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San Mateo, Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 21 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (393/393)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ira Ruskin Click here for more information about this candidate 98,002 votes 51.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: City Councilmember/Businessman
  • University of California Berkeley, B.A. History, 1968
  • Stanford University, M.A. Communications (emphasis on filmmaking), 1983
  • Redwood City Council 1995 - current; Mayor of Redwood City, 1999-2001
  • Bay Area Regional Water System Financing Authority, Chair
  • San Mateo County Transportation Authority
  • Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency, Chair
  • Protect the environment
  • Improve public education and services for families
  • Apply strong fiscal management
Steve Poizner Click here for more information about this candidate 92,118 votes 48.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Technology Executive/Teacher
  • University of Texas, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1978 (Named 'Outstanding Male Student at the University of Texas')
  • Stanford University, M.B.A. 1980 (Arjay Miller Scholar)
  • Founder of two high-tech firms, 1983-2001 (SnapTrack, Inc. and Strategic Mapping, Inc.)
  • White House Fellow, 2001-2002 (One of twelve fellows selected for this highly competitive and respected non-partisan program)
  • 12th Grade Teacher at Mount Pleasant High School, 2002-2003 (Named 'Rookie Teacher of the Year')
  • Member of five non-profit boards focused on improving public education.
  • Improving the Business Climate in Silicon Valley
  • Reforming the Public School System
  • Restoring Integrity to Our Political System

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  • About the Candidates - Browse the page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 21. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

Televised Candidates' Forum

  • Peninsula TV, Channel 30 LWV & Foothill College Thursday, October 7th - 7:30 PM Friday, October 8th - 11:30 AM Monday, October 11th - 5 PM Tuesday, October 12th - 9 AM
  • Peninsula TV, Channel 27 LWV & Foothill College Saturday, October 16th - 10 PM Monday, November 1st - 10 PM
  • Peninsula TV, Channel 30 LWV Saturday, October 23rd - 9 PM Wednesday, October 27th - 5 PM Thursday, October 28th - 9 AM Monday, November 1st - 5 PM
  • Peninsula TV, channel 27 LWV Sunday, October 24th - 10 PM
  • Peninsula TV, Channel 27 LWV & Palo Alto Daily News Wednesday, October 20th - 9 PM - LIVE Sunday, October 31st - 9 PM
  • Peninsula TV, Channel 30 LWV & Palo Alto Daily News Monday, October 25th - 7 PM Tuesday, October 26th - 11 AM
Sept 28, Candidate Forum, Los Gatos Town Council Chambers, sponsored by LWV, Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Los Gatos Alumni, AAUW, SVCN Newspapers.
Council and Town Clerk candidates at 6 pm, State Sen. Dist 15 candidates at 7:30 pm, State Assembly Dist 21 candidates at 8:30 pm.

Oct. 19 - Candidate Forum, 7:30 pm, Congregation Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Rd., LAH, sponsored by LWV, AAUW, Chamber of Commerce, Cong. Beth Am.
also State Sen. Dist. 11 and State Assembly Dist. 21 candidates.
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