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Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Trinity Counties, CA March 5, 2002 Election
 Smart Voter Patty Berg

Candidate for
Member; California State Assembly; District 1; Democratic Party

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Social Worker
  • Founding Director of the Humboldt/Del Norte Area Agency on Aging
  • Wrote Humboldt County Crime Prevention Plan and Chaired its first Crime Commission
  • Founded Humboldt County's first Pro-Choice PAC
  • Developed California's first K-12 comprehensive family life education curriculum
  • Led successful "No on Measure J" Campaign, keeping Wal-Mart out of Eureka
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Health care and delivery of services to seniors, children and families
  • Education-California currently ranks 36th in the Nation in per pupil spending. We used to be number 1. We need to be again.
  • Economic development while protecting the coast and Environment
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Key Endorsements
  • Senator Wesley Chesbro
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Teachers Association
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Position Papers
"California was once the nation's leader in public education. It needs to be again. As the next Assemblywoman from the North Coast, I'll fight to restore school funding putting our children first"
-Patty Berg
"The state's population is currently at 35 million and increasing by more than five million a decade. The collateral impact of growth on our communities and our environment has not yet been addressed in a systematic way. What can we do to preserve our natural surroundings and prepare for growth of this magnitude? That should be the basic question underlying our public policymaking." Patty Berg
Health Care
"The health care system in California is on the brink of collapse, demanding government intervention. It has become painfully clear we can no longer continue to do business as usual. We must evaluate new models of health care delivery for our state and our rural counties. Our goal must be universal health care. No one should be left out." -- Patty Berg
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