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Fresno, Merced, Madera Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 16 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 (320/320)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jim Costa 25,355 votes 42.7%

Brian Daniel Whelan 15,053 votes 25.3% Johnny M. Tacherra Click here for more information about this candidate 6,776 votes 11.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Dairyman/Business Owner
  • Board Member - Oak Grove Veterans Memorial
  • Member - California Dairy Campaign
  • Member - Farmers Union
  • Owner - JT Customs
  • Director - Morningstar Dairy
  • Job Creation - See my American Jobs 101 Plan
  • Limited Government - Fewer restrictions on our Liberty
  • Free and Fair Markets
Mark Garcia Click here for more information about this candidate 6,529 votes 11.0%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Farmer/Independent Businessman
  • Most Wanted Wine Company
  • Garcia Family Vineyards
  • Garcia Family Bail Bonds
  • Lower the Deficit
  • Cut Wasteful Spending
  • Repeal Obama Care
Loraine Goodwin, M.D.,J.D. Click here for more information about this candidate 5,703 votes 9.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Physician/Legal Arbitrator/ Community College Teacher
  • Doctorate, Medicine (M.D.)
  • Doctorate Law, (J.D.)
  • Certification Arbitration & Mediation & Governance
  • Elected Official Democratic Candidate Congress CD 19 in 2010
  • Member, AFSCME, UAPD and past board member & steward
  • Trustee, Madera Unified School District 2006-10
  • Jobs and I have plans for veterans
  • Finance Reform-Families and Kids in Houses
  • Health care - Seniors, Veterans, Families

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  • About the Candidates - Browse the page to find the line(s) for US House 16. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
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  • Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Time: 7 - 8:30 PM
    Place: Board of Supervisors' Chambers
    2222 M Street, Merced
    Sponsors: LWV Merced County, AAUW-Merced Branch, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Merced County Chamber of Commerce, and the National Council of Negro Women
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