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Marin, Sonoma County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 6; Democratic Party Voter Information

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Results as of Jul 13 4:04pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (363/363)
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Jared Huffman Click here for more information about this candidate 22,544 votes 32.5%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Environmental Attorney/Water District Director
  • Three-term Board President, Marin Municipal Water District
  • Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Served on Marin County Adult Criminal Justice Commission, ABAG CALFED Task Force and State Desalination Task Force
  • Recipient, "Millennium Leadership Award" (Marin IJ/Marin Community Foundation), "Carla Bard Advocacy Award" (California Water Policy Conference)
  • B.A., U.C. Santa Barbara, magna cum laude, 1986; J.D., Boston College Law School, cum laude, 1990
  • Member, World Champion USA Volleyball Team, 1987
  • Protecting our environment
  • Reforming our broken health care system
  • Revitalizing public education
Pamela Torliatt Click here for more information about this candidate 19,518 votes 28.2%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Petaluma City Councilmember
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  • Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Director
  • Committee member, Sonoma County Water Agency, Zone 2A Advisory Committee
  • Alternate, Executive Board, Association of Bay Area Governments
  • Vice Chair, BAAQMD Greenhouse Gas Emission Ad Hoc Committee
  • Ensure adequate, stable funding for education
  • Protect the environment and open space
  • Provide access to quality, affordable health care for all
Cynthia L. Murray Click here for more information about this candidate 12,617 votes 18.2%
  • Occupation: Member, County Board of Supervisors
  • Board of Supervisors - 8 years
  • Novato City Council - 7 years
  • Transportation Authority of Marin
  • North Bay Watershed Association
  • ABAG Regional Planning Committee
  • Bay Area Economic Forum
  • Transportation Improvements; fix Narrows, ferry service @ Pt. Sonoma
  • Health Care Reform - Universal Health Care
  • More Money for Schools with Local Control
Damon Matthew Connolly Click here for more information about this candidate 8,470 votes 12.1%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Deputy Attorney General/School Board President
  • Found evidence that helped expose Enron's manipulation of California's energy market.
  • As president of the Dixie School District Board of Trustees he has worked to improve our local schools. His efforts at the Dixie School District have
  • Received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law.
  • Director, University of California Alumni Association
  • Improving public education
  • Encouraging the use of alternative energy and protecting our environment
  • Addressing our region's transportation issues
John Alden Click here for more information about this candidate 5,150 votes 7.4%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Consumer Protection Attorney
  • Chair, Marin Democratic Party
  • Member, CA Democratic Party Executive Board
  • Former Chair of the San Rafael Planing Commission
  • Fomer Policy Analyst, Office of the Majority Leader, CA State Assembly
  • Former Prosecutor, Marin and Sonoma Counties
  • Increasing education funding through fair taxation of corporate real estate
  • Ensuring equal rights for all Californians, including access to quality health care, public education and marriage equality
  • Protecting and preserving our environment through sustainable planning, increased investment in public transit and reducing toxic emissions
Alex Easton-Brown Click here for more information about this candidate 1,135 votes 1.6%

    Official Ballot Statement

  • Occupation: Sociologist/Social Researcher
  • MA Sociology, University of Washington
  • Sociology Instructor, Fresno State Univ. 1971
  • Democratic nominee, 32nd Assembly District, 1972
  • Past Treasurer, Marin Co. Democratic Central Committee
  • Limit candidate campaign spending and contributions. Build a firewall between lobbyists and the legislature, no more free lunches or ski trips.
  • Overhaul school funding to reduce the burden on homeowners. Raise teacher salaries and students' levels of achievement .
  • Increase corporate taxes and marginal rates on the wealthy. Reduce regessive sales and property taxes in favor of a Split Roll for corporations.

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