1998 California Primary Election
Candidate Statements
Secretary of State
  • As the state's chief elections officer, administers and enforces elections 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.
Candidate Photo Michela Alioto
P.O. Box 26249
San Francisco, CA 94126-6249
(415) 986-9966
As a former policy advisor to Vice President Gore, I know the importance of technology and the impact it can have on the electoral process. Currently, only about 50% of eligible citizens vote. As secretary of state, I will fight to open the political process through on-line voter registration, statewide vote-by-mail, and educational programs. As a wheelchair user, I've been fighting to overcome barriers: I will ensure access to all polling places. My family has a tradition of public service, and I believe we must take these steps to ensure that government is truly representative and responsive.
Web Site: www.alioto98.com
Candidate Photo Valli Sharpe-Geisler
4718 Meridian Ave., MSC #228
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 997-9267
There is an urgent need to represent the American People first, not big business, special interests, or foreign lobbies. In past elections we have seen millions spent on negative campaign ads and partisan posturing while crucial issues were neglected such as real campaign finance reform. With a coalition I fought to get the campaign finance reform initiative, Prop 208, on the ballot and passed. As your Secretary of State, I will continue to push for real election reform. If you want reform vote reform. I'm a technologist, educator and State Chair of the Reform Party.
Web Site: www.SiliconV.com
Candidate Photo Carolyn Rae Short
American Independent
P.O. Box 180
Durham, CA 95938
(916) 345-4224
My purpose in running for California Secretary of State is to alert and inform all citizens of their duty and obligation to register and vote into office responsible, representative and constitutionally moral candidates. As a native Californian born in Coronado in 1965 and permanent resident of northern California for over 21 years, I feel a strong commitment to upholding the rights and liberties of all its citizens as well as providing simplified and accessible information regarding the laws of the constitutions of California and the United States.
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Candidate Photo Israel Feuer
Peace and Freedom
P.O. Box 24858
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 473-3498
Attention: All voters sapient and sentient! I voice an appeal to reason --Exercise uncommon sense during election season. Don't just surrender, or squander, your vote for self-seeking politicians and time-serving bureaucrats (or sundry demagogues, ego-trippers, sectarians, opportunists). Make your vote really count by nominating someone missioned , who stands for something meaningful , in public service. As your Secretary of State, I'll work to truly empower all Californians, through fairer election procedures, adequate impartial information, enhanced voting alternatives, by implementing real reforms . This misnamed "open primary" won't suffice--nor mere 100-word statements! I welcome your inquiries . . . I solicit your support . . . Thanks!
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Candidate Photo Marisa Helene Palyvos-Story
Peace and Freedom
10153 Riverside Dr., #374
Toluca Lake, CA 91602-2533
(818) 830-2794
I propose elections where each party receives representation based upon its actual voter support to insure more diversity in California government. As working mother and member of the UFCW Union, I'll ensure that the Corporate Division cracks down on companies for tax non-payment. I will demand that cities stop issuing business licenses to suspended corporations. For years the Los Angeles Police Commission has allowed four suspended corporations--all owned by the same person --to do business even though they owe millions in back taxes to California. I'll help unions with neutral checks to determine worker support through the elections division.
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Candidate Photo Jane Ann Bialosky
Natural Law
P.O. Box 5283
Santa Barbara, CA 93150
(805) 969-3434
My intention, having taught 23 years, is to bring fulfillment to the electoral ideal, a wise electorate. Government is the reflection of collective consciousness. With every thought and action we vote for the quality of leadership. Without a unifying principle, government will necessarily be partisan, unable to satisfy its citizens' innumerable desires. The Natural Law Party introduces the principle of administration in harmony with nature's intelligence, natural law, which supports the evolution of the infinitely diverse universe. We can achieve perfect administration through education to develop higher states of consciousness, enlivening natural law, so action is all-nourishing, spontaneously right.
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Candidate Photo Bill Jones
1801 I Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-8368
As Secretary of State, I won the court battle to keep term limits for politicians . Since 1995, over 1,000,000 voters have registered while I passed reforms to remove over 500,000 who died or moved years ago. Cleaning the voter file saves millions of your tax dollars and reduces the potential for fraud . My voter fraud prevention unit has investigated hundreds of cases and referred over 130 for prosecution . I implemented real campaign finance reforms by requiring full and immediate public disclosure of campaign contributions on the Internet and toughened enforcement on politicians and contributors who fail to disclose campaign contributions.
Web Site: www.BillJones.org
Candidate Photo Gail K. Lightfoot
P.O. Box 598
Pismo Beach, CA 93448
(888) 452-3434
I would work as Secretary of State to increase eligible voter participation through easy to understand election pamphlets (with photos and statements from all candidates) and candidate guidelines. Then any voter could decide from the election material how they wish to cast their vote without depending on media coverage or political advertising. I propose adding "None of the Above" option (all candidates for the office can be rejected and a new election held); letting individuals give unlimited personal contributions to the candidate(s) they wish and any voter having permanent absentee voting status.
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