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Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 27 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (438/438)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John Laird Click here for more information about this candidate 129,410 votes 68.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Assemblymember
  • AB, Politics, Adlai Stevenson College
  • Commissioner, Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Comm., 1981-1990
  • Board Member/President, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG), 1981-1983
  • Chair, Santa Cruz County Joint Powers Water Study, 1983-1985
  • Councilmember/Mayor, Santa Cruz City Council
  • Trustee, Cabrillo College
  • Actions related to ensuring a balanced, pay-as-you-go budget that meets voters' needs for a good quality of life in California.
  • Various legislative action in the area of the environment and civil rights.
  • There are outdated mandates and the state is not reimbursing local governments. I will work to repeal outdated mandates and reform the system.
Jack D. Barlich Click here for more information about this candidate 59,076 votes 31.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Mayor, City of Del Rey Oaks
  • Firefighter, 29 years service, retired as Assistant Fire Chief
  • U.S. Army & U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
  • First Chairman of the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (3 yr. term), current Vice Chair
  • Monterey Regional Waste Management District, Vice Chair
  • Mayor's appointed Water Laision Committee Representative
  • Monterey Bay Air Pollution Control Board, Chairman
  • Before there can be housing, jobs or infrastructure improvements to serve our growing population, we must have a sustainable water supply.
  • Provide the means to impove our streets and highways, i.e., Highway 1 in Santa Cruz critically needs to be widened & repaired.
  • Implement effective solutions for the state budget crisis and have a strong voice in the competition for available Federal & State funding.

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