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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 23 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (192/192)
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Joe Coto Click here for more information about this candidate 62,569 votes 67.2%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Former School Superintendent
  • East Side Union High School District Superintendent, 1989-2003
  • California Superintendent of the Year, 2003
  • Chair, Mexican Heritage Plaza Cultural Arts Center
  • Chair, Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum
  • Past Board Member, Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford
  • Past member, Mayor's Gang Task Force
  • Working with parents and teachers we will bring more resources to San Jose schools and improve student achievement.
  • Finding reasonable budget solutions that prevent deep cuts to education, healthcare and public safety.
  • By supporting San Jose's police, firefighters and teachers we will protect safe neighborhoods, responsive emergency services and good schools.
Mark Patrosso 26,051 votes 27.9%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Engineering Project Manager
  • Phone: 408-972-3580; Addr: 467 N. 16th St., San Jose, CA 95112; Email:
Warner S. Bloomberg, III Click here for more information about this candidate 4,597 votes 4.9%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Former Director/Officer United Neighborhoods of Santa Clara County
  • Active in Japantown Neighborhood Association
  • Oppose Proposition 62 Limited Choices in Elections Initiative
  • Support Proposition 66 Amend 3 Strikes Initiative
  • Oppose Proposition 64 Attacking Consumer Remedies
  • Support Redistricting Reform Initiative (in circulation)
  • Adopt the Green Watchdog Report proposals
  • Require home purchase/refinancing documents to be in buyer's primary language
  • Renew funding for home and small business solar power installation subsidy

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