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Santa Clara County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
State Senator; District 13 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (454/454)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Elaine Alquist Click here for more information about this candidate 156,321 votes 68.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Adjucnt Professor, Santa Clara University, 2003
  • Assemblymember, State of California, 1996-2002
  • Fiscal Policy Chair, California Postsecondary Education Commission
  • Trustee, Cupertino Union School Board, 1983-1991
  • Financial Analyst, Stanford University
  • M.A., Guidance and Counseling Education
  • Education
  • Economic Development/Jobs
  • Children and Seniors
Shane Patrick Connolly Click here for more information about this candidate 62,157 votes 27.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Finance Manager - Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
  • MBA - Accounting
  • BS - Business Administration
  • Member, San Jose-Dublin (Ireland) Sister City Committee
  • Board Member, Music at Trinity (non-profit)
  • Vice President, Log Cabin Republicans - Silicon Valley Chapter
  • Recognized by the New York State Commissioner of Labor for Innovation in the Delivery of Labor Services
  • Economic Growth & Job Creation
  • Balance the Budget - Combat Waste, Fraud, & Abuse
  • Restore Excellence to California Schools
Mike Laursen Click here for more information about this candidate 9,585 votes 4.2%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • School Choice / Local Control of Public Schools
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Civil Liberties for All
John H. Webster (Write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Masters in Computer Science
  • Vietnam Veteran
  • Victim of Bad Cops altering evidence to enforce Bad Laws.
  • Parent of two children now grown.
  • Restoring and protecting our Freedoms lost or at risk due to Patriot Act and other laws enforcing Political Correctness.
  • Stopping Government from making laws over things not even in the Public Domain.
  • Changing the Gov./Citizen relationship to be more Provider/Customer rather than Lord/Serf.

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The League of Women Voters of California has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, and Health Insurance.

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State Senate Calif. State Legislative Counsel (Leginfo)
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  • About the Candidates - Browse to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 13. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

Oct. 21 - Candidate Forum at 7 pm, Mtn. View Council Chambers, sponsored by LWV, AAUW, PTA.
U.S. House of Rep Dist 14 candidates, State Senate Districts 11 & 13 candidates, State Assembly Districts 21 & 22 candidates, Superior Court Judge run-off candidates.
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