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Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA March 7, 2000 Election
State Senator; District 15

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (567/567)

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Bruce McPherson 107,695 votes 56.7%

  • Party: Republican (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Legislator/Businessman
Anselmo A. Chavez 45,765 votes 24.1%
  • Party: Democratic (61.7% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Educator/Accountant
  • Education:
  • 1971 - Bachelor's Degree - Bus/Econ. (NE)
  • 1979 - Bachelor's Degree - Bus. Admin.(NM)
  • 1991 - Associate Degree - Accounting.(CA)
  • 1994 - 24 s/h Legal Studies.(NM)
  • Education
  • Appropriate funding of state programs for the poor and the elderly.
  • Reform of Proposition 13.
Kathrina M. "Katrina" Ognyanovich 28,449 votes 15%
  • Party: Democratic (38.3% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Software Developer / Consultant
  • Chair: Monterey County Democratic Central Committee
  • Education: earned highest degrees in Linguistics/Anthropology/ Speak: French,German,Russian,Spanish,Serbian,Hebrew
  • Credentials: Chief Administrative Officer, District Superintendent, College President, College Instructor
  • Professional Certificates: Object Oriented Programming/Database Systems and Concepts
  • Trustee and Board President: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Governing Board of Education (1980-1993)
  • College Trustee: Monterey Peninsula Community College ( 1997 - present )
  • My shared campaign is based on issues and the involvement of all - a revival of participatory democracy.
  • Education - Quality public education for all children ( K-14), class size reduction for all grades, a safe and healthy learning environment,
  • Universal and comprehensive health coverage for ALL, expand Medicare benefits to working people, well being of seniors
David Rosenkranz 4,342 votes 2.3%
  • Party: Natural Law (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Meditation Instructor/Artist
Gordon D. Sachtjen 3,755 votes 1.9%
  • Party: Libertarian (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Phone: 831-338-6780; Addr: PO Box 70, Boulder Creek, CA 95006; Email:

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