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California March 7, 2000 Election
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San Luis Obispo County Ballot

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County Results as of Mar 30 8:22am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (195/195)
64.5% Countywide Voter Turnout (84425/130828)

Statewide Results as of Apr 7 11:00am, 99.5% of Precincts Reporting (22577/22670)
53.8% Statewide Voter Turnout (7,879,299/14,631,805)

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Democratic Party; President of the United States

  • Al Gore, Democratic
    2,603,865 votes 79.8% (81.3% in party)
  • Bill Bradley, Democratic
    640,831 votes 19.7% (18.2% in party)
  • Lyndon Larouche, Democratic
    19,340 votes .5% (.5% in party)
  • Gerald Dalgneau, Democratic (Write-In)
  • Tom O'Brien, Democratic (Write-In)
  • Mark Greenstein, Democratic (Write-In)
  • Sandra Gandel, Democratic (Write-In)
  • Odessa Lightfoot, Democratic (Write-In)

Republican Party; President of the United States

  • George W. Bush, Republican
    2,158,489 votes 52.2% (60.6% in party)
  • John McCain, Republican
    1,773,494 votes 42.9% (34.8% in party)
  • Alan Keyes, Republican
    169,692 votes 4.2% (4% in party)
  • Steve Forbes, Republican (Withdrawn)
    14,430 votes .3% (.2% in party)
  • Gary Bauer, Republican (Withdrawn)
    10,481 votes .2% (.2% in party)
  • Orrin Hatch, Republican (Withdrawn)
    9,157 votes .2% (.2% in party)
  • David Rosenbaum, Republican (Write-In)
  • Joe Schriner, Republican (Write-In)

American Independent Party; President of the United States

  • Howard Phillips, American Independent
    8,931 votes 100% (100% in party)

Green Party; President of the United States

  • Ralph Nader, Green
    112,104 votes 94.4% (91.9% in party)
  • Joel Kovel, Green
    6,689 votes 5.6% (8.1% in party)
  • Kent Mesplay, Green (Write-In)

Libertarian Party; President of the United States

  • Harry Browne, Libertarian
    20,771 votes 62.3% (71.7% in party)
  • Kip Lee, Libertarian
    4,001 votes 12% (5.8% in party)
  • L. Neil Smith, Libertarian
    3,160 votes 9.5% (8.8% in party)
  • Larry Hines, Libertarian
    2,969 votes 8.8% (7.4% in party)
  • Dave Lynn Hollist, Libertarian
    2,473 votes 7.4% (6.3% in party)

Natural Law Party; President of the United States

  • John Hagelin, Natural Law
    5,850 votes 100% (100% in party)

Reform Party; President of the United States

  • Donald J. Trump, Reform (Withdrawn)
    15,261 votes 44.3% (37% in party)
  • George D. Weber, Reform
    9,376 votes 27.2% (11.2% in party)
  • Robert Bowman, Reform
    4,868 votes 14.2% (15% in party)
  • John B. Anderson, Reform
    3,148 votes 9.1% (24.4% in party)
  • Charles Collins, Reform
    1,825 votes 5.2% (12.4% in party)
  • Joel Neuberg, Reform (Write-In)

United States Senator

United States Senator

  • Dianne Feinstein, Democratic
    3,749,232 votes 51.2% (95.5% in party)
  • Tom Campbell, Republican
    1,690,344 votes 23.1% (56.2% in party)
  • Ray Haynes, Republican
    675,984 votes 9.3% (22.5% in party)
  • Bill Horn, Republican
    451,051 votes 6.2% (15% in party)
  • Michael Schmier, Democratic
    180,405 votes 2.5% (4.5% in party)
  • Gail Katherine Lightfoot, Libertarian
    120,132 votes 1.7% (100% in party)
  • Medea Susan Benjamin, Green
    99,541 votes 1.4% (74% in party)
  • John M. Brown, Republican
    68,122 votes 1% (2.3% in party)
  • Linh Dao, Republican
    64,345 votes .8% (2.1% in party)
  • JP Gough, Republican
    58,637 votes .8% (1.9% in party)
  • Jose Luis "Joe" Camahort, Reform
    46,163 votes .6% (70.4% in party)
  • Diane Beall Templin, American Independent
    38,634 votes .5% (100% in party)
  • Jan B. Tucker, Green
    35,005 votes .4% (26% in party)
  • Brian M. Rees, Natural Law
    26,284 votes .3% (100% in party)
  • Valli "Sharp" Sharpe-Geisler, Reform
    19,474 votes .2% (29.6% in party)

