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Contra Costa, Alameda County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 15 Voter Information

A runoff will be held on 11/4/2014 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 1 4:10pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (324/324)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Elizabeth Echols Click here for more information about this candidate 21,664 votes 31.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Presidential Jobs Advisor
  • President Obama's former Regional Administrator of the Small Business Administration and Senior Advisor on Clean Tech and Energy Efficiency
  • Director: U.S. Green Building Council N. CA: Passed legislation to protect environment & create jobs
  • OpNet CEO (non-profit): Trained low-income youth to get jobs in tech industry with 80% success rate
  • Clinton White House Official: Developed Internet policy and raised $20 million to close digital divide
  • Former Director of Policy at Google
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, Yale University; JD, Stanford Law School
  • Expanding Educational Opportunity
  • Creating Quality Jobs
  • Protecting and Preserving Our Environment
Tony Thurmond Click here for more information about this candidate 16,963 votes 24.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Youth Education Director
  • Former Richmond City Councilmember and West Contra Costa School Board Member
  • Led the campaign that reduced school suspensions by 27%
  • Worked with our business community to raise over $300,000 to support the creation of 300 jobs for youth
  • Social worker and lifelong youth mentor
  • Convened an elected officials summit to explore restoring the I-80 Public Safety Corridor Partnership
  • Former member of the California League of Cities Environmental Policy Committee
  • Improve Public Schools & Increase Access to Higher Education
  • Create High-Wage Jobs and Job Training Programs
  • Increasing Public Safety
Pamela Y Price Click here for more information about this candidate 11,898 votes 17.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Civil Rights Attorney
  • Survivor of Juvenile and Foster Care Systems
  • JD and Masters, UC Berkeley, School of Law
  • Yale College Graduate
  • Sexual Harassment Plaintiff in Legendary Case
  • Northern California Superlawyer 2003-2013
  • Education + I am living proof of the game-changing effect of education.
  • Small businesses and economic opportunity are the key to our local economic growth and improving the outlook for the state.
  • Restoring our civil and criminal justice systems to work for real people
Rich Kinney Click here for more information about this candidate 7,531 votes 10.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: City Councilmember/Teacher
  • Elected to San Pablo City Council November 2012
  • Appointed to League of California Cities Housing, Community & Economic Development Legislative Committee December 2013
  • City Delegate to Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG)
  • Bachelors Degree in Music and Teaching Credential.
  • Full time Substitute Teacher at Richmond High and Helms Middle School.
  • Married to Jasmine Kinney Loh for 31 years
  • I'm running for the State Assembly to help bring a balance of power and more sensibility to Sacramento.
  • We need elected officials we can trust to legislate for the good of us all, not to pay off special interest campaign donors.
  • Fiscal responsibility, public safety, booming California economy and world class education system are my priorities for my district and the State.
Sam Kang Click here for more information about this candidate 4,630 votes 6.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Civil Rights Organizer
  • Saved $1.7 billion CalGrants college financial aid program during 2011 budget cuts.
  • Defeated Prop 23 in which Texas oil companies tried to roll back environmental protections.
  • Led national effort to block the largest telecom merger in U.S. history.
  • Wrote and passed state legislation on variety of issues, including more education funding, environmental protections, greater access to health care,
  • Serves on BART Civil Rights & Environmental Justice Committee
  • Sierra Club member and Alameda County Parks, Recreation & Historical Commission, former member
  • Bringing down the cost of health care, especially for seniors, families and underserved communities.
  • Increase K-12 funding, and bringing down the cost of higher education.
  • Greater environmental protections, including ban on fracking
Clarence Hunt Click here for more information about this candidate 3,329 votes 4.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • BA Political Science
  • Business Development Consulting
  • Women in Business Advocate
  • Ban Fracking Advocate
  • Job Development Coordinator
  • Create 15,000 new jobs in Assembly District 15 through small business tax credit incentives
  • Reduce outsourcing jobs overseas by large Corporations based in California through closing tax loopholes
  • Renovate public schools through increasing cigarette taxes and imposing an oil extraction tax on large oil companies
Eugene E. Ruyle Click here for more information about this candidate 2,426 votes 3.5%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Retired Anthropology Professor
  • Professor of Anthropology, CSU, Long Beach
  • PhD Anthropology, Columbia University (1971)
  • MA Anthropology, Yale University (1965)
  • BA Anthropology, UC. Berkeley (1963)
  • US Marine Corps, enlisted (1957-1960)
  • End the Wars & Tax the Rich. Power to the People
  • Demilitarize and Democratize the University of California
  • Protect and Restore our Mother Earth
Bernt Rainer Wahl Click here for more information about this candidate 1,132 votes 1.6%
  • Party: No Party Preference
  • Occupation: Scientist/Entrepreneur/Professor
  • Math/ Physics BA/BS UC Santa Cruz
  • MBA UC Davis
  • Masters of Information UC Berkeley
  • Masters Multimedia CS East Bay
  • PhD (candidate) Eng. UC Santa Cruz
  • Industry Fellow UC Berkeley
  • Education (all levels) University to Elementary
  • Job Opportunities - all levels
  • Real Environmental Action

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