LWV League of Women Voters of California
San Diego County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Jay La Suer

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 77

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Reforming Education

Although a number of Republican-sponsored education reforms have been passed into law, our schools are still failing to teach our children, as evidenced by the latest published test scores. Jay La Suer believes we need to teach our students the basics of reading, writing and arthmetic. Jay wants to continue reforming California's schools to provide our children the education they deserve.

Jay Supports:

Implementing teacher performance and competency testing to ensure our children learn from the best teachers. Expanding Charter Schools. Implementing a pilot project school voucher system for inner city and economically disadvantaged families. Allowing local school districts to design core curricula standards emphasizing the basics of reading, writing and math tailored to their communities. Implementing "merit pay" to provide economic incentives for teachers.

Fighting Crime

Although Jay La Suer ended his 31 year law enforcement career as San Diego Undersheriff, he wants to continue his commitment to fighting crime as a member of the State Assembly. Jay believes that California can realize further reductions in violent crime by putting the rights of victims before the rights of criminals and by passing tough laws designed to deter violent crime.

Jay Supports:

Preventing California's "Three Strikes" law from becoming weakened by activist judges. Enforcing minimum sentencing guidelines and eliminating early release of convicted criminals. Enforcing tough laws like 10/20/life... "Use a Gun and You're Done". Enforcing the Death Penalty. Trying Juvenile murderers as adults.

Taxes and the Economy

In nine years as a member of the La Mesa City Council, Jay has never voted for a tax increase! To preserve our growing economy, Jay can be counted on to continue his commitment to lower taxes and eliminating wasteful government spending.

Jay Supports:

Expanding research and development tax credits. Continuing to preserve and protect Proposition 13. Ending workers compensation fraud. Passing comprehensive Tort reform legislation. Eliminating burdensome government regulations and streamlining the permitting process. Protecting private property rights. Wiping out unfunded state mandates to local governments. Eliminating wasteful government spending.

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