United States Representative

United States Representative; District 22

  • Lois Capps, Democratic
    105,850 votes 55.3% (100% in party)
  • Mike Stoker, Republican
    73,256 votes 38.3% (89.8% in party)
  • Allen Rowe, Republican
    8,385 votes 4.4% (10.2% in party)
  • Joe Furcinite, Libertarian
    1,462 votes .8% (100% in party)
  • Richard D. "Dick" Porter, Reform
    1,330 votes .6% (100% in party)
  • J. Carlos Aguirre, Natural Law
    1,244 votes .6% (100% in party)


Member of the State Assembly; District 33

  • Laurence Houlgate, Democratic
    67,356 votes 56% (100% in party)
  • Abel Maldonado, Republican
    53,006 votes 44% (100% in party)


Supervisor; County of San Luis Obispo; District 1

Supervisor; County of San Luis Obispo; District 3

Supervisor; County of San Luis Obispo; District 5

Political Party

Member; Republican County Central Committee; Supervisorial District 1 (5 Elected)

  • Tom Bordonaro
    8623 votes 35.08%
  • Chet Dotter
    3344 votes 13.60%
  • Del Knight
    2914 votes 11.85%
  • Edie Knight
    2854 votes 11.61%
  • Leisa Brug
    2437 votes 9.91%
  • Cheryl M. Burbach
    2400 votes 9.76%
  • Jonathan Bogart
    1926 votes 7.83%

Member; Republican County Central Committee; Supervisorial District 2 (4 Elected)

  • Cathy Novak
    3857 votes 22.56%
  • Joan Staton
    3398 votes 19.87%
  • Linda L. Donnelly
    3241 votes 18.95%
  • Stan Gustafson
    2905 votes 16.99%
  • Warren D. Lilly
    2152 votes 12.58%
  • Alan R. Martyn
    1515 votes 8.86%

Member; Republican County Central Committee; Supervisorial District 3 (4 Elected)

  • Rick Bravo
    3927 votes 22.56%
  • Kathryn C. Williams
    2469 votes 14.19%
  • William M. Rosensteel, Jr.
    2138 votes 12.28%
  • George Gowgani
    2102 votes 12.08%
  • Sylvia Muscia
    1951 votes 11.21%
  • Debra Bravo
    1849 votes 10.62%
  • Margarite Gowgani
    1199 votes 6.89%
  • Michelle Barrett
    906 votes 5.21%
  • Jerry Dagna
    823 votes 4.73%

Member; Republican County Central Committee; Supervisorial District 4 (5 Elected)

  • Sharon F. Billon
    4096 votes 14.48%
  • Ralph R. Bush
    3888 votes 13.74%
  • Tammy Nightingale
    3879 votes 13.71%
  • Bill Hart
    3784 votes 13.37%
  • John M. Taylor
    3685 votes 13.02%
  • Edward C. Williams
    3600 votes 12.72%
  • Thomas C. Barrett
    2429 votes 8.59%
  • Livia P. Seim
    1589 votes 5.62%
  • Byron Briley
    1299 votes 4.59%

State Propositions

Proposition 1A Gambling on Tribal Lands
4,727,511 / 64.4% Yes votes ...... 2,608,435 / 35.6% No votes
Modifies existing gambling prohibitions to authorize Governor to negotiate compacts with federally recognized Indian tribes, subject to legislative ratification, for operation of slot machines, lottery games, and banking and percentage card games on Indian lands. Fiscal Impact: Uncertain fiscal effect on state and local tax revenues ranging from minor impact to significant annual increases. State gambling license fees of tens of millions of dollars annually.

Proposition 12 Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000. (The Villaraigosa-Keeley Act)
4,634,942 / 63.2% Yes votes ...... 2,694,337 / 36.8% No votes
This act provides two billion one hundred million dollars ($2,100,000,000) to protect land around lakes, rivers, and streams and the coast to improve water quality and ensure clean drinking water; to protect forests and plant trees to improve air quality; to preserve open space and farmland threatened by unplanned development; to protect wildlife habitats; and to repair and improve the safety of state and neighborhood parks. Fiscal Impact: State cost of $3.6 billion over 25 years (average cost of about $144 million per year) to repay bonds. State and local parks' operating costs of potentially tens of millions of dollars annually.

Proposition 13 Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Bond Act
4,721,624 / 64.8% Yes votes ...... 2,559,706 / 35.2% No votes
This act provides for a bond issue of one billion nine hundred seventy million dollars ($1,970,000,000) to provide funds for a safe drinking water, water quality, flood protection, and water reliability program. Fiscal Impact: State cost of up to $3.4 billion over 25 years (average cost of about $135 million per year) to repay bonds. Potential unknown local project operation and maintenance costs.

