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Los Angeles County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
State Senator; District 29

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (493/493)

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Bob Margett 91,927 votes 52.5%

  • Party: Republican (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: California State Assemblyman
Richard Melendez 40,677 votes 23.3%
  • Party: Democratic (50.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Police Officer/Council Member West Covina
  • Mayor of West Covina and Chairman of the Redevolpment Agency 1998-99
  • Governor's Appointee to the Children's Justice Act Task Force
  • Chair, Planning Commission 1996-'97
  • Board of Directors-Chamber of Commerce 1996 to 1999
  • District Board Member of Numerous Organization; Council of Governments, Independent Cities Association, SG Basin Water Quality Authority (alt).
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent, Certified Real Estate Apraiser
  • Child Care/After School Programs: I propose tax deduction for families with day care expenses. We must also make afterschool programs more available
  • Education: States should be required to publicly account for how they are spending their federal money.
  • Health Care: Let more people above poverty level buy federally supported state coverage. I support a Patient's Bill of Rights.
Steve Herfert 39,273 votes 22.4%
  • Party: Democratic (49.1% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Scientist/West Covina Councilmember
  • Party: Democratic
  • Employment: 20 year employee of Southern California Edison.
  • Leadership: West Covina Councilmember 1990-current, Mayor 1995-1996, Human Sevices Commisioner 1988-90.
  • Education: Graduate of Cal Poly Pomona 1977, currently working on teaching credential at Azusa Pacific University.
  • Service: WC Sunrise Rotary, Elks Lodge 1996, WC Beautiful, WC Historical Society, RACOON, WC United, 1st Presbyterian Church of Covina.
  • Family: Married to loving wife Jan, two daughters Jennifer and Melissa.
  • Quality of Life Issues - "Congestion, water pollution, and air quality are severe threats to the San Gabriel Valley. We need action now!"
  • Education and Childcare - "My mother recently retired after 35 years of teaching. I know what needs to be done. I support after school programs."
  • Health Care - "I believe in a statewide patients bill of rights. I believe we need to assist Senior Citizens in affordable healthcare."
Leland Thomas Faegre 3,230 votes 1.8%
  • Party: Libertarian (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Securities Networking Registrar
  • Central Committe of the Libertarian Party, 60th Assembly District
  • Writer/Composer
  • Musician
  • Webmaster
  • Parent
  • End the State Income Tax
  • End the State Monopoly on Education
  • End the War on Drugs

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