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Election 2000 logo (sm) Voters Guide Calif. Primary - Mar. 7

 

NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE
Open primary mixes parties
Smaller parties offer more choices
Presidential primary is a mother lode
The presidential candidates on the issues
Other candidates in the presidenital race
A quiet GOP Senate campaign
Other candidates for the Senate seat

U.S. HOUSE
District 10
District 12
District 13
District 14
District 15
District 16
District 17

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE
District 11
District 13
District 15

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY
District 23
District 24
District 28
Districts 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27
(uncontested)

PROPOSITIONS
Voters facing 20 ballot measures
Pro, con, for and against

LOCAL RACES
Santa Clara County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Los Altos Hills Council
San Jose Council
Water District
Open Space Authority
Ballot measures

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
Board of Education
Ballot measures

San Mateo County
Board of Supervisors
Half Moon Bay Council
Ballot measures

Santa Cruz County
Board of Supervisors
District Attorney
Superior Court
Ballot measures

San Benito County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Board of Education

GRAPHICS
How to use Pollstar ballot machine

Are we there yet? An explanation of the primary process

NEWS
Politics & Government on Mercury Center

Campaign 2000 at RealCities

RESOURCES ONLINE
California Secretary of State voter information
California Voter Foundation's nonpartisan guide
League of Women Voters' nonpartisan guide
Rough and Tumble, a daily snapshot on California politics

Alameda County
Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County

CREDITS

 
     

Posted at 11:00 a.m. PST Wednesday, February 16, 2000

ALAMEDA COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

Area 5

What's at stake? Trustees, who serve four-year terms, are part of a seven-member board which handles appeals for suspensions or transfer denials. The board approves the county office budget and handles disputes over transfer of territory.

GAIL JONES

Who is she? Gail Jones is a licensed clinic social worker and the owner of Gail Jones Counseling and Consulting Inc. in Milpitas. She received her bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1976 and a master's from San Jose State University in 1978. On the Board of Education for four years, Jones has lived in Fremont since 1984. She received a certificate of appreciation from the National Women's Political Caucus of Southern Alameda County for 1998 and a Public Education Service Award in 1999 from Alameda County Superintendent Sheila Jordan.

Why is she running? Jones would focus on public school safety and cleanliness. She has lobbied for after-school programs for kids and for money for art programs. She's lobbied at state, local and national levels for higher teacher salaries and affordable housing for teachers. Jones wants to introduce a resolution against verbal abuse in the schools and have ground rules to be read out loud at the beginning of every class which would stipulate ``no weapons, no hitting, no name calling, no verbal abuse in the classroom.''

FRANK G.H. SABIK

Who is he? Frank Sabik, 39, is a facilities maintenance engineer for Niles Properties Inc. He graduated from Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Ill., in 1978.

Why is he running? Sabik says he would fairly and objectively represent the needs of the community, especially the highest quality education for all by putting children first. Sabik would focus on graffiti abatement in schools and gang activity.

   
       

Published February 20, 2000

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