NAME: Katherine Harris BIRTHDATE: March 5, 1957 BIRTHPLACE: Key West RESIDENCE: Sarasota OCCUPATION: State senator, vice president of commercial real estate company. FAMILY: Husband, Anders Ebbeson; daughter, Louise, 16. EDUCATION: B.A. in history, Agnes Scott College; Master of Public Administration in international trade and negotiations, Harvard University.

Analysis of Katherine Harris TV Ad Saturday, October 31, 1998 Associated Press Details of television ad for secretary of state candidate Katherine Harris. TIME: 30 seconds. TITLE: "Better Florida" PRODUCER: Adam Goodman, president, Doner Public Affairs. WHERE RUNNING: Statewide except Miami-Dade County. CONTENTS: Announcer: "This liberal lobbyist is at it again, distorting the truth to cover her past. Gievers, the liberal who lead an extremist group to an ultra feminist agenda, the lobbyist who tried to pass the largest tax increase in Florida history. "We need Katherine Harris, the state senator who kept taxes low, our neighborhoods safe, the leader fighting for better schools and our quality of life. "Gievers: a liberal lobbyist. Senator Katherine Harris: fighting for a better Florida." VIDEO: The words "Karen Gievers: liberal lobbyist" followed by "Gievers: hiding her past," then "led ultra liberal feminist group" and finally "Gievers: lobbied for largest tax increase in Florida history" appear over a black and white picture of the Democratic candidate. The scene shifts to a color picture of a smiling Harris in a red dress with the caption "Harris has what it takes" and then a sunset appears with the words "Elect Harris as Florida's next secretary of state." A black and white picture of Gievers flashes on with the inscription "liberal lobbyist" and then it concludes with a color shot of Harris in shorts on the beach. ANALYSIS: The Republican candidate's ad labels her Democratic opponent, Karen Gievers, with not one, but two "L" words: liberal and lobbyist. Gievers has lobbied the Legislature but says she has done it strictly on an unpaid basis for foster children, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, a local bar association and Operation SafeDrive. The latter is a group she formed to push for tougher traffic safety laws after her first husband was killed on a bicycle when struck by a teen-age motorist. Harris bases the "liberal" label in part on Gievers' endorsement by the National Organization for Women and her connection to GWEN's List Inc., which promotes the election of women in Florida. The acronym stands for Get Women Elected Now. Harris cites a 1994 newspaper column that states the group only supports Democrats who are pro-choice on abortion and "somewhat liberal on women's issues." Gievers is former president of GWEN's List. She describes the group as moderate. Gievers insists she is a fiscal conservative and says she supported a 1992 proposal by Gov. Lawton Chiles to raises taxes by $1.35 billion because it would have provided more money for foster children's programs. The Legislature, however, increased spending by only $560 million that year. Gievers says she opposed the ill-fated services tax that was passed in 1987 and repealed several months later and maintains it was the largest increase in the state's history, not the Chiles' proposal as the Harris ad claims. First-year service tax collections were estimated at nearly $1 billion but they were expected to increase rapidly and easily would have surpassed the Chiles' proposal if left on the books. Telephone: 850-922-0234

FAX: 850-487-2214

Personal: Born April 5, 1957; married to Anders Ebbeson; one daughter, Louise
Party Affiliation: Republican
Term: Four-year term; no limits; took office January 1999
Education: MPA, Harvard University; L'Abri International Fellowship, Geneva Switzerland; Spanish, Art, University of Madrid, Spain; BA in History, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia
Professional Experience: Marketing Executive for IBM National Account Division; Vice President, Brown Real Estate, Inc.; Sarasota county Legislative Delegation, Vice Chair; Florida Public Service Commission, Nominating
Council; American Legislative Exchange Council, Vice Chair (FL); National Conference of State Legislators, Arts and Tourism Committee; Member of the Electoral College; CSG International Committee; American Council of Young Political Leaders, Trade Mission to South America.
Organizations and Committees: "Do The Right Thing" of Sarasota County, Inc., Founder and Executive Board Member; Florida Republican Executive Committee; Chamber of Commerce, Sarasota, Venice, Charlotte & Englewood; Leadership Sarasota and Leadership Tampa; The Education Foundation, Board of Directors
Awards: 1998 FL Economic Development Council Legislator of the Year; SCENE Magazine Sarasota 1997 Humanitarian of the Year; FL Chamber of Commerce Top 40 Legislators (1996 & 1997)-100% Voting Rating; Milton N. Fisher International Achievement Award, FL Council of International Development; 1997 Women of Impact Award, Government of Sarasota Co.; USF/UCF The Florida 1-4 High Technology Corridor Award



Katherine Harris has been guaranteed an ambassadorship by the bush brothers - to Chad, Africa.

And did you hear that Katherine Harris
has given all counties a 5 p.m. deadline
to bring her new coats
made of dalmation puppies

above from jekinct

where, how do you think all that (her) money came from - 50million$US?


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