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California State Government June 5, 2012 Election
United States Senator 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 (21993/21993)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Dianne Feinstein 2,392,822 votes 49.3%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: United States Senator
Elizabeth Emken 613,613 votes 12.6% Dan Hughes Click here for more information about this candidate 323,840 votes 6.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • CEO Coast Environmental
  • MBA Pepperdine University
  • BA Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Reforming our tax code so america can prosper. 9-9-9
  • Repeal Obamacare and increase access to make healthcare more affordable
  • An end to the career politician
Rick Williams Click here for more information about this candidate 157,946 votes 3.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Business Attorney
  • B.A. Degree in Business Finance; UCLA Law School, J.D. Board of Editors of the UCLA Law Review
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at Pepperdine Law School (1998-2002); author of two legal books; Board of Trustees of Pacific Legal Foundation (1997-2002)
  • Numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association Litigation Section; Speaker and author at dozens of legal seminars and conferences
  • Cut $1 trillion of federal spending (in my first year in office)
  • End our Federal Reserve System
  • Establish a system of free market/sound money; take back control of our national finances and monetary system
Orly Taitz 154,781 votes 3.2% Dennis Jackson 137,120 votes 2.8% Greg Conlon Click here for more information about this candidate 135,421 votes 2.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/CPA
  • Former President California Public Utilities Commission
  • Former Commissioner California Transportation Commission
  • Former U. S. Air Force Pilot
  • Business Degree University of Utah
  • Executive Education Program Haas School of Business UC Berkeley
  • Law Degree- University of San Francisco
  • Create jobs with tax incentives
  • Balance the budget without increasing taxes--reform heath care, Medicare and Social Secuity
  • Solve the housing crisis with creative refinancing of existing loans
Al Ramirez 109,399 votes 2.3% Gail K. (Lightfoot) Lightfoot Click here for more information about this candidate 101,648 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired Nurse
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Public Health Nurse Certificate
  • ICU-CCU,ER, MICU, IV Certified
  • Early Childhood Education academics
  • Educational Freedom
  • Ecomonic Freedom
  • Personal Freedom
Diane Stewart Click here for more information about this candidate 97,782 votes 2.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Businesswoman/Finance Manager
  • Studied Political Science at UCLA
  • Stewart Bookkeeping - Owner/Finance Mgr 2004 - Present
  • IP Unity - Senior Accountant - 2000 - 2002
  • Oakland Ice Center - Finance Manager - 1996 - 1999
  • International Union of Security Officers- Finance Manager - 1994 - 1996
  • Revitalize Education
  • Rebuild Our Economy / Restore Funding to Our States and Cities
  • Decriminalize Marijuana
Mike S. Strimling Click here for more information about this candidate 97,024 votes 2.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Consumer Rights Attorney
  • UC BERKELEY Law Degree Boalt Hall, Uof Chicago (Dean's Honor List), U.C. SANTA CRUZ (B.A. honors) only candidate from UC; LA public schools
  • PROGRESSIVE Judge Pro Tem Arbitrator Mediator, complex litigation for individuals, public agencies, companies, homeowner associations & union members.
  • STAFF ATTORNEY FOR APPELLATE & TRIAL COURTS for 5 Years, handling broad variety of civil and criminal matters.
  • U.S.PEACE CORPS Legal Advisor;State Bar Committee on Administration of Justice; San Francisco and Alameda Bar commendations for pro bono work for poor
  • LAW PRACTICE in Superor Courts in 12 California Counties, Federal Courts, US Court of Claims in Washington DC, Courts of Appeal
  • A TRAINED LAWYER who knows class actions, environmental, condemnation, construction, injury, financial, family, probate & civil rights laws
  • TAXING THE RICH - return to tax rates on millionaires paid in Eisenhower-Kennedy era, 5 times higher than today -to cure the debt and support Medicare
  • A WEALTH TAX ON THE TOP 1% - all properties and portfolios over $3 million should be taxed until the debt is erased and Social Security funded
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION, WORKERS RIGHTS. AGAINST FUTILE WAR AND WIRETAPS. Support transit, the environment, privacy, childcare, eldercare.
David Alex Levitt Click here for more information about this candidate 76,482 votes 1.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Computer Scientist/Engineer
  • doctorate from MIT in Artificial Intelligence
  • Yale BS in Engineering
  • president of 3 innovative software firms
  • co-founder, Be Your Government
  • Mac software product award winner
  • 2 granted US patents
  • end the Afghanistan war