Proposition 14 California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000
4,276,519 / 59.0% Yes votes ...... 2,966,239 / 41.0% No votes
This act provides for a bond issue of three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000) to provide funds for the construction and renovation of public library facilities in order to expand access to reading and literacy programs in California's public education system and to expand access to public library services for all residents of California. Fiscal Impact: State cost of $600 million over 25 years (average cost of about $24 million per year) to repay bonds. One-time local matching costs of $190 million, plus potential additional operating costs of over $10 million annually.

Proposition 15 The Hertzberg-Polanco Crime Laboratories Construction Bond Act of 1999
3,248,618 / 46.5% Yes votes ...... 3,739,929 / 53.5% No votes
This act provides for a bond issue of two hundred twenty million dollars ($220,000,000) to provide funds for a program for the construction, renovation, and infrastructure costs associated with the construction of new local forensic laboratories and the remodeling of existing local forensic laboratories. Fiscal Impact: State cost of $377 million over 25 years (average cost of about $15 million per year) to repay bonds. Local government costs of $20 million (one-time) and potentially millions of dollars in annual operating costs.

Proposition 16 Veterans’ Homes Bond Act of 2000
4,373,887 / 62.3% Yes votes ...... 2,644,643 / 37.7% No votes
Fiscal Impact: This proposition would allow the state to sell $50 million in general obligation bonds to (1) replace $24 million in currently authorized lease-payment bonds for new veterans' homes and (2) provide $26 million in additional bonds for new or existing veterans' homes. This would result in a net state cost of about $33 million over 25 years, with costs of around $1 million per year.

Proposition 17 Lotteries. Charitable Raffles
4,085,260 / 58.7% Yes votes ...... 2,875,142 / 41.3% No votes
Modifies current constitutional prohibition against private lotteries to permit legislative authorization of raffles conducted by private nonprofit organizations for beneficial and charitable purposes. Fiscal Impact: Probably no significant fiscal impact on state and local governments.

Proposition 18 Murder: Special Circumstances
5,072,130 / 72.5% Yes votes ...... 1,926,068 / 27.5% No votes
Provides special circumstances warranting death penalty or life without parole exist for intentional murders committed in connection with kidnapping or arson or committed by "means of" rather than "while" lying in wait. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, probably minor, additional state costs.

Proposition 19 Murder. BART and CSU Peace Officers
5,089,043 / 73.6% Yes votes ...... 1,829,503 / 26.4% No votes
Provides second degree murder of peace officer employed by BART or State University is punishable by life imprisonment without possibility of parole where aggravating circumstances are present. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, probably minor, additional state costs.

Proposition 20 California State Lottery. Allocation for Instructional Materials.
3,692,563 / 53.0% Yes votes ...... 3,280,210 / 47.0% No votes
Provides one-half of any increase beyond the current amount allocated to public education from state lottery revenues be allocated for purchase of instructional materials. Fiscal Impact: In the near term, tens of millions of dollars in annual lottery revenues that go to public education would be earmarked for instructional materials, with unknown earmarked amounts in future years.

Proposition 21 Juvenile Crime
4,455,530 / 62.0% Yes votes ...... 2,728,078 / 38.0% No votes
Increases punishment for gang-related felonies, home-invasion robbery, carjacking, witness intimidation and drive-by shootings; and creates crime of gang recruitment activities. Fiscal Impact: State costs of more than $330 million annually; one-time costs of $750 million. Potential local costs of up to more than $100 million annually, and one-time costs of $200 million to $300 million.

Proposition 22 Limit on Marriages
4,579,386 / 61.2% Yes votes ...... 2,897,689 / 38.8% No votes
Adds a provision to the Family Code providing that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Fiscal Impact: Probably no fiscal effect on the state or local governments.

Proposition 23 "None of the Above" Ballot Option
2,339,915 / 36.3% Yes votes ...... 4,105,732 / 63.7% No votes
Provides that voters may vote for "none of the above," but such votes will not be counted in determining who wins election. Fiscal Impact: Generally minor costs to state and county governments.

Proposition 25 Election Campaigns. Contributions and Spending Limits. Public Financing. Disclosures
2,429,183 / 34.8% Yes votes ...... 4,556,830 / 65.2% No votes
Provides for public financing of candidate and ballot measure campaign costs, disclosure of top contributors and fund-raising time restrictions; establishes contribution, spending limits; and bans corporate contributions. Fiscal Impact: State costs of more than $55 million annually offset to an unknown extent. Potential local government costs of several million dollars annually.

Proposition 26 School Facilities. Local Majority Vote. Bonds, Taxes
3,499,678 / 48.8% Yes votes ...... 3,676,062 / 51.2% No votes
Authorizes local voter approval by majority vote, not current two-thirds, for school construction and improvement bonds and property taxes in excess of 1% to pay bonds. Fiscal Impact: Local school costs-- potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually statewide within a decade-- depending on results of voter action on future local school bond issues. Potential state savings in the longer run.

