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State of California (Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma Counties) June 2, 1998 Primary

State Senator; District 2

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Wes Chesbro 54,943 votes 31.1%

  • Party: Democratic (65.5% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Waste Recycling Boardmember
  • Supervirsor, Humboldt County
  • Councilmember, City of Arcata
  • President, Redwood Empire Division of the League of California Cities
  • Founder, Arcata Community Recycling Center
  • Chair, Materials For the Future, A Non-Profit Foundation
  • Attended Humboldt State University
  • Safer neighborhoods
  • Ensuring a strong local ecomony
  • Improving public education
John Thomas Jordan 49,896 votes 28.2%
  • Party: Republican (57.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Founder and Owner of Kaffe Mocha gourmet coffee houses
  • BA in Economics and Anthropology from Occidental College
  • Director of the Humane Society of Sonoma County
  • President of the Board of the Santa Rosa Salvation Army
  • Board member of the Sonoma County Council on Aging
  • Board member of the Sonoma County Economic Development Board
  • Returning local control to local governments
  • Making our educational system the best there is
  • Provide a balance in the debate over our environmental policies
John Pinches 37,245 votes 21.0%
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  • Party: Republican (42.7% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: County Supervisor/Rancher
  • Phone: 707 984-8098; Addr: PO Box 1621, Laytonville, CA 95454
Timothy Oliver Stoen 29,021 votes 16.3%
  • Party: Democratic (34.5% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Counselor at Law, currently in Private Law Practice
  • 1965-1967 Deputy District Attorney for Mendocino County, Ukiah
  • 1967-1968 Directing Attorney, Legal Services Foundation of Lake and Mendocino Counties, Ukiah
  • 1969-1970 Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Alameda County
  • 1970-1976 Assistant District Attorney (Head of Civil Division), Mendocino County, Ukiah
  • 1976-1977 Assistant District Attorney (Head of Special Prosecutions), San Francisco Office
  • 1980-1984 Corporate Counsel, Pacific Energy & Minerals, Ltd.
  • Support Employee Stock Ownership plans and citizen stock ownership so that corporation profits benefit citizens and workers rather than the richest 10% of the population that owns 84% of the stock.
  • Reorganize California education system.
  • Develop an integrated-care plan for Senior Citizens.
Brian Garay 6,125 votes 3.4%
  • Party: Peace & Freedom (100.0% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Artist
  • Member of Industrial Workers of the World Union #X345012
  • Founding Member of Fresno "Food Not Bombs"
  • Founding Member of the "San Joaquin Valley Harm Reduction Task Force"
  • Founding Member of "Free Radio Fresno"
  • Founding Member of "Central Valley Democratic Socialist Club"
  • Peace and Freedom Party Activist Since 1992
  • Creating a Universal Health Care System, including birth control, abortion, and pre-natal care.
  • Defend affirmative action, guarantee full education and employment rights for all.
  • Double the minimum wage, and index it to the cost of living.

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