This is an archive of a past election.
See for current information.
LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Smart Voter logo
Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 15 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (547/547)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
Click on highlighted name for additional information supplied by candidate. Contact non-highlighted candidates and encourage them to provide information for voters.

Joan Buchanan Click here for more information about this candidate 123,983 votes 52.3%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: School Board Member
  • Former Director, Commercial Operations, Delta Dental
  • California Teachers Association State Gold Award
  • Alamo Rotary Club Citizen of the Year
  • Education: Achieve excellence in classroom instruction
  • Healthcare: Adopt affordable, accessibly, quality healthcare
  • Environment: Fix the Delta and ensure a clean, safe water supply
Abram Wilson Click here for more information about this candidate 113,481 votes 47.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Mayor of San Ramon
  • Chairman of the Contra Costa County Mayors Conference
  • San Ramon Arts Council
  • San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission
  • Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank
  • United States Army veteran,
  • Proud parent of two adult children
  • Economy
  • Transportation
  • Education

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of California has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, and Health Insurance.

Official Information

State Assembly

Calif. State Legislative Counsel (Leginfo)
  • Bills Introduced - Check "Author(s)" and then type in the name of your current representative to see the bills introduced in the current Assembly session. Enter a Bill Number to see the history of a bill including voting records.
Campaign Finance Data

Secretary of State

Around the Capitol Nonpartisan Information

Project Vote Smart


League of Women Voters Candidate Forums

  • Channel: CCTV, channel 27
  • Date: Sunday, October 26
  • Time:7:30 p.m.
  • Date: Monday, October 27
  • Time: 9:30 p.m.
  • Date: Sunday, November 2
  • Time: 8:30 p.m.
  • Channel: Comcast Central, channel 26
  • Date: Sunday, October 26
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Date: Sunday, November 2
  • Time: 5:00 p.m.
  • Channel: San Ramon, channel 26
  • Date: Thursday, October 30
  • Time: 6:00 p.m.
News and Analysis

Tri Valley Herald

Assembly District 15 hopefuls clash on taxes, how to fix schools

Battle for last Bay Area Republican-held seat in the State Legislature
General Links

Election Archives

This election is archived. Any links to sources outside of Smart Voter may no longer be active. No further links will be added to this page.
Links to sources outside of Smart Voter are provided for information only and do not imply endorsement.

Home (Ballot Lookup) || Election Links || About Smart Voter || Feedback

Created: January 24, 2009 10:43 PST
Smart Voter   <>
Copyright © League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
The League of Women Voters neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office or political parties.