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Decision '92 : SPECIAL VOTERS' GUIDE TO STATE AND LOCAL ELECTIONS : THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES

October 25, 1992

Maxine B. Quirk: PEACE AND FREEDOM

Age: 70.

Home: Orange.

Occupation: Apartment owner/manager.

Background: A frequent candidate who also has run for the state Senate and State Board of Equalization; secretary/treasurer of local Gray Panthers chapter.

Issues: Abortion rights--supports. Capital gains tax cut-- opposes. Health care plan--opposes. Gun control-- supports. Soviet aid--opposes. Desert protection-- supports.

48TH DISTRICT

Ron Packard: REPUBLICAN

Age: 61.

Home: Oceanside.

Occupation: Incumbent.

Background: First elected to Congress in 1982 by a write-in vote; relocated to Carlsbad in 1959 after being stationed at Camp Pendleton for two years in U.S. Navy Dental Corps; former school board member, city councilman and mayor.

Issues: Abortion rights--opposes. Capital gains tax cut--supports. Health care plan--supports as a first step. Gun control--supports. Desert protection--opposes but favors alternative House bill. Soviet aide--opposes.

48TH DISTRICT

Donna White: PEACE AND FREEDOM

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Age: unavailable

Home: San Diego

Occupation: Telephone operator

Background: Ran for Congress in 1990. San Diego County treasurer of the Peace and Freedom Party and member of the state Central Committee. Member of ACT UP, a gay rights organization. Managed a progressive bookstore.

Issues: Abortion rights--supports. Capital gains cuts--opposes. Health plan--Opposes both Bush and Clinton plan, believes in socialized medicine. Soviet aid--supports humanitarian aid. Desert protection--supports.

Michael Farber: DEMOCRAT

Age: 32

Home: Escondido

Occupation: Former land broker and development consultant.

Background: Member of the California Assn. of Realtors since 1985; owned a consulting business until the end of 1991.

Issues: Abortion rights--supports. Capital gains tax cut--supports for job-producing businesses. Health care plan--opposes, but generally supports universal health care plan. Gun control--opposes. Soviet aid--supports. Desert protection--undecided.

Ted Lowe: LIBERTARIAN

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Age: 51

Home: Oceanside

Occupation: Works in sales for auto body parts supplier.

Background: Member of the Libertarian Party for 10 years; making his first bid for office.

Issues: Abortion rights--supports. Capital gains tax cut--supports elimination of all taxes. Health care plan--opposes. Gun control--opposes. Soviet aid--opposes. Desert protection--opposes.

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