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Sacramento County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 8 Voter Information

A runoff will be held on 11/6/2012 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes. The runoff will be held even if one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election.

Results as of Jul 16 4:38am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (339/339)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ken Cooley Click here for more information about this candidate 33,304 votes 42.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: City Councilman
  • Mayor, 2005 & 2010
  • Officer, CA.Seismic Safety Commission, 07-09
  • Officer, League of California Cities, 04-09
  • Juris Doctor, McGeorge Law School, (1984)
  • B.A. Poli. Sci., U.C. Berkeley, (1977)
  • Bring my City focus on Job Creation & Private Investment to Capitol
  • Work Daily on Building a Better Future for Our Kids & Communities
  • Focus on Accountability via Oversight of Past Laws & Gov't. Programs
Peter Tateishi Click here for more information about this candidate 18,237 votes 23.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Chief of Staff
  • Former Small Business Owner
  • Served 8 years on the Carmichael Recreation and Park District Board
  • Served 2 years on the Carmichael/Old Foothill Farms Planning Commission
  • BA from Sac State
  • MPA from USC
  • Founder and CEO of the Carmichael Park Foundation (a 501(c)3 public charity)
  • Creating jobs and returning California to an economic powerhouse
  • Fixing our state budget crisis
  • Improving our schools for our children and future generations
Barbara Ortega Click here for more information about this candidate 15,592 votes 20.0%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Businesswoman
  • BA Chapman College
  • Graduate Studies, CSUS, Stanford University
  • Co-Owner, POW Group
  • Abbott Laboratories, Business Development
  • CA Manufacturers Assoc.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • My first priority is jobs and the economy. Reforming the business climate is job #1.
  • California's children
  • Maintaining our health care infrastructure and helping promote healthy lifestyles for all Californians, and helping improve the quality of life of sen
John Thomas Flynn 4,853 votes 6.2% Janice Marlae Bonser Click here for more information about this candidate 3,368 votes 4.3%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Businesswoman
  • Central Committee Member since 2006
  • Candidate for CA. Assembly 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
  • Home and garden service since 2003
  • Van driver, dish washer, burger flipper, cashier, tutor, care taker.1977-2003
  • Skyline College AA degree in Humanities. 3.0 average.1977-1979
  • Oceana High School almost straight 'A's and I graduated early. January 1977
  • Cut conflicting regulations that slow California Dairy Farmers from collecting methane as a fuel.
  • Turn the pumps back on and deliver the water to the farms and people in West San Joaquin Valley.
  • Relegalize Industrial Hemp ! ! ! ! ! !
Phillip A. Tufi Click here for more information about this candidate 2,424 votes 3.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Railroad Engineer
  • Logistics Consultant Russia
  • Franchise Operations Russia
  • Hotel Hospitality Management US and Russia
  • Retail Management
  • Sales Management
  • Transportation Union Chairman
  • maintain growth of CA GDP via increased International Trade
  • Keep our California Businesses in California
  • Abolish overlapping employer tax and insurance burdens and make CA hospitable again

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