LWV League of Women Voters of California
San Joaquin County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Barbara Matthews

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 17

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Businesswoman/Tracy Councilwoman
  • As a Democratic businesswoman, I will work for a stronger economy with better wages and "no-new-taxes" fiscal policies.
  • I was elected to the Tracy City Council in 1991 where I've advocated for better police and fire services.
  • As a Councilwoman, I fought for better planning and made sure developers paid for new schools.
  • I've stood up against illegal gun sales on public property and have been a leader against domestic violence.
  • I serve on the Economic Development Committee, the Tracy Investment Committee, and the San Joaquin County Waste Management Task Force.
Top Priorities if Elected
  • With a background in business, I'll fight to cut unnecessary sales taxes and to stop wasting government money.
  • Education reforms are needed to send our tax dollars directly into classrooms. We must also guarantee kids' safety at school.
  • As a businesswoman, I know it's imperative to attract more higher wage jobs to the Central Valley.
Key Endorsements
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Nurses Association
  • California Teachers Association
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