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Contra Costa, Alameda County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 16 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 (338/338)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Catharine Baker Click here for more information about this candidate 31,632 votes 36.7%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Counsel
  • Board Director with the Diablo Regional Arts Association
  • Vice President of the Dougherty Elementary School Site Council
  • Former Senior Legislative Assistant to California Congressman Sonny Bono
  • Education
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Public Safety
Tim Sbranti Click here for more information about this candidate 25,217 votes 29.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Dublin Mayor/Teacher
  • Wife: Stephanie, Daughter: Sophia
  • High School Basketball and Tennis Coach
  • TV30 Sports Personality
  • Public Education Funding
  • Protecting our Enviroment/Opposition to the Delta Tunnels
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Steve Glazer Click here for more information about this candidate 19,636 votes 22.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Council Member, City of Orinda
  • Mayor, City of Orinda 2007, 2012
  • Member, California State University Board of Trustees
  • Award of Excellence, Orinda Union School District
  • Promote responsible fiscal reforms to balance the budget, pay off debt, hold the line on taxes, reduce public pension costs and build a strong economy
  • Strengthen public schools and universities
  • Protect open space and the environment
Newell Arnerich Click here for more information about this candidate 9,794 votes 11.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Danville Mayor/Architect
  • Danville Mayor/Councilmember, Architect
  • 5 time Mayor of Danville/elected since 1995
  • Helped found Operation Welcome Home & Sentinels of Freedom for Veterans
  • 35 Years as a Successful Business Owner/Architect
  • Bachelors & Masters Degrees, U.C. Berkeley
  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member
  • Give first preference to California students + not foreign or out-of-state applicants + at state universities and colleges.
  • Streamline regulations to attract businesses and jobs+ without forfeiting our commitment to the environment.
  • Create long-term strategies to fund roads and schools + not short-term ballot initiatives that raise taxes.

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The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Fiscal Choices, Water, Education, and Your Priorities.

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Forum Recorded 4/25/14, moderated by Tom Barnidge.

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Contra Costa Times

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