffic congestion, more after school programs for our children and we also want to be a part of the building process which equates into business contracts and jobs. For too long we have voted for these measures only to be left out when it comes to sharing in the money. So to all the elected officials and those seeking elected positions, the Black community will no longer be ignored after the voting is over.

STATE of california

Gray Davis

Lieutenant Governor
Cruz m. bustamante

Secretary of State

State Controller
Steve Westly

State Treasurer
PhiL Angelides

Attorney General
Bill lockyer

Insurance Commissioner
John Garamendi

Judicial Supreme Court no recommendations

Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals no recommendations

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Jack O’Connell

measures submitted to the voters

State Proposition 46 Yes

State Proposition 47 Yes

State Proposition 48 Yes

State Proposition 49 Yes

State Proposition 50 Yes

State Proposition 51 Yes

State Proposition 52 Yes

San Bernardino County

United States Representative
U.S. Representative 43rd District
Joe Baca

U.S. Representative 41st District
Jerry Lewis

State Senate
State Senator, 32nd District
Nell Soto

Member of the State Assembly
State Assembly 62nd District
John Longville

State Assembly 61st District
Gloria Negrete McLeod

State Assembly 63rd District
Doris Wallace

David Eshleman

City Clerk
Bea Watson

City Council
Raymond Rucker, jr.

City Council
Deborah Robertson

City Council
Joseph “Joe” Sampson

County Supervisor, 2nd Supervisorial
Jon Mikels

County Assessor
Linda Foster

District Attorney
Mike Ramos

school measures
SBCCD Special Bond P Yes

city measures
City Charter Amendment C Yes

City Charter Amendment D Yes

Transient Lodging Tax E Yes

Riverside County

United States Representative
U.S. Representative 44th District
Ken Calvert

U.S. Representative 45th District
Mary Bono

State Senator
State Senator, 36th District
Adrienne Westall

Member of the Sate Assembly
State Assembly, 64th District
Robert Melsh

State Assembly, 66th District
Ray Haynes

County Supervisor, 5th Supervisorial
Marion Ashley

Robert E. Byrd

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