Voters going to the polls tomorrow in the California primary will find their ballots looking quite different from those in years’ past.
Of course, there’s more to tomorrow’s primary than the congressional race, no matter how you vote. In addition to Obama and Romney on the national ballot, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, first elected in 1992, is considered an easy winner against a long list of wannabee senators, including Feinstein’s strongest challenger Elizabeth Emken. (See Elizabeth on the issues)
As of June 4th Emken trails Feinstein by 14 points, a margin that will not be insurmountable do to the ante-incumbent mood of the voters. Feinstein has viewed her position as mostly ceremonial never facing serious competition during her first 4 terms.
With the exception of her anti-2nd Amendment views, and attachment to fringe groups in the bay area Feinstein has failed to represent the entire state; with the exception of her love for raising taxes. Those days are over with your vote for Elizabeth Emken tomorrow.
This time the voters are turning toward Elizabeth Emken, whose experience in management, financial analysis, and corporate operations at IBM. As an efficiency and cost cutting expert, Elizabeth utilized activity-based cost analyses to identify administrative savings across IBM U.S. helping streamline operations, eliminate waste, and save the company millions of dollars.
Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on political and economic issues in China and the Middle East.
Candidate Emken’s qualification are what the U.S. Senate and California needs to turn the serious economic woes facing both around.
The polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, but check your sample ballot and voter information pamphlet.