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Marin County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
 Smart Voter Thomas Gangale

Candidate for
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Marin; Supervisorial District 1

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Political Scientist
  • Captain, United States Air Force (Retired)
  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California
  • MA, International Relations, San Francisco State University
  • 2003 Dean's List, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, San Francisco State University, Spring semester
  • 2003 & 2004 Scholar, World Affairs Council of Northern California
  • Founder, Masters of International Relations (MIR), San Francisco State University
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Promote progressive issues and candidates at the local, state, and national level. See for my list of important issues.
  • Build relationships with Democratic central committees and other organizations in neighboring counties and around the state.
  • Marin should look for opportunities to lend its progressive strength to inland red areas where we can be the margin of victory for Dem candidates.
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Position Papers
The American Plan to Reform the Presidential Nomination Process
Endorsed by the California Democratic Party and recommended by the Commission on Presidential Nomination Timing and Scheduling: "In considering the options for 2012 the Commission encourages the Party to think boldly, including for example, RBC consideration of the proposal known as the American Plan which would spread the calendar of contests across ten intervals of time and randomly select the order of the states from one presidential election cycle to the next."
Using Existing Boundaries to Draw Legislative Districts
The decennial redistricting process, controlled by politicians or their appointees result in the proliferation of gerrymandered, "safe" districts that protect incumbents from competition. This practice ignores the geography of real communities and disenfranchises large blocs of voters.
The 30K Plan to Reform the Electoral College
It is highly doubtful that any attempt to abolish the Electoral College can ever succeed, because of the high bar set by the Constitution regarding the amendment process, and the political interest that the numerous small-population states have in preserving the present system. This paper finds constitutional language that permits the reformulation of the Electoral College by federal statute.
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