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Sacramento, San Joaquin County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 9 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 (318/318)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Richard Pan 24,617 votes 38.1%

Antonio "Tony" Amador 13,060 votes 20.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Retired Federal Marshal
Sophia Gonzales Scherman 10,029 votes 15.5% Tom Y. Santos Click here for more information about this candidate 8,200 votes 12.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Tax Consultant
  • Democratic Party Nominee, Board of Equalization Dist. 2, 1998 and 2002
  • Democratic Party Nominee, Congress 11th District, 2000
  • Accounting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Commerce, Santa Clara University
  • Auditor - Appraiser
  • Former Broker, Real Estate and Mortgage
  • Economic and Jobs Growth and Opportunities
  • Quality and Affordability of Education
  • Universal Access and Cost of Health Care
Edward J. Nemeth 6,823 votes 10.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Nonprofit Director
C. T. "C. T. Weber" Weber Click here for more information about this candidate 1,950 votes 3.0%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Retired Government Analyst
  • Master's degree in Public Administration and Bachelor's degree in History from California State University, Long Beach.
  • Elected to four two-year terms on the California State Employees Association Board of Directors.
  • Elected SEIU Local 1000, District Labor Council 784, President. Served on SEIU Local 1000 State Council.
  • Served as a delegate to the Sacramento Central Labor Council.
  • Elected three times as State Chairperson of Peace and Freedom Party of California.
  • Founded Long Beach Free Clinic and served as first Treasurer.
  • Preserve social programs and shift burden of taxation back to those who got wealthy off the system, oppose offshore drilling, and slash student fees.
  • Economic Security through Full Employment, Double Minimum Wage/Tie it to Cost of Living, and a Defined Benefit Retirement System.
  • Parties Represented in Legislatures in Proportion to Votes Received, Require a Majority Vote for Executive Positions, Equal Funding of All Campaigns.

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