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In the Running for California Governor

August 10, 2003

These Californians filed nomination documents with county registrars before Saturday's 5 p.m. deadline, a key step toward appearing on the ballot in the Oct. 7 recall election.

Their ranks include professional politicians, a radiologist, a nuclear engineer, an adult education teacher, a porn star and a 100-year-old woman from Long Beach. The availability of information and photographs of candidates varied Saturday.

There are various ways to place a name on the ballot, but many filing for the recall took a similar route -- submitting signatures of 65 registered voters from their party and county and paying a $3,500 fee. Democrats and Republicans could avoid the fee by submitting 10,000 signatures. Up to 150 signatures could be required of minor-party candidates hoping to avoid the fee.

To qualify for the ballot, a candidate's signatures must be verified by county officials. Secretary of State Kevin Shelley's office must then process the fee and certify the candidates. A final list of official candidates is expected to be released Wednesday. For the latest candidate biographies and complete recall coverage, go to:

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday August 13, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 37 words Type of Material: Correction
Gubernatorial candidate -- A biography in Sunday's Section A for gubernatorial candidate D. Logan Darrow Clements listed the incorrect year he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester. He earned it in 1991, not 1981.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday September 10, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 59 words Type of Material: Correction
Recall candidate -- A biography Aug. 10 in Section A of gubernatorial candidate Frank A. Macaluso Jr. did not fully describe his career history. After completing a one-year medical internship at the Veterans Hospital in Fresno, Macaluso went on to complete a four-year residency in Denver. He heads the department of radiology at the Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia.



Age: "Ageless"

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Billboard model, entertainer

Residence: Rancho Palos Verdes and Bel-Air

Family: Single, no kids

Education: Declined to state

Career Highlights: Known for billboard campaign. Featured in more than 43 films and more than 1,000 magazines and televisions shows.

Quote: "We've had Gray. We've had Brown. Now it's time for some blond and pink."


Brooke Adams

Age: 25

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Business account executive with Gramercy Partners publishing house.

Residence: Dana Point

Family: Single

Education: B.A. in communications, USC, 2000

Career Highlights: Cable television reporter before entering publishing.

Quote: "It's time for my generation to lead California. Davis has done a terrible job of leading California and so have Democratic and Republican politicians. I believe my candidacy will empower my generation to control our own destiny."


Iris Adam

Age: 50

Party: Natural Law

Occupation: Business analyst, UC Irvine

Residence: Irvine

Family: Married, two children

Education: B.A. in education, University of Wyoming, 1975.

Career Highlights: Fund-raiser for children's charities. Raised three foster children. Former director of school for gifted children.

Quote: "The recall is disruptive. Sustainable economy, quality education, health care are not Republican or Democratic issues. They are important issues. We need to infuse coherent consciousness into the process to solve the problems of California."


Mohammad Arif

Age: 33

Party: Independent

Occupation: Businessman

Residence: Los Angeles

Family: Married, no children

Education: B.A. in commerce, Punjab University, Pakistan. M.A. in economics, Punjab University, Pakistan.

Career Highlights: Organizer for Pakistan People's Party in late 1980s.

Quote: "My agenda is to work for the common people -- for everyone."


Badi Badiozamani

Age: 55

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Businessman and author

Residence: San Diego

Family: Married, two daughters

Education: B.A. in 1973 from Shiraz Pahlavi University in Iran; M.A. in public administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1977.

Career Highlights: Served in Iranian navy 1973-75. Immigrated to California in 1981. Founded insurance company and translation services firm in San Diego. Appointed by Gov. Pete Wilson to serve five years on Governor's Joint Advisory Board; currently on San Diego Business Advisory Board and San Diego International Affairs board. Author of a book, "Iran and America: Rethinking Love Lost," to be published this fall.

Quote: "This is an opportunity for me to offer my experience and assistance back to the state that let me and my family live the American dream."


John W. Beard

Age: 41

Party: Republican

Occupation: Businessman

Residence: Chatsworth

Family: Married, five children

Education: Los Angeles Baptist High School, 1980.

Career Highlights: Helped make family graphic arts and printing business into multimillion-dollar company: G2 Graphic Service.

Quote: "I want to run California like a business. This state would be in a lot better condition if its government treated the people of California like customers, not tenants."


Ed Beyer

Age: 37

Party: Republican

Occupation: Private investigator

Residence: San Clemente

Family: Married, two children

Education: Attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Career Highlights: Founded Transwest investigative services at age 23.

Quote: "We need to bring people and jobs back to California."


Cheryl Bly-Chester

Age: 45

Party: Republican

Occupation: Business owner, environmental engineer

Residence: Roseville

Family: Single, three children

Education: B.S. in civil engineering, UC Davis, 1979; MBA, American Graduate School of International Management, 1984; postgraduate certificate in nuclear power reactor safety, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986.

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