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Los Angeles County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 54

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (276/276)

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Alan Lowenthal 47,733 votes 51.1%

  • Party: Democratic (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: State Assemblymember/Professor
  • Phone: 562-495-4766; Addr: 203 Argonne Ave, Suite #158, Long Beach, CA 90803; Email:
Rudy Svorinich, Jr. 34,775 votes 37.1%
  • Party: Republican (79.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: City Councilman/Businessman
  • Phone: 310-833-4031; Addr: PO Box 1904, San Pedro, CA 90733; Email:
Sanford W. "Sandy" Kahn 9,086 votes 9.7%
  • Party: Republican (20.7% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engr. degree from Univ. of Florida.
  • Living in Long Beach since l969
  • Republican candidate for Congress in l988 and l990
  • Worked on the Alaska Pipeline project for Fluor Corp.
  • Employed by Southern Calif. Gas Co. as an Industrial/Commercial Marketing Engineer.
  • Complete elimination of the capital gains tax to encourage saving and investment.
  • Cut income tax rates 20% across-the-board
  • Give parents educational choice so that they are not trapped in a failing public school system.
Dale F. Ogden 1,965 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Libertarian (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Actuary & Insurance Management Consultant
  • BA Degree Mathematics 1974 Towson State University
  • Associate of Casualty Actuarial Society and Member of other Actuarial Organizations
  • 1998 Libertarian Candidate for California Insurance Commissioner
  • Consultant to Vermont Insurance Department regarding insurance regulatory issues
  • Consultant to Hawaii Legislative Auditors regarding insurance regulatory issues
  • Consultant to Federal Emergency Management Agency regarding hurricane & earthquake insurance
  • abolish state income tax
  • cut spending 50% (eliminate unnecessary regulatory agencies) so that no new taxes are needed
  • end the wars on drugs and law-abiding gun owners

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