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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 12:16 p.m. PST Wednesday, February 16, 2000

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 23

Six vie for Honda's office

Three Democrats, two Republicans and a Libertarian are vying for their parties' nomination to replace Assemblyman Mike Honda, D-San Jose. Honda is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Campbell, R-Campbell. The heavily Democratic district includes ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods such as the Rose Garden and East San Jose, as well as downtown neighborhoods around San Jose State University.

On the Democratic side is San Jose City Councilman Manny Diaz. Diaz, 46, is in his second term on the council and cannot run for that seat again. A former planning commissioner, he said the three issues he would focus most of his attention on in the Assembly are education and youth, neighborhood revitalization, and transportation.

State Assistant Attorney General Tony West, 34, who lost a 1998 San Jose City Council race to Cindy Chavez by a small margin, is a former federal prosecutor. West, also a former San Jose planning commissioner, said he would focus on education, transportation, affordable housing and public safety.

Fred Buzo is a self-employed attorney and first-time candidate. Buzo, 32, said he would be an advocate for schools, small businesses and the rights of employees. In the race for the Republican nomination are Tom Askeland, a businessman, and David J. Neighbors, an accountant.

Askeland, 44, who is a marketing consultant for high-tech companies, said his priorities would be transportation, better health-care coverage for the disabled, sound management of taxpayer dollars and environmental protections.

Neighbors, 38, supports a return to traditional teaching methods, lower income taxes and smaller government. He said he would also restore property tax funding to counties and cities.

Libertarian Dana W. Albrecht, 28, is a software engineer. He opposes legislation that infringes on individual rights, including laws that curtail gun ownership and privacy rights.


-- Mercury News Staff Writer Elise Banducci

   
       

Published February 20, 2000

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