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Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 20 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 (365/365)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Sam Farr Click here for more information about this candidate 68,895 votes 64.4%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: United States Representative
  • Member of House Appropriations Committee
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
  • Co-Chair, Organic Caucus
  • Co-Chair, House Oceans Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Education
  • Environmental Preservation and Protection
  • Economic Revitalization
Jeff Taylor 23,905 votes 22.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Rancher/Publisher
Mike LeBarre Click here for more information about this candidate 5,487 votes 5.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Agricultural Technician
  • Prototype Machinist
  • Independent Republican
  • Simplify the tax system by passing my Simplified Revenue plan..
  • Make the government responsible and accountable by passing my Common Sense budget.
  • Energize the economy by opening up the economic potential of American produced energy.
Art Dunn Click here for more information about this candidate 4,095 votes 3.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Retired Businessman
  • A.B. , M.A. Columbia University
  • 39 Months Active Duty, U.S. Marine Corps WWII
  • Glass Steagel Legislation
  • Separating Wall Street Banks from local bank
  • Abolition of the Federal Reserve System
Eric Petersen 2,211 votes 2.1% Ronald Paul Kabat Click here for more information about this candidate 1,733 votes 1.6%
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S. in Commerce - DePaul University
  • Master of .Science in Taxation - Golden Gate University
  • U.S. Army (1970-1973) Vietnam Veteran (1972-73)
  • Former Carmel Harrison Library Trustee
  • C.P.A. License (California and Illinois)
  • Tea Party Member Since 2009. NAACP member since 2011.
  • Revise our tax system and adjust economic/regulatory policies to help create an environment that will help the private sector create jobs.
  • Face national debt issues and employ available remedies similar to those recommended in the Simson-Bowles Report.
  • Consider changing our education system (ie. 'Waiting for Superman') to strengthen our children's future.
Dan Caudle Click here for more information about this candidate 703 votes 0.7%
  • Occupation: Realtor/Broker/Contractor
  • Small Business owner.
  • Real Estate Broker
  • General contractor
  • Member - NAR, CAR, Life member NRA
  • Moderate Independent
  • Review past policies
  • Repair failing policies
  • Remove policies that do not work

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