CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2003
John J. "Jack" Hickey Age: 69 Party: Libertarian Occupation: Advocate and political activist; retired research scientist Residence: Emerald Hills Family: Married, seven children, three grandchildren Education: High school graduate. Career highlights: U.S. Navy, 1953-57; semiconductor industry researcher for Hugle Industries, now Unicorp; holds 28 patents for high-speed electro-optics; founder of Political Advocacy Watch.
October 26, 1989 |
Republican National Chairman Lee Atwater said Wednesday that next year's California gubernatorial campaign will be the "No. 1 race" in the country because of its potential impact on the nationwide struggle for reapportionment of congressional seats. As things stand in the competition for the seat, Republican Gov. George Deukmejian will vacate after two terms and U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson is all but assured the Republican nomination. Atty. Gen. John K.
March 29, 1990 |
Maybe this is the debate the two Democratic candidates for governor promised. Not the old-fashioned, face-to-face stuff with live candidates in a spontaneous format--but television commercial vs. television commercial, each carefully scripted and produced by professionals. Atty. Gen. John K.
May 8, 1990 |
Stoking an argument that played itself out from a hotel ballroom to the parking lot across the street, Pete Wilson on Monday accused Dianne Feinstein of being a campaign convert to the death penalty and ridiculed her past association with former state Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird. Feinstein lashed back, contending that her support of the death penalty dates back to the 1970s and suggesting firmly that the Republican senator butt out.
April 20, 1990 |
Into the Earth Day public relations fusillade on Thursday came Dianne Feinstein, unfurling an environmental agenda that conformed to the middle-of-the-road strategy she has crafted in her race for governor and carefully avoiding a stand on the so-called Big Green initiative co-sponsored by her Democratic competitor, John K. Van de Kamp.
April 5, 1990 |
Don't be confused. Even though he's a man, a Catholic and the attorney general, John K. Van de Kamp is a strong supporter of abortion rights. Sometimes, "assets are also liabilities," Van de Kamp told an audience Wednesday in Irvine at the Planned Parenthood Western Regional Conference, where he appeared along with his rival for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein. "That has created some confusion," Van de Kamp said.
October 30, 1994
The governor is California's chief executive officer. He or she lays out each year's spending plan in the state budget and determines how to finance it. In addition, the governor appoints key officials to head a broad array of agencies, departments and commissions. The governor also appoints all Municipal and Superior Court judges in California and nominates justices to the state Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
March 4, 1992 |
Edmund G. (Jerry) Brown Jr.'s unexpected victory in Colorado's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday appears likely to catapult the former California governor into prominence as the anti-Establishment alternative to the party's centrist front-runners. It also assures Brown of two key resources that he has found in short supply: money and more concentrated media attention.