Voter Voices: State budget crisis is acting coach's driving election issue
Q: What issue or race brought you to the polls?
A: The [state] budget brought me to the polls. Redistricting brought me and the major races for the key positions. I just wanted to be absolutely sure that we don’t go through what we just went through [in the budget process], with the long, drawn-out resistance to making a decision. … And the redistricting just seemed downright fraudulent. I just couldn’t believe it when I realized what was going on -- the existing process. That needs to be changed.
Q: Who did you vote for in the governor’s race and why?
A: I voted for Brown. I thought that Whitman’s campaign was disgusting. … I don’t think she’s qualified, and I really react negatively to hearing mudslinging and campaigning by demeaning your opposition. She also seems smug to me.”
Q: How do you feel about the initiative process?
A: It seems to me that it’s a more thorough and detailed way of establishing public preference and opinion.
-- Mitchell Landsberg in Carthay
Photo: Kate McGregor-Stewart. Credit: Mitchell Landsberg / Los Angeles Times
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