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In the Running for California Governor

August 10, 2003

Quote: "I am the least-qualified man that might do the best job, if I were really running. But I'd say people first, corporations second. I'd send private citizens and investigators to go get California's $38 billion back."


Scott Davis

Age: 38

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Owns Valero Solutions, high-tech software consulting company.

Residence: Palo Alto

Family: Single

Education: B.S. in business, University of North Carolina, 1987; master's in business administration from the University of Georgia, 1988.

Career highlights: Won professional awards at several companies he worked for before starting his own business. Has done consulting work for Dell Computer. Community activist.

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.

Quote: "I'm the real Davis for governor. I'm unhappy with the status quo government. I want to make our state government more efficient and I want to lower taxes."


Bob Edwards

Age: 42

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Divorce lawyer

Residence: Hayward

Family: Married; two sons, one stepson

Education: B.A. in political science, San Francisco State, 1983; J.D., San Francisco Law School, 1991.

Career Highlights: Member of California State Bar since 1991. Established own law firm in Fremont, 1991.

Quote: "I was concerned that an ultraconservative would win. I felt it was my responsibility to put my name on the ballot because I think I can make a change for the better. This is an amazing thing for California."


Warren Farrell

Age: 60

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Author of books on fathers and families

Residence: Carlsbad

Family: Married, two children

Education: B.A. in social studies, Montclair State, 1965; M.A. in political science, UCLA, 1966; PhD in political science, New York University, 1974.

Career Highlights: Books include: "Father and Child Reunion" and "Why Men Are the Way They Are."

Quote: "One of my purposes is to create stronger families so we have more functional citizens that are paying taxes than are tax sponges."


Dan Feinstein

Age: 40

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Visual effects artist for movie industry

Residence: San Francisco

Family: Single, no children

Education: B.A. in radio, television and film, San Jose State University, 1992.

Career Highlights: Worked on "Terminator 3" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Quote: "I am trying to get some issues into the political arena that aren't being discussed by the celebrity candidates, like higher education. Cutting higher education is a bad thing to do."


Larry Flynt

Age: 60

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Publisher

Residence: Beverly Hills

Family: Married, five children

Education: Attended high school

Career Highlights: President, Larry Flynt Publications. Owner of Hustler Casino. Imprisoned for six months in 1983 for contempt of court. Sponsors Larry Flynt Foundation, which supports research on spinal cord injuries and civil liberties.

Quote: "Just because I peddle in porn doesn't mean I'm not concerned about the serious ills all of us are facing."


Lorraine Abner Zurd Fontanes

Age: 41

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Filmmaker

Residence: Westwood

Family: Married, one daughter

Education: B.A. in radio, television and film, Temple University, 1983.

Career Highlights: Motocross journalist; directed film that was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.

Quote: "My platform is basically common sense for California. It's time we got together and stopped bickering."


Leo Gallagher

Age: 57

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Comedian

Residence: Agoura

Family: Divorced, 2 children

Education: B.A. in English, University of South Florida, 1970.

Career Highlights: Has toured United States since early 1980s; known for smashing watermelons and other produce on stage.

Quote: "Anybody can be meat and potatoes; I'm the spice in this election. We're having fun with it. I'm not going to be elected."


Hank Gehman

Age: 54

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Contractor

Education: Graduate, Columbia University 1978; graduate work in American history, UC Berkeley, 1979.

Family: Married, no children

Quote: "I just decided I wanted to use this [recall] as a vehicle to create a forum for Californians."


Howard Allen Gershater

Age: 60

Party: Nonpartisan

Occupation: Owner of two hearing-aid stores.

Residence: Camarillo

Family: Married, three children

Education: B.A. in sociology and psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, 1966.

Career Highlights: As a college student, walked across America twice. Early 1970s, started the Fabulous Fifties Talent Agency, booking musical bands and his own engagements as an traveling disc jockey and Elvis tribute singer. Ran unsuccessfully for Vermont state Senate in 1978 and 1980. Moved to California in 1981.

Quote: "If I'm supposed to run for this office, please let there be some sign.... At that very instant, this giant comet streaks across the sky and the comet is as bright as can be for five seconds.... OK, thank you, I got the message."


Gerold Lee Gorman

Age: 42

Party: Democrat

Occupation: Unemployed

Residence: Martinez

Family: Single, no children

Education: B.S. in engineering physics, UC Berkeley, 1995.

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