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News-Pilot from San Pedro, California • 7

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San Pedro, California
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7
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Propositions McCarthy Berman battle helps dump two incumbents From page A1 initiative aimed at government workers and pensions The Proposition 9 vote brought jubilation from public employee groups who had felt themselves the chief tagets of the tax revolt and feared wholesale layoffs if the measure passed represents the last hurrah of an aging said Ralph Flynn ecutive director of the California Teachers Association It was a dramatic reversal of public sentiment since the overwhelming passage in 1978 of Proposition 13 which cut property taxes by 57 percent or $7 billion and turned Jarvis an obscure veteran of conservative political wars into a national symbol of the fed-up taxpayer political allies in the real estate industry suffered another crushing defeat Tuesday with the nearly 2-1 defeat of Proposition 10 which would have repealed all current California rent control laws including those in Los Angeles San Francisco and San Jose The Proposition 11 vote was a victory for oil companies who poured as much as $6 million into the campaign against the measure Sponsored by environmentalists and supported by Gov Edmund Brown Jr the measure would have imposed a 10 percent surtax on oil company profits on top of the 96 percent state corporation tax and used the $200 to $400 million a year in revenue for expanded bus and train service and new transportation fuels Proposition 11 led by 40 percent in a precampaign opinion poll but the lead crumbled in the face of a high-powered opposition campaign assailing big-government and warning of lost jobs and high enforcement costs But the trend moved in the other direction for the Jarvis measure which led by 20 percent in a February poll but steadily lost ground Discarding the predictions which were widely disbelieved in the Proposition 13 campaign opponents went after the middle-income taxpayer who had been the backbone of support They stressed Proposition benefits for the rich more than half the benefits for the one-eighth of taxpayers making more than $40000 a year The success of the strategy was reflected in an AP-NBC News poll of more than 2000 voters at polling places across the state Those with incomes of more than $35000 a year opposed the measure by 47 to 52 percent But in the range the breakdown was 38 to 60 percent and below $25000 it was 30 to 66 percent Even homeowners whose banner Jarvis carried in Proposition 13 went against Proposition 9 by 40 to 58 percent according to the poll As his initiative lost public favor so apparently did its 76-year-old sponsor The colorful iconoclast of 1978 found himself viewed as a crude bully an image encouraged by his insulting an entire county slurring opponents swearing at a reporter and suggesting that a woman heckler belonged in a brothel has come out of this campaign with his reputation said Los Angeles city Controller Ira Reiner a Proposition 13 supporter who was recruited by Proposition 9 opponents as a campaign spokesman and who then was attacked by Jarvis over judicial appointment Jarvis was equally unforgiving Calling the No-on-9 campaign and goddamn con he vowed to get even with public employee groups question is are we going to permit the public employee unions to assume he said in conceding defeat public employees have won the first battle like the Japs won the first battle at Pearl Harbor but the United States won the added Jarvis who has been criticized by Asian-Americans for similar remarks Curiously Jarvis may also have contributed to the defeat of Proposition 10 a measure he supported LOS ANGELES (AP) Two Democratic incumbents were victims of the bloody and expensive Assembly leadership war a Republican government teacher got a state Senate seat and a former police chief narrowly beat an assembly-man in a conservative Senate GOP battle in the San Fernando Valley In the state Legislature primary elections Tuesday one Democratic supporter each of Speaker Leo McCarthy and rival Assemblyman Howard Berman became instant lame ducks but two other McCarthy supporters survived fierce primary challenges On the whole Berman fared better in the 18 races which the two Democratic leaders once allies chose as battlegrounds for total spending exceeding $2 million Defeated were Assemblymen Jack Fenton of Montebello a 16-year veteran and a McCarthy supporter and Carmen Perino of Stockton a six-year member and a Berman backer Matthew Martinez the 51-year-old Monterey Park mayor won over Fenton and Patrick Johnston a 33-year-old aide to state Sen: John Garamendi of Walnut Grove beat Fenton The final returns gave Martinez 49 percent of the vote to 41 for Fenton and 10 percent for Richard Amador Johnston received 45 percent Perino 38 percent and Tony Gutierrez 17 percent On the Senate side the excitement was in two races one a final special election in Santa Clara County and another a GOP primary in the San Fernando Valley Repubican Dan a 50-year-old Cupertino mayor won the last Vk years of a state Senate term by defeating Democrat Rod Diridr and Libertarian William White The seat became open this year when Jerry Smith of Saratoga resigned to become a judge a college and high school government teacher and former minor league baseball player received 53 percent of the vote to 35 percent for Diridon a Santa Clara County supervisor and 12 percent for White with more than three-fourths of the ballots counted The hot Republican primary was between former Los Angeles police chief Ed Davis and Assemblyman Robert Cline of Northridge With 96 percent of the precincts counted Davis had 52 percent and Cline 48 percent McCarthy D-San Francisco and Berman D-Los Angeles shifted their six-month-old battle to the primaries when Berman failed in January to oust McCarthy from the powerful post he has held since 1974 The two once political and personal friends decided to seek supporters from among the candidates to win power for when the 1981-82 Assembly meets in December to select a new speaker CLIP THESE COUPONS 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