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Voter Voices: West Adams accountant says Prop. 19 will draw much-needed revenue

November 2, 2010 |  3:23 pm

VoicesAudrey Yeboah is a 52-year-old accountant who lives in the West Adams neighborhood of L.A. She voted at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's office in Norwalk.

Q: Who did you vote for in the governor’s race and why?

A: Jerry Brown because he's done it before and right now we need to get out of trouble quickly.

Q: How do you think he can do that?

A: He has the experience of working from nothing, and you have to know how to work from a zero pocketbook. You can't budget if you've always had more than enough ... A person who is poor can survive on absolutely nothing because they've been doing it a long time. A person who is rich, I think it's harder for them to get the grasp of the people and that's why I voted for [Jerry Brown].

Q: How do you feel about Proposition 19?

A: I voted yes only because I think we have lots of people within the prison system for drug-related violence [and] violations, and I think that the answer is not prison ... I think if they legalize it, then it won't be as appealing to kids ... And in the meantime we get paid tax dollars on it. Right now, everybody is getting rich from the black market.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz in Norwalk

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