  • end prohibition of marijuana, especially medical cannabis
  • Medicare for All: single-payer not-for-profit universal care
Oscar Alejandro Braun 75,842 votes 1.6% Marsha Feinland Click here for more information about this candidate 57,720 votes 1.2%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
  • Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner, 1994-1998
  • California Teachers' Association Who Award, 2002
  • Executive Committee Member, Peace and Freedom Party
  • An end to all foreign military occupations and cessation of production and research related to weapons of mass destruction
  • A free national health care program that treats everyone without insurance company profit and red tape
  • Legislation that provides greatly increased environmental protection and restoration and ensures workplace safety
Robert Lauten Click here for more information about this candidate 56,524 votes 1.2% Priorities:
  • Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act 1933-1999 cosponsor HR 1489
  • Reestablish the Hamilatonian Credit System - end central banking
  • Start the 1960's North American Water and Power Alliance, NAWAPA
Colleen Shea Fernald Click here for more information about this candidate 51,623 votes 1.1% Priorities:
  • Ending unconstitutional war
  • Investing in America's economy, infrastructure & emergency preparedness
  • Eleminating our toxic ways of: living, working, energy production and national security
Donald Krampe 39,035 votes 0.8% Don J. Grundmann 33,037 votes 0.7% Dirk Allen Konopik Click here for more information about this candidate 29,997 votes 0.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: MBA Student
  • Devout Evangelical Christian
  • Former Congressional Aide
  • U.S. Nuclear Submarine Veteran (Non-Commissioned Officer) - Deployed to the Persian Gulf in January 2002 after the 9/11 attacks
  • Former Path of Life Ministries Family Shelter Workforce Development Volunteer
  • MBA (Global Business Emphasis) - University of Redlands School of Business (August 2012)
  • B.A. (Intercultural Studies), Minor: Bible - Biola University, 2009
  • Ban Abortion and, thus, save the lives of countless defenseless Americans.
  • Strengthen the economy by reducing burdensome regulations, promoting job creation, and drastically cutting federal spending.
  • Immediately address immigration reform in a compassionate and rational manner.
John Boruff Click here for more information about this candidate 29,357 votes 0.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • President First Night Escondido
  • Former Reserve Police Officer with Carlsbad, CA Police Department
  • Past Church Council President
  • Former Scout Master with two Eagle Scout sons and another having served witht the NationalGuard
  • More State's Rights - Less Federal Government Intervention
  • Balanced Budget Through Tax Reform
  • Energy Independence
Nak Shah Click here for more information about this candidate 27,203 votes 0.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Environmental Health Consultant
  • Federal,State,Local Government and Private Sector Experience at Various Positions
  • Expert in Federal Budget Priorites and Management
  • Expert in Federal Government Management
  • Candidate Secretary of Agriculture USA
  • Former Candidate Secretary Of Education USA
  • Former Candidate for Senior Advisor to President
  • Stimulate the American Economy where All Americans Have good jobs and bring the unemployment rate down near to zero percent.
  • Decrease Taxes for All Americans especially for Middle Class(Majority of Americans)
  • Do What All Americans expect me to do so they can live happily , I beleive goverment is for the people ,by the people and in the interest of people
Rogelio T. Gloria 22,529 votes 0.5% Nachum Shifren Click here for more information about this candidate 21,762 votes 0.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Educator/Author/Businessman
  • 25 years of experience and presently teaching in Los Angeles Unified School District
  • securing the lives and property of American citizens
  • defending America's borders, its language, and culture
  • ensuring energy independence
Kabiruddin Karim Ali Click here for more information about this candidate 12,269 votes 0.3%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • B.A in Business Administration
  • Social Worker for Spanish, Asian and African Americans communities
  • Campaign Manager; Gubernatorial Candidate for 2010
  • Minister (Mukhya) of Ismailia Jamat Khana ( Muslim Church )
  • Speakes; Spanish, Hindi, Gujratee, Arabic and Urdu.
  • A Specialized Marketing Training for two years full time
  • Jobs
  • Education
  • Health
Linda R. Price (Write-in)
  • Party: Republican

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Official Information

Job Description

  • One of two Senators who represent California's interests in United States Senate.
  • Proposes and votes on new national laws.
  • Votes on confirming federal judges, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and many high-level presidential appointments to civilian and military positions.
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