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Fresno, Tulare County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 31 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (335/335)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Juan Arambula Click here for more information about this candidate 49,738 votes 57.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Fresno County Supervisor
  • Harvard University. B.A., high honors in Comparative Literature, 1975.
  • Stanford University. Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis, 1977.
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Law School. Law degree, 1981. Admitted to practice law in California in 1981.
  • Supervisor, Fresno County Board of Supervisors, 1997-present. Board Chairman, 1999 & 2003. Board of Directors, CA State Association of Counties.
  • Received prestigious Rose Ann Vuich Award for Ethics in Leadership, 2002.
  • Fresno Unified School Board member, 1987-1996. School Board President, 1990 & 1994. Board of Directors, CA School Boards Association.
  • JOBS. We must diversify and strengthen our economy. My top priority is to generate good-paying jobs for Valley families.
  • HEALTH. I will work to ensure Valley residents have access to affordable health care. I also pledge to address the needs of rural hospitals.
  • EDUCATION. I will work hard to prevent deep cuts in education and to make sure teachers and classrooms have the resources they need.
Paul H Betancourt Click here for more information about this candidate 36,496 votes 42.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Farmer/Educator
  • Fresno County Farm Bureau President, 2000-2003
  • Fresno County Agriculturalist of the Year, 2003
  • Kerman Unified School Board, 1993- present
  • California State Water Board, Technical Advisory Committee, 1994
  • Board Member, Valley Clean Air Now
  • Founding Member- Fresno Citizens for Good Government
  • Our first priority must be to straighten out the State's budget mess. They have messed up the state's finances and driven our economy down.
  • Next must be the creation of a healthy business climate. We cannot create new jobs if Sacramento continues to strangle our businesses.
  • Thirdly, we must improve our health care delivery system. People either do not have health insurance or are afraid of losing what they have.

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