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Voter Voices: State budget crisis is acting coach's driving election issue

November 2, 2010 | 12:24 pm

VoicesKate McGregor-Stewart, 66, an acting coach and president of Stage Light Inc. She voted at Carthay Center Elementary in the Carthay neighborhood.

Q: What issue or race brought you to the polls?

Voter3 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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