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Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 7, 2006 Election
Smart Voter Political Philosophy for Gerard "Gerry" Machado

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 17

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With the opening of UC Merced, Gerry Machado's experience in education will make a difference for the future of our children.

Protecting and expanding UC Merced will be Gerry Machado's focus while working to deliver a strong public education system that takes power away from bureaucrats and gives it back to local school boards.

A strong education system is the best jobs program possible and breaks the cycle of poverty. To have a strong education system, our schools must be safe so our children can learn without the threats of drugs and gangs. We must eliminate these threats from our schools and protect the innocence of our children.


Gerry Machado is a Ronald Reagan Republican who also believes that lowering taxes grows small businesses and creates good paying jobs for working families. It also generates more revenue to use towards education, relieving traffic congestion and creating tax incentives to keep our farmers competitive in world markets.

Liberal politicians like to use our tax dollars to pay for everything from hypodermic needles for drug addicts to Viagra for sex offenders. Gerry Machado will fight to cut these outrageous wastes of taxpayer dollars


Gerry Machado is an outspoken advocate of expanding I-205 and Highway 99 and making sure that the gas tax dollars we pay are used for our highways like they were supposed to. Gerry Machado will fight to keep transportation dollars where they belong...on our highways and improving public transportation.

While road improvements are critical, it is time for the state to look at Tracy as the next expansion for the BART system. Gerry Machado will support expanding BART to Tracy.

Shorter commuting times will allow more time with families. Gerry Machado will focus on making sure government does all it can to help families have more time together.


Gerry Machado's beliefs are simple: violent criminals must be put away for good and the laws enforced no matter what San Francisco liberals say. Gerry Machado will:

Vote against weakening "Three Strikes"

Protect victims' rights FIRST before a criminal's

Support treating violent juvenile offenders as adults

Enforce the death penalty


Gerry Machado believes it is time to finally stop the illegal immigration revolving door at California's border by taking strong steps to stop this growing security risk to America.

Gerry Machado will fight to prevent the state of California from giving drivers licenses to people in this country illegally and will support legislation to create a state border patrol to stop illegal immigration once and for all while cracking down on those companies that break the law by hiring illegal workers.

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