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Pete Wilson – Rebecca Costa

Pete Wilson is an American politician who has served as mayor of San
Diego, California and U.S. Senator in the 1980s. He was elected Governor
of California in 1990, becoming California’s thirty-sixth chief
executive, and was reelected in 1994. As governor, Wilson focused on
reforms in the areas of health coverage for employees of small
businesses, workers compensation, and education. In addition, he signed
into law two major pieces of crime-related legislation–the “Three
Strikes” law (25 years to life for repeat felons) and the “One Strike”
law (25 years to life upon the first conviction of aggravated rape or
child molestation.) Wilson received the Woodrow Wilson Institute award
for Distinguished Public Service and was awarded the Patriots Award by
the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

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