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San Mateo, Santa Clara County, CA November 7, 2000 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 21 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 5 1:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (355/355)
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Joe Simitian 82,466 votes 54.9%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: County Supervisor
  • Former Mayor, City of Palo Alto
  • Past President, Palo Alto School Board
  • Past President, League of California Cities Peninsula Division and Santa Clara County School Boards' Association
  • Co-Chairperson, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group Housing Leadership Council
  • Education: Palo Alto High School; BA, Colorado College; MCP, UC Berkeley; JD, UC Berkeley; MA (International Policy Studies), Stanford University.
  • public schools attorney, businessman, and certified city planner
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Education
Deborah Wilder 53,140 votes 35.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Business Owner
  • Mayor of Foster City (two terms)
  • San Mateo County Criminal Justice Council
  • Silicon Valley Joint Venture - Board Member
  • Lifetime Girl Scout/Association Chair
  • Married 22 years and mother of 3 children
  • Born 1956 - Oakland, CA.
  • Improving Education by Increasing Flexibility and Local Control
  • Transportation: Reducing Gridlock by Improving Mass Transit and Placing New Housing Adjacent to Transportation Corridors
  • Workforce Housing: Cutting "Red-tape" to Provide Sensibly Priced Housing.
Gloria Purcell 14,641 votes 9.7%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Belmont Planning Commissioner
  • Chair, Citizens' Advisory Comm.,Transportation Authority
  • San Mateo County Fish & Wildlife Committee
  • President, Homeview Neighborhood Ass'n.
  • Vice President, San Juan Canyon Preservation Trust
  • 40 years of volunteer work
  • Children: health, education, hope for the future
  • Solve traffic problem:Dumbarton Rail, control urban sprawl,commuter power
  • Campaign finance and election system reform--end corruption

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