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Alameda, Santa Clara County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
State Senator; District 10 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (633/633)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Liz Figueroa 101,016 votes 67%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • California State Senator (1998-present)
  • California State Assemblymember (1994-1998)
  • Business Owner/Vocational Counselor (1973-1998)
  • A leader in the high profile fight to reform managed care in California.
  • Named Legislator of the Year by: March of Dimes, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of Retarded Citizens, Leadership California, AEA.
  • Mother of AnaLisa Luippold and Aaron Bloom. Grandmother to Andrew Luippold.
  • I will continue to carry legislation that demonstrates my dedication to serve the needs of my constituents.
  • Examples include: creating a "Do Not Call" list, expanding health insurance, and giving future homeowners access to their credit score.
  • My position as Chair of the Sen. Com. on Business and Professions will allow me to continue streamlining business regulations & protecting consumers.
James G. "Jim" Gunther 45,006 votes 29.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Director, Alameda County Water District
  • Conductor Supervisor with AMTRAK on CALTRAIN
  • PE State of Maryland, Member UTU Local 1732
  • US Coast Guard Academy 1981, BS Ocean Eng
  • UC Berkeley Extension Certificate Hazardous Materials Man.
  • Volunteer Niles Canyon Railway
  • Former Support Services Volunteer Fremont Fire Dept.
  • Pursue leg. that will bring Business back to the District
  • Ensure our Infrastructure is maintained and upgraded
  • Work to Enhance Transportation Improvements in the District
Ervan Darnell 4,865 votes 3.2%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Raised as a farm boy in Missouri
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (Rice University)
  • Has worked as researcher and engineer in Silicon Valley
  • Honest, balanced budgets with no tax increases
  • Affordable housing by removing regulatory burdens
  • Encourage conservation and production by market pricing electricity

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