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Voter Voices: Three in East L.A. share their choices for governor

November 2, 2010 |  1:16 pm

VoicesThree voters in East Los Angeles were asked who they voted for for governor and why. Here is what they said:

Marcia Barrera, 47, a nurse practitioner originally from Mexico, said she usually votes Republican but was convinced by her sister to vote for Democrat Barack Obama for president. Now she said she is frustrated and has gone back to voting Republican.

A: "I really believed in Obama, but he has shown that he doesn't deserve a second term." She said she voted for Meg Whitman and mostly Republicans in the other races. "I think we need a change, and Republicans are the change.”

Patricia Solis, 58, works in the cafeteria of a state building. She said she cast her vote in El Sereno for Jerry Brown.

A: “He's had experience and hopefully he'll use that. Meg, I don't think she's quite ready yet."

Fred Odriozola, 69, works for the U.S. Census Bureau and said he voted in El Sereno for Meg Whitman.

A: "I want to see a change. I want to see people working, and she's the one with the record for creating jobs. She's got business sense, and she's right. You have to run the government like it's a business."

-- Rick Rojas in East L.A.

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