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Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, San Joaquin Counties, CA March 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 10; Democratic Party Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (353/353)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Katherine E. Maestas 12,634 votes 41.9%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: County Planning Commissioner
  • Graduate: CSU, Hayward, B.A. Political Science
  • Graduate: American River College, A.A. General/Transfer
  • Former Councilmember: Franklin-Laguna Area Community Planning Advisory Council
  • Former Legislative Aide for Assemblymembers Romero, Alquist, and Nation
  • Former Registered Lobbyist: American Institute of Architects
  • Member: League of Women Voters
  • Smart Growth: California must pursue land use policies that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.
  • Education: California must continue to make our public schools -- K-12, colleges, universities -- a top priority.
  • Working Families: Jobs availability, livable wages, affordable housing, and affordable, accessible healthcare are important issues I will fight for.
Ken Cooley 10,865 votes 36%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Legal Counsel
  • Graduate of U.C. Berkeley (1977)
  • Graduate of University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.(1984)
  • Former California Assembly Chief Counsel for Banks and Insurance.(1988-91)
  • Former Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Lou Papan (1977-1985)
  • Special Projects Counsel, State Farm Insurance (1991 to current)
  • Member, Rand Institute for Civil Justice, Insurance Advisory Committee
  • Improvement of educational opportunities, including for children in low and moderate income neighborhoods in the 10th A.D.
  • A key issue I will support and work for is local economic development, including jobs, to support young families and youth entering adulthood.
  • Getting the state back on a sound fiscal footing that focuses on building the future instead of paying for the past (as in electrical deregulation)
Kevin G. Campbell 4,553 votes 15%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Social Services Manager
  • Phone: 916-683-1330; Addr: 6609 Verandah Court, Elk Grove, CA 95758; Email:
Louis J. Kesthely, Jr. 2,168 votes 7.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Insurance Claims Manager
  • Law Degree: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • BA Political Science: Loyola Marymont, Los Angeles, CA
  • Board Member: Elk Grove North Soccer Club
  • Board Member: T.R. Smedberg Jr. High School Site Council
  • Increased pay for teachers with, less adminstrative expenses.
  • Improved infrastructure throughout the state.
  • Balance the budget by a comprehensive review of all programs and eliminating inefficiencies

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