CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2004 |
If you get bored listening to all the repetitive TV chatter Tuesday night and just want to watch the state election returns, go to a computer and type in www.ss.ca.gov. That's the secretary of state's website. Then click on "Vote 2004 Live Election Results." Choose a contest -- perhaps a ballot prop or a legislative race. And thank Bill Jones. He didn't actually create the online rolling returns. That credit goes to Tony Miller, the acting secretary of state back in 1994.
April 11, 2000 |
A complaint alleging that state Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush violated a conflict of interest law by accepting large contributions from insurers was filed Monday with a state watchdog agency. Tony Miller, a lawyer and former secretary of state, asked the Fair Political Practices Commission to investigate 16 instances between Jan. 1, 1999 and Feb. 19, 2000 in which, he said, Quackenbush accepted contributions from insurance companies who had business pending before his department.
December 28, 1998 |
After crusading for campaign finance reform for 25 years, Tony Miller knows how to follow the political money. Now he's getting some of it back. In recent months, Miller, the former acting secretary of state, has lodged more than a dozen lawsuits against large political donors to state campaigns, alleging that they have failed to follow California's Political Reform Act. That's just the start.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
CRUZ BUSTAMANTE Born in Dinuba, he began his political career as a student intern for former Rep. B.F. Sisk. * Political party: Democrat * Age: 45 * Residence: Dinuba * Education: Associate degree, Fresno City College; studied public administration at Fresno State. * Career highlights: In 1993 he became the first Latino elected from the San Joaquin Valley, filling the seat vacated by his employer, Bruce Bronzan.
May 26, 1998 |
Deep in the shadows of California's gubernatorial contest, four of the five top competitors for the governor's understudy--his lieutenant--are quietly battling to make history. * Democrat Cruz Bustamante, the former state Assembly speaker from Fresno, would become the first Latino elected to statewide office this century--a symbol of the growing power of the Latino electorate. * His top competitor, former acting Secretary of State Tony Miller, would be the first openly gay lieutenant governor.
February 3, 1998 |
Former acting Secretary of State Tony Miller, one of the authors of the Proposition 208 campaign reform initiative, Monday announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Miller said that he is running "to carry on the fight to end the domination of the political process by big money" and that he will voluntarily abide by 208's contribution and spending limits, which were overturned Jan. 6 by a federal judge, to show that they are workable.