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Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
United States Representative; District 17 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (383/383)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Samuel Farr Click here for more information about this candidate 151,501 votes 73.3%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: United States Representative
  • Member of House Appropriations Committee
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee-Homeland Security
  • Co-Chair, House Oceans Caucus
  • Co-Chair Congressional Organic Caucus
  • Peace
  • Environmental Preservation and Protection
  • Economic Revitalization
Jeff Taylor Click here for more information about this candidate 55,261 votes 26.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Agricultural Businessman
  • BA in Agribusiness w/minor in Crop Science: Fresno State University
  • Owner of, and involved in, Fresh Express Inc. - 'The Pioneer of Packaged Salads'
  • President of the Toro Environmental Science and Ag Education Monterey County boards
  • Active in the Monterey County Farm Bureau
  • Young Life of Monterey County
  • Market Place Ministry Salinas Team
  • Family Values
  • Education
  • Energy
Peter G. "Pete" Andresen (Write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Occupation: Write-in Candidate
  • Financial Advisor
  • Working to solve the current economic crisis without factionalism.
  • Working to develop a sustainable, self reliant enery policy.
  • Defend our coast and our local quality of life.

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  • About the Candidates - Browse the page to find the line(s) for US House 17. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
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  • October 9, 2008 at Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Avenue in Salinas at the Choral Room PA-125. 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Salinanas Valley Chamber of Commerce. For further questions, contact Cathy Martin at 831-424-7611.
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