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California Statewide Races

2002 General Election

Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Schools chief

Elected for 4 years
$140,250 annual salary

as a non-partisan office, acts as chief spokesperson for the needs of public education

runs the state Department of Education

works with the education community to improve student performance

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Indicates winner of the November general election. Official election results are available from the Secretary of State.


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Jack O'Connell
State Senator

  (805) 547-1818
PO Box 13860
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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Katherine H. Smith
Governing Board Member, Anaheim Union High School District

  (714) 999-0799
9312 Hillview Rd
Anaheim, CA 92804
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This page first published October 1, 2002 -- last updated November 6, 2002