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Los Angeles County, CA March 24, 2009 Election
State Senator; District 26 Voter Information

Term Ending 2010.

If any candidate receives a majority of all votes cast at the special primary election he or she shall be declared elected and the special general election shall not be held.

If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast at the special primary election, the name of the candidate of each qualified political party who receives the most votes cast for all candidates of that party shall be placed on the special election ballot as the candidate of that party. (E.C. 10706)

Results as of Apr 16 6:32am

Runoff 05/19/2009

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Curren D. Price, Jr. Click here for more information about this candidate 10,864 votes 35.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Assemblymember
  • Member of the Inglewood City Council
  • Economic Development Deputy, LA City Council
  • Consultant, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Small Business Owner
  • Credentialed Community College Lecturer
  • Stanford University, BA, University Santa Clara School of Law
  • Job creation and economic development
  • Comprehensive health care reform, including the expansion of medi-cal, Healthy Families, and guaranteed coverage of the uninsured.
  • Environmental and water quality protection
Mike Davis Click here for more information about this candidate 6,471 votes 21.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Assemblymember, 48th District
  • Speaker Bass appointed to Chair LA Coliseum Commission
  • Chair Select Committee Rail Transportation
  • Chair, Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media
  • Past President New Frontier Democratic Club
  • 2008 Legislator of the Year, California Association of Clerks and Election Officials
  • Innovations in Governance Program, JFK, Harvard University
  • Increased investment in California public education the key to success
  • Healthcare is a right not a privilege
  • Employment opportunities create an environment for safer neighborhoods
Robert Cole Click here for more information about this candidate 4,160 votes 13.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Commissioner, Economy and Efficiency Commission
  • Former Deputy State Director for Barack Obama for America
  • Chief of Staff, California State Assembly
  • Former Chair, West Area Neighborhood Development Council
  • Culver City Democratic Club, Gardena Democratic Club, New Frontier Democratic Club (Lifetime Member) and West Los Angeles Democratic Club
  • Deputy, United States Congressman John Lewis, 5th Congressional District
  • Crenshaw High School, Morehouse College and American College of Law
  • No More Cuts to Education
  • Increasing the number of Living Wage Jobs and Economic Development
  • Changing Politics as Usual in Sacramento
Nachum Shifren Click here for more information about this candidate 3,371 votes 11.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: educator
  • UC Santa Barbara; BA, Spanish/German
  • Goethe Institute, Bremen Germany
  • University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Bringing business back to California through lower taxes
  • Securing our border, deporting illegal alien gangs
  • Bringing back excellence to Calif. in Education and Industry
Jonathan Friedman Click here for more information about this candidate 2,497 votes 8.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Financial Analyst
  • Tax Policy Expert
  • Los Angeles native - graduate of Fairfax High, UCLA, Wharton School
  • Small Business Owner
  • Pro-Israel Activist - AIPAC National Executive Committee Member
  • South Robertson Neighborhoods Council, Inc., Board Member - 10+ years
  • Endorsed by Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle (ret.), School Board Member Tamar Galatzan
  • Restore Fiscal Sanity to California's Budget Process
  • Make Tough Decisions About Priorities - Eliminate Marginal Programs to Save Vital Programs
  • Protect Safety Net for Elderly and Disabled Californians
Saundra Davis Click here for more information about this candidate 2,262 votes 7.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: School Board Member/Business Woman
  • Married 32 Years With 8 Children
  • CEO/ Executive Director of Work Source Ctr.
  • Teacher Advisor
  • 7 1/2 years on Culver City B0ard of Education
  • Masters Degree in Behavioral Science
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree
  • Unemployment
  • Healthcare
  • Education
Cindy Varela Henderson Click here for more information about this candidate 525 votes 1.7%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Communications Technician
  • Culver City resident, with over 30 years residence in West L.A.
  • Trade Unionist:; Communication Workers Local 9000
  • B.achelors Degree in Psychology
  • Peace & Freedom Party State Officer
  • Convened workshop "More Economic Justice at Los Angeles Social Forum June 2008
  • A.B.A.T.E. member and motorcyclist
  • Positive plan of action to address California's Budget crisis
  • Roll back college costs- restore quality education
  • Single -Payer Healthcare
Mervin Leon Evans Click here for more information about this candidate 165 votes 0.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Crisis Management Consultant
  • Author
  • Child Protection Ave
  • Senior Housing
  • Stop Bear Hunting

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Official Information

State of California

L.A. County Registrar of Voters Candidate Forum

Saturday, March 14, 2009
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: West L.A. College
Fine Arts Auditorium
9000 Overland Av, Culver City
Sponsors: UCLA Dept of Government & Community Relations; Culver City Chamber of Commerce; West L.A. College
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