Quote: "Schools start off the whole chain of events. They don't instill any discipline in the kids, and they grow into adults with no discipline. We don't care what our politicians are doing in Sacramento. No one is taking responsibility for their community anymore."
Edward T. Kennedy
Family: Divorced, no children
Education: B.S., political science, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales, 1975; MBA, University of Notre Dame, 1977.
Career Highlights: Small-business and sales consultant in Bay Area since early 1980s.
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: "The purpose of government is to get you born healthy, educated, to live securely and to die with integrity. The current team is striking out on all of these. They are greedy people doing the work of special interests with no oversight."
David E. Kessinger
Education: B.A., accounting, Riverside University (now defunct), 1969; attended California Southern law School, 1970-73.
Career Highlights: Served on Riverside County Democratic Central Committee in 1980s.
Quote: "I'm good at balancing the budget. I live relatively comfortably on $10,000 a year.... I know how to tear into a budget and see what's there, what's fluff and if it's really meaningful."
Occupation: Co-owner of a beer company making beer directed at spring-breakers.
Family: Married, two children
Education: B.S. in political science, Eastern Kentucky University, 1979.
Career Highlights: Wants to use candidacy to promote her brand company.
Quote: "You've got guys like us who will run for governor simply to exploit a product -- it appears now that is what this system will allow."
Eric J. Korevaar
Occupation: High technology consultant
Residence: La Jolla
Family: Married, one child
Education: B.S. in physics, Caltech 1981; PhD in engineering, Princeton University, 1987.
Career Highlights: Founded AstroTerra Corp. in 1992, developing optical wireless communications; sold company in 2000. Currently president and owner of the Science Artist consulting services.
Quote: "I felt strongly that this whole recall effort was wrong because it was basically paid for by very specific political purposes, rather than coming about because the government had done something wrong."
Occupation: Psychology professor, San Jose State University
Family: Divorced; seven children, five grandchildren
Education: A.A., East L.A. Community College, 1959; B.A. in government, Cal State Los Angeles, 1961; M.A. in government, Cal State Los Angeles, 1969; PhD in international relations, USC, 1975.
Career highlights: Congressional candidate, 15th District (Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties), 1998 and 1996; four years on state Democratic Party Central Committee; member of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties' central committees; worked on at least a dozen political campaigns.
Quote: "If the Republicans take over the government, the Democratic Legislature's not gonna give them the time of day for three years. What you'll have is stagnation and both parties coming out with black eyes because they won't be able to address any real issues."
Occupation: Freelance photographer
Residence: Los Angeles
Family: Single, two children
Education: B.A. in motion picture and TV production, UCLA, 1973.
Career Highlights: Freelance photographer since 1978. Spent 11 years chronicling construction of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Quote: "I'm running because I can. This is history and I wanted to be part of it. I'm serious about doing this, but I'm not serious about winning. I don't think there will be another opportunity to do this and I just couldn't pass it up."
Todd Richard "The Bumhunter" Lewis
Occupation: Film producer, performer, businessman
Residence: West Hollywood
Education: B.S. (declined to disclose institution)
Career Highlights: Appeared as "The Bum Hunter" in 2001 movie "Bumfights." Recently released his own film, "The Bum Hunter."
Quote: "People are going to know the Bum Hunter is doing this, and hopefully it will get the young demographic to go out there, support me, register to vote, and be involved in future elections. And it will draw attention to the homeless people; no one realizes how many people are out there."
Shu Yih Liu
Occupation: CEO of the Stuttz automobile company
Education: BSCE in civil engineering, Chicago Tech, 1972.
Career Highlights: Owned real estate, such as the old RCA building, throughout Los Angeles area.
Quote: "I don't have any interest in personal fame. I see that there is a big solution for the deficit. California has lost its chi -- it's aura -- and I have the solution. As soon as I am in the position to do so, I will announce plan to solve the problems in California."