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Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino Counties, CA March 7, 2000 Election
State Senator; District 17

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (505/505)

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William J. "Pete" Knight 124,642 votes 66.8%

  • Party: Republican (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: California State Senator, 17th District
Richard "Rick" Lott 53,123 votes 28.5%
  • Party: Democratic (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
  • Husband and father
  • Democratic Party Activist
  • Contributing newspaper columnist
  • Education: AA Degree El Camino College
  • Religion: Unitarian Universalist
  • Campaign finance reform - Take power back from corporations and PACs
  • Rebuild public education - Make California's schools number one in the nation
  • Roll back college tuition
John R. Gibson 5,870 votes 3.1%
  • Party: Libertarian (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Marshall Space Flight Center,co-op student worker, published NASA technical paper and met Dr. Wernher von Braun.
  • At NORAD, Space Computational Center,did computer system upgrading
  • Head of NORAD Future Requirements Section
  • Officer in US Air Force
  • Aircraft testing at China Lake and Edwards Air Force Base
  • Increase opportunities for citizens to run own lives free of lawyers,politicians,special interests and bureaucrats
  • Promote the Libertarian Party,increase membership and teach personal responsibility and thinking for oneself
  • Protect the Constitutional Principle of separation of church and state and the Bill of Rights (all of them)
Douglas R. Wallack 3,010 votes 1.6%
  • Party: Natural Law (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Senior Avionics Engineer
  • Phone: 661-572-6204; Addr: 700 W Ave. I #G203, Lancaster, CA 93534; Email:

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