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Santa Cruz County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
District Attorney- Public Administrator; County of Santa Cruz

4 Year Term.

Results as of Mar 21 11:47am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (180/180)

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Kate Canlis 30,913 votes 43.6%

  • Occupation: Prosecutor
  • Former Judge, Municpal Court of California
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney, Santa Cruz County
  • Chief Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento
  • Frmr. Ex. Dir. Calif. District Attorneys. Assn
  • Properly enforce Domestic Violence laws to protect women
  • Fairly and independently enforce laws for all crimes
  • Return D.A. office to respectability and put on good course
Ronald L. Ruiz 29,932 votes 42.2%
  • Occupation: Santa Cruz County District Attorney
  • Promoting the Public Safety
  • Prevention of Youth & Domestic Violence
  • Protecting Seniors from Elder Abuse and Enforcing Environmental Laws more Aggressively.
Peter A. Chang, Jr. 9,817 votes 13.9%
  • Occupation: Attorney at Law
  • Twice elected District Attorney of Santa Cruz County
  • Listed in register of pre-eminent lawyers published by Martindale-Hubbell, the only recognized rating service
  • Stanford Law School, Walter Haas Scholar
  • Tenure as District Attorney described as "uncommonly able prosecutor" and "turned the office into the best such [offices] in the state."
  • I do not believe in the death penalty and will not apply it if elected
  • Hiring bright, enlightened trial attorneys
  • Concentrate on those who would harm society, not victimless crimes

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