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Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 27 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (402/402)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John Laird 68,575 votes 61%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Community College Trustee
  • Nine years on the Santa Cruz City Council, two terms as Mayor
  • Former Executive Director of Non-Profit
  • Graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Politics
  • Protection of the environment
  • Support for public education
  • Real action on affordable housing, living wages, and universal health coverage
Chuck Carter 40,034 votes 35.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Realtor
  • Vietnam Veteran Navy, Top secret security clearance
  • Bachelor of Architecture with emphasis on poly sci, and business
  • Volunteer for the Kinship Center
  • Volunteer for the Salvation Army
  • Volunteer with Protect the Children
  • Have run for office twice recieving 1/3 rd of the vote in last election
  • security, secure borders, harbors and shores, promote security by providing adequate water supply,
  • Promote secruity by providing for adequate supply of electrical generating plants
  • provide for a secure future for our children by improving the education system
Gordon D. "Flash" Sachtjen 3,838 votes 3.4%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Courier
  • Chair of Santa Cruz County Libertarian Party
  • Former Candidate for California State Senate 15th District
  • Keep federal govt out of medicinal marijauna fields in California
  • Dramatically reduce taxes in California
  • Make legal any "crime" that has no victim

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