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California State Government March 5, 2002 Election
State Superintendent of Public Instruction; State of California Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22976/22976)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jack O'Connell 1,747,387 votes 41.9%

  • Occupation: State Senator
  • Teacher.
  • School Board Member.
  • State Assembly 1982-94.
  • State Senate 1994-present.
  • Reduce class sizes in as many grades as possible.
  • Make sure a qualified teacher is in every classroom.
  • Provide modern, safe schools with up-to-date textbooks.
Katherine H. "Kathy" Smith 1,176,467 votes 28.2%
  • Occupation: President, Board of Trustees, Anaheim Union High School Dist
  • Businesswoman
  • Educator
  • Founder, Group Resolving Anti-social Problems (GRASP)
  • Recipient, George Washington Honor Medal
  • Programs to teach character, respect, manners and patriotism.
  • Create schools of academic excellence for motivated students.
  • Establish literacy, trade & tech education for non-violent inmates
Lynne C. Leach 1,098,710 votes 26.2%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: State Legislator/Businesswoman
  • Phone: 925-934-1998; Addr: 119 Ready Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598; Email:
Joe Taylor 157,501 votes 3.7%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Occupation: Political Consultant
  • Phone: 323-567-2614; Addr: 9410 Pace Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90002

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  • Candidates On-the-Air - RealAudio archive of Forum program aired 2/18/02 (1 hour) hosted by Michael Krasny. Guests: Leach, O'Connell, Smith.
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