WRITE-IN Jan B. Tucker for Board of Equalization District No. 3
For the past several years, I’ve been saying “never again” when asked to run for office. But since I share my date of birth with Sean Connery fate made it inevitable that I’d have to emulate the title of his 1983 James Bond movie, Never Say Never Again. In the past I’ve run for President (1996), U.S. Senate (2000) Governor (1982), Lieutenant Governor (1978), Assembly (1976), and twice each for State Treasurer (1994, 1998), House of Representatives (1980, 1990), and State Senator (1974, 1992). I hold the all-time highest vote record for any Peace & Freedom Party candidate achieved in the California primary election (ever, in the entire history of the party) 1998, which is one reason why the current party leadership cabal despises me and envies my ability to reach ordinary voters.
This year a record number of elections in California will be conducted in the primary with only one candidate on the ballot for all of the voters to select. This is a direct result of the Secretary of State’s deliberate decision to ignore a law that allows third party candidates to qualify for the ballot by getting 150 signatures so that poor and working people can avoid the filing fee and her requiring them to get thousands of signatures instead.
The incumbent, Jerome Horton is a good public servant with an accomplished record, BUT I will raise an issue in this race that nobody else is talking about. For the past several years there have been legislative efforts emulating a Michigan law that seeks to extend the sales tax to the sale of services along with the sale of products that it already covers. With our increasingly service oriented economy that makes some sense BUT it should not be extended to services that implement or exercise constitutional rights. Examples: Freelance Reporters exercise First Amendment rights; Lawyers, Private Investigators, Process Servers and Expert Witnesses implement their clients’ right to Due Process of Law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.
You can download the petition to qualify me as a Write-In candidate at the following link; we need the signatures back to me so that I can file them by May 20, 2014 and then don’t forget to write me in on election day, June 3. Make sure when you write me in (ask the precinct officials how to do it or if voting by absentee ballot, call me at 213.787.5476 and I’ll explain the process) MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T VOTE ON THE BALLOT FOR JEROME HORTON even though he’s the only candidate on the ballot for that office.
The way the “Top Two” primary works, if I get more write-in votes than any other candidate in the primary, I will go on to the runoff ballot in November!
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