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Orange County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
United States Representative; District 47

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (602/602)

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Christopher Cox 134,959 votes 68.6%

  • Party: Republican (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: U.S. Representative
  • Phone: 949-756-2244; Addr: One Newport Place, Suite 420, Newport Beach, CA 92660; Email:
John Graham 18,913 votes 9.7%
  • Party: Democratic (34.8% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Professor at the Graduate School of Management, UCI
  • Author of four books on international marketing and international business negotiations
  • Professor at the USC School of Business (1979-1989)
  • PhD, UC Berkeley (1976-1980)
  • Market Analyst, Solar Turbines division of Caterpillar Tractors (1975-1976)
  • Officer, U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (1970-1974)
  • Sixth generation Californian, married, four kids (ages 11-30)
  • Investing in Education -- higher pay for teachers and adding a 10th month to the school year
  • Campaign Reform -- campaigning primarily via the Internet, no TV ads
  • Foreign Policy -- promote peace through trade
Don Irvine 16,510 votes 8.4%
  • Party: Democratic (30.4% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Retired Police Lieutenant
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Child Advocate
  • An open and fair political process for all people, not just special interest groups with dollars to spend.
  • Preserving a high quality of life and a clean environment for our children.
  • Stopping handgun violence
Jim Keysor 10,010 votes 5.1%
  • Party: Democratic (18.4% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Member of MENSA
  • UCLA BS 1951
  • Azusa Pacific MFCC (MA)
  • Married/ Gerri
  • Former CA State Assemblyman
  • Member LDS Church (Mormon)
  • Stop the El Toro Airport
  • A CHOICE for women
  • To keep separation of Church and State
Maziar Mafi 8,953 votes 4.5%
  • Party: Democratic (16.4% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Business Litigator
  • No Airport at El Toro
  • Woman's right to choose
  • Campaign finance reform
David F. Nolan 4,892 votes 2.4%
  • Party: Libertarian (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Author/Inventor
  • Founder of the Libertarian Party, 1971
  • Creator of the "Nolan Chart"
  • Listed in "2,000 Leading Intellectuals of the 20th Century"
  • End the "War on Drugs"
  • Protect our right to keep and use firearms
  • Fight all attempts to tax commerce on the Internet
Iris Adam 2,619 votes 1.3% Priorities:
  • Label genetically-modified foods.
  • Promote preventative health care.
  • Promote higher national education standards and the practical means to achieve them.

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