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San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
United States Representative; District 23 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (448/448)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Lois Capps 92,751 votes 58.9%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: U.S. Representative
  • Registered Nurse
  • A teacher of early childhood development
  • Master's degrees in Education and Religion
  • Pass a Patients' Bill of Rights to rein in HMOs and keep medical decisions in the hands of doctors and patients
  • Save and strengthen Social Security
  • Fight any effort to privatize Social Security by opposing the investment of Social Security funds in the stock market
Beth Rogers 61,030 votes 38.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner/Farmer
  • Jobs leader on California Competitiveness Council
  • Appointed to State and local environmental boards
  • Small business owner
  • Active in community affairs
  • Worked to increase number of women elected to state office
  • Lived and worked in Mexico; speaks fluent Spanish
  • Make Central Coast Housing Accessible to Working Families
  • Expand Health Care Coverage and Keep Health Providers in the Central Coast
  • National Security
James E. Hill 3,734 votes 2.3%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Pressure Piping Inspector
  • AA degree, BS degree nearing completion
  • Over 25 years in Nondestructive Testing
  • Over 20 years with PG&E Inspection & Test
  • Past President of nonprofit historical society
  • Past Treasurer of nonprofit historical society
  • Member, Advisory Committee to CAL OSHA
  • Tax Relief and Reduction of government size and scope
  • Improve Education - Return to Local Control of Schools
  • End Foreign Aid

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23rd Congressional District candidate forum, Monday, October 21, 2002, 7:00-9:00 PM, Faulkner Library, Santa Barbara Main Library
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