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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 11:13 a.m. PST Wednesday, February 16, 2000

SAN BENITO COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

District 3

What's at stake? Six people are running for seats on the San Benito County Board of Education, but three incumbents -- Mary Anne Filice (District 1), Guadalupe V. Candelaria (District 2) and Patricia Ward (District 5) -- are unopposed.

JOAN CAMPBELL-GARCIA

Who is she? Joan Campbell-Garcia, 60, is a teacher at San Andreas High School. She has taught in county school programs for 15 years.

Why is she running? Campbell-Garcia lists her main interests for the school system as ensuring safety; forming partnerships with the community; serving the diverse population of the district; making sure students and their families know their rights in the school system; and assuring fiscal responsibility.

GORDON A. MACHADO

Who is he? Gordon Machado, 58, is a businessman who served on the Hollister City Council from 1972 to 1984. He has remained politically active since then, spearheading a slow-growth measure in the early '90s and opposing the expansion of the Hollister airport.

Why is he running? The state ``seems to be taking a new focus'' on education, Machado said; ``I want to be part of that.''

DIANE P. MATTSON

Who is she? Diane P. Mattson is a real estate agent and widow of Bob Mattson, who died last year while serving as District 3 trustee.

Why is she running? Mattson said she wants to continue her late husband's efforts at championing literacy. She cited the ``reading readiness'' programs at some schools that could be duplicated elsewhere.

   
       

Published February 20, 2000

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