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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
Member of the State Assembly; District 14

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.

See below for questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, Health Insurance

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1. What does California need to do to address the current budget crisis?

Answer from Kevin O'Neal:

Roll back services to what they were 5 years ago. We were not in bad shape then, yet we had a budget surplus.

2. What should the state's priorities be for K-12 education? For the Community College System?

Answer from Kevin O'Neal:

Reform workers comp insurance so that schools can afford to hire teachers instead of paying huge premiums on this insurance.

3. What measures would you support to address California's water needs?

Answer from Kevin O'Neal:

No opinion at this time.

4. What should the Legislature be doing to address the needs of Californians without health insurance?

Answer from Kevin O'Neal:

Encourage non-profits to satisfy the need. It is not the state's place to intervene in areas where private non-profit organizations provide services tailored to the communities they serve. The state is a one size fits all solution that will cost more and provide less than any prediction made by proponents of state run healthcare.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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