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Riverside County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
United States Representative; District 44

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (557/557)

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Mary Bono 79,365 votes 56.5%

  • Party: Republican (89.1% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Member of Congress
Ron Oden 20,079 votes 14.3%
  • Party: Democratic (40.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Educator/Minister
  • Degrees from State University of New York in Albany (Masters in Ethnic Studies) and Oakwood College (Bachelors in Theology, Sociology & History)
  • Graduate studies at Loma Linda University and attended seminary at Andrews University
  • Member, Riverside County Work Force Development Board
  • Member, Riverside County Community Action Commission
  • Board Member, United Way of the Desert
  • Founding Member, Inland Empire Lenders Community Development Corporation
  • Preserving Social Security
  • Affordable & Accessible Healthcare
  • Expanding Educational Opportunities
Thomas Roy "Tom" Harney 13,170 votes 9.4%
  • Party: Democratic (26.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Attorney At Law
  • Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • M. A., Education (Secondary School Administration)
  • B. A., Business Administration
  • Former Real Estate Broker
  • Former High High School Teacher, Coach, School Administrator
  • Captain, U. S. Air Force Reserve, Retired
  • Education and the Public Schools
  • Social Security and Medicare
  • Veterans' Rights
Bud Mathewson 9,800 votes 7%
  • Party: Republican (10.9% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman
Jon Gordon 9,765 votes 6.9%
  • Party: Democratic (19.8% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Phone: 760-322-5811; Addr: PO Box 5657, Palm Springs, CA 92264; Email:
Doug Wofford 6,124 votes 4.3%
  • Party: Democratic (12.4% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Doctor of Chiropractic
Gene Smith 1,628 votes 1.1%
  • Party: Reform (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur/Business Owner
Jim Meuer 764 votes .5%
  • Party: Natural Law (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Computer Consultant

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