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Orange County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 70; Republican Party Voter Information

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Republican party, or as "Decline to State" requesting a Republican ballot at your polling location.

Results as of Mar 26 4:14pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (386/386)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Chuck DeVore Click here for more information about this candidate 25,234 votes 46.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Military Officer
  • Executive in the Defense and Aerospace Industry
  • Major in the Army National Guard
  • Elected 5 times to the Orange County Republican Party Central Committee
  • Reagan White House Appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988
  • Senior Assistant to Congressman Chris Cox 1988 to 1990
  • Married 16 years to Diane, a teacher in Irvine, two daughters in local schools
  • Reduce taxes and cut spending to bring back the economy
  • Reform Workers' Compensation to encourage job creation
  • Prevent Sacramento from reviving an airport at El Toro
Cristi Cristich 14,358 votes 26.4% Donald P. "Don" Wagner Click here for more information about this candidate 8,143 votes 15%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Trustee, South Orange County Community College District
  • Balance the budget and reform the budget process
  • Restore sanity to the Workers Compensation system
  • Make California business and family friendly again
Marianne Zippi 4,495 votes 8.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Business Owner/Analyst
  • Phone: 949-355-4228; Addr: PO Box 751, Balboa, CA 92661; Email:
Long K. Pham 1,706 votes 3.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Engineer/Businessman
  • Phone: 949-723-5349; Addr: 1529 W. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663; Email:
Chonchol D. Gupta Click here for more information about this candidate 544 votes .9%
  • Party: Republican
  • University of California, Irvine Mechanical Engineering Student
  • Attendee of the 2003 Western States Republican Leadership Conference
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy
  • Alumni of the University of Michigan Institute of Debate
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy
  • Cabinet member on the steering committee for the passage of a city level proposition
  • Reform public education and make our public universities affordable once again
  • Stop the soaring insurance premiums for workers compensation
  • Improve and protect our environment and our most precious resources

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  • About the Candidates - Click on "Assembly", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 70. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

Candidate Forum for candidates running in the 70th and 73rd Assembly Districts, will be held on February 11, 2004 at Mission Viejo High School, 25025 Chrisanta Drive (LaPaz exit off the 5 freeway) Mission Viejo, CA from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you have questions, or would like further information contact: Mike Kilbourn (714) 402-0870 or email:
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