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Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus Counties, CA March 5, 2002 Election
State Senator; District 12; Democratic Party Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (528/528)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Rusty Areias 33,541 votes 61.3%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Parks Director
  • Phone: 916-442-0696; Addr: 1127 11th St., Ste. 514, Sacramento, CA 95814; Email:
Armando M. Flores 21,188 votes 38.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Businessman/Attorney
  • Married 30 years to Sue a Registered Nurse in Modesto
  • Father of three grown children
  • Literate and fluent in Spanish
  • BA degree in Political Science from San Jose State University
  • Juris Doctor Degree from Martin Luther King Hall School of Law at UC Davis
  • Member of Stanislaus County Bar Association; Stanislaus County Latino Bar Association
  • Educational Access for All Students
  • Preservation of Prime Agricultural Land
  • Job Creation with the 12th District

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. All candidates have been invited to supply additional information to Smart Voter. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
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League of Women Voters

Project Vote-Smart
  • About the Candidates - Browse the page to find the link for Senate District 12. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
News and Analysis

The Californian

2/17/02 Modesto Bee, Local News:
"Ex-lawmakers, new faces chase state Senate seat." Informational article of Areias, Flores, Denham and Fusetta.

2/9/02 Modesto Bee, Election Connection.
Announcment that Armando Flores has a Smart Voter web site.

Modesto Bee, Local News, 2/7/02
"Forum yields low-key results...voters hoping for straightforward discussion of the issues must have come away satisfied." Report on League of Women Voters forum.
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  • See the candidates and issues from previous elections: 11/3/98, 6/2/98
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