About the California Voter Foundation

About the California Online Voter Guide

News Releases & Updates:

October 31, 1998:
CVF publishes list of the Top Ten Contributors to Statewide Candidates, as of 10/17/98

October 30, 1998:
Big money behind political ads exposed at www.calvoter.org -- CVF urges voters to ãhit mute, log on and get informedä

October 28, 1998:
Top Ten Contributors to CA Props thru 10/17/98

October 23, 1998:
Top Ten Contributors to CA Props thru 9/30/98

October 21, 1998:
Late Contributions Now Online!

October 19, 1998: Absentee Voting Info

October 19, 1998:
District Maps

October 19, 1998:
Other Great Voter Resources

October 19, 1998:
California Campaign Web Site Index

October 14, 1998:
New Internet Database Helps Voters Follow the Money

October 11, 1998:
Online Disclosure Status Report

October 6, 1998:
New California Online Voter Guide Debuts on the Net -- new web site helps voters "follow the money"

October 5, 1998:
CA Online Voter Guide to Debut on 10/6

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About the California Voter Foundation

The California Voter Foundation (CVF) is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization applying new technologies to provide the public with free, timely and convenient access to the information needed to participate in public life in a meaningful way. Since 1994, CVF has produced and published a "one-stop-shop" Internet source for California voters. For more information about CVF and our past projects, please visit the main page of our web site at http://www.calvoter.org.

About the California Online Voter Guide

The 1998 General Election California Online Voter Guide is the fifth edition of CVF's statewide Internet voter guide, covering statewide races, ballot measures, and legislative and congressional races. This guide provides quick access to vital information and links in a useful, time-saving format -- an essential bookmark for any online voter or journalist.

CVF is grateful to the many organizations and people who helped make this guide possible. District profiles were compiled by UC Davis students through a partnership with CVF and the Department of Political Science and the UC Davis SunTREC lab. District maps appear courtesy of the Institute for Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. The Guide to Judicial Elections was produced in cooperation with the University of California at Davis and the League of Women Voters of California, who also provided the summary and pro/con information on ballot measures.

Statewide candidate material and top priorities were provided directly by the candidates, in response to CVF's questionnaire. Legislative, congressional and Board of Equalization candidate contact information was obtained from the Secretary of State's Certified List of Candidates, and directly by the candidates in response to requests from CVF.

Candidates in this site are featured alphabetically within each party. Parties are listed in the order they appear in the Certified List of Candidates.

Thanks to our funders!

The California Voter Foundation's voter education and Internet disclosure efforts are made possible through generous financial support from the following organizations:

The Rockefeller Family Fund

The Columbia Foundation

The Pew Center for Civic Journalism

The Gerbode Foundation

The Joyce Foundation

The Piper Fund


Site Editor, Producer and Director: Kim Alexander

Site Manager: Saskia Mills

Brian Wallace and Larry Conlin, Digital Gear

UC Davis Academic Advisor:
Professor Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith, Kim Alexander

Graphic Art:
Guy William Welch, Kim Alexander, Jennifer Fay, Larry Conlin

Content collection and verification:
Cheryl Attubato, Saskia Mills, Kim Alexander, Casey Elliot

Ballot measure summary review: Susan Clark, Center for Civic Literacy

Site editing and proofing:
Saskia Mills, Bob Stanton, Kim Alexander, Casey Elliot

Campaign finance data research: Casey Elliott, Kim Alexander, Saskia Mills, and the UC Davis students enrolled Political Science 104 (California Politics), Summer and Fall 1998.

1998 California Campaign Finance Database: David Jefferson and Glenn Trewitt, Research Engineers, Compaq Network Systems Lab in Palo Alto

Interns & Volunteers: Nica Tawn, Frank Vega, Shauna Hendricks, Latifah Phillips, Rafael Garcia, Theo Wong, Kevin English, Bob Stanton, Kim Kenney.

Special Thanks from the Editor of the
California Online Voter Guide

This guide is a true labor of love and is the result of hundreds of hours of work. I am especially grateful to Saskia Mills, Geoffrey Wandesforde-Smith, Brian Wallace, Larry Conlin, Bob Stanton, Glenn Trewitt, David Jefferson and the CVF Board of Directors, John Hancock at the California Channel, Fran Krezek with the League of Women Voters of California, Susan Clark, and the hundreds of students at UC Davis who have contributed to this effort. The voters of California owe all of you a true debt of gratitude, as do I :).

-- Kim Alexander
Editor, California Online Voter Guide
President, California Voter Foundation

This page first published October 6, 1998

Last updated October 31, 1998

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