Proposition 27 Elections. Term Limit Declarations for Congressional Candidates
2,717,209 / 40.4% Yes votes ...... 4,004,393 / 59.6% No votes
Permits congressional candidates to voluntarily sign non-binding declaration of intention to serve no more than three terms in House of Representatives or two terms in the United States Senate. Requires placement of information on ballots and state-sponsored voter education materials when authorized by candidates. Candidates may appear on ballot without submitting declaration. Fiscal Impact: Unknown, but probably not significant, election costs to the state and counties.

Proposition 28 Repeal of Proposition 10 Tobacco Surtax
1,999,141 / 27.8% Yes votes ...... 5,198,554 / 72.2% No votes
Repeals additional $. 50 per pack tax on cigarettes and equivalent increase in tax on tobacco products enacted by Proposition 10. Eliminates funding for Proposition 10 child development and anti-smoking programs. Fiscal Impact: Reduced state revenues and expenditures of $670 million annually. Annual decreases in other state General Fund revenues of $7 million and local government revenues of $6 million. Loss of potential long-term state and local savings.

Proposition 29 1998 Indian Gaming Compacts
3,630,323 / 53.1% Yes votes ...... 3,209,950 / 46.9% No votes
A "Yes" vote approves, a "No" vote rejects a 1998 law which authorized certain tribal-state gaming compacts, provided procedures for future negotiations with tribes, and designated the Governor to negotiate with tribes. Fiscal Impact: Probably no significant fiscal impacts on state and local governments.

Proposition 30 Insurance Claims Practices. Civil Remedies.
2,221,290 / 31.6% Yes votes ...... 4,813,631 / 68.4% No votes
A "Yes" vote approves, a "No" vote rejects legislation that:
  • restores right to sue another person's insurer for insurer's unfair claims settlement practices;
  • allows such lawsuits only if insurer rejects a settlement demand and injured party obtains a larger judgment or award against insured party;
  • bars such lawsuits against public entities; workers' compensation insurers; and professional liability insurers under certaincircumstances; or if convicted of driving under the influence;
  • authorizes requests for consensual binding arbitration of claims under $50,001 against parties covered by insurance. Insurers agreeing to arbitration cannot be sued for unfair practices.

Proposition 31 Insurance Claims Practices. Civil Remedy Amendments. Referendum
1,969,492 / 28.4% Yes votes ...... 4,955,137 / 71.6% No votes

Local Measures

Measure A Advisory vote only on Diablo Canyon Lands -- San Luis Obispo County
58264 / 74.66% Yes votes ...... 19778 / 25.34% No votes
Shall the County Board of Supervisors recognize the Diablo Canyon Lands as an exceptionally precious coastal resource by adopting policies that promote habitat preservation, sustainable agricultural activities, and public use and enjoyment consistent with public safety and property rights once the lands are no longer needed as an emergency buffer for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant after its remaining operating life?

Measure B Abolition of Trustee Areas -- Atascadero Unified School District
6433 / 55.00% Yes votes ...... 5263 / 45.00% No votes
For the abolition of trustee areas in the Atascadero Unified School District Yes or No?

Measure C Special Bond Election -- Flood Control Zone 3
10057 / 70.74% Yes votes ...... 4159 / 29.26% No votes
Shall Zone 3 of San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District incur a bonded indebtedness in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $13,200,000 at a rate of interest not to exceed 10% per annum, for the purpose of financing and construction of the Zone 3 project, comprising improvements for seismic, safety and related work to Lopez Dam located in Zone 3, as required by the State of California?

Measure D Special Tax for Drainage Services -- County Service Area 23
10057 / 70.74% Yes votes ...... 299 / 66.44% No votes
Shall the County of San Luis Obispo, commencing Fiscal Year 2000-2001, and annually thereafter, impose, levy and collect a special tax on real property within County Service Area No.23, to provide drainage services within said Area, with the special tax to be at an initial rate not exceeding Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per parcel having a separate County Assessor's Parcel Number and increasing not more than two percent per year thereafter?

Measure E Elected Mayor and Council -- City of El Paso De Robles
4304 / 66.76% Yes votes ...... 2143 / 33.24% No votes
Shall the electors elect a mayor and four city council members?

Measure F Term of Office for Mayor -- City of El Paso De Robles
3815 / 59.87% Yes votes ...... 2557 / 40.13% No votes
If the mayor is separately elected from the four city council members, shall the term of office of mayor be: 2 or 4 years?

Measure G Additional Compensation for Mayor -- City of El Paso De Robles
3206 / 52.23% Yes votes ...... 2932 / 47.77% No votes
If the mayor is elected separately from the other members of the city council, shall the mayor receive compensation of $200 a month in addition to what he receives as a councilman?

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