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San Joaquin, Stanislaus County, CA March 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 26; Republican Party Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (384/384)
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Greg Aghazarian 15,644 votes 50.3%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/School Trustee
  • Elected President of Lincoln Unified Schools Board of Trustees
  • Member of Stockton Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Endorsed by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
  • Fighting for lower taxes and bringing state government spending under control
  • Protecting our water and private property rights.
  • Protecting the Central Valley's conservative values.
Rick Veldstra 7,873 votes 25.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Almond Board of California, served seven years.
  • Chaired SJC Farm Bureau's Water Committee for 2 1/2 years.
  • B. A. Westmont College - Business & Economics, 1977.
  • Married 20 years to Janet, blessed with 6 children.
  • Third generation family farmer, grew up on father's dairy farm in Escalon.
  • BUDGET: Balance the state budget with no tax increase, and renegotiate the expensive energy contracts recently signed.
  • EDUCATION: Improving our public schools K-12---- 50% of sudents at Stanislaus State require remedial math and reading classes. This is unacceptable.
  • WATER: California is running out of water, we must prepare now for our future water needs.
Chuck Winn 7,627 votes 24.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Highway Patrol Captain
  • Married 32 years to Karon, 3 children, 3 grandchildren
  • City of Ripon Planning Commissioner
  • Board Member, Stanislaus County Police Activities League
  • Vice-Chairman, Modesto Union Gospel Union Mission Board
  • Past President, Stanislaus County Police Chiefs, Sheriff, and District Attorney's Association
  • Chairman, Safe Communities Committee in Stanislaus County
  • Protecting our communities by providing more resources, including police and firefighting personnel
  • Reducing taxes for every taxpayer
  • Improving our educational system to provide the job skills for students in the 21st century

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News and Analysis.

Stockton Record

Lodi News Sentinel
2/20/02, Modesto Bee, Local News
"Five candidates have eyes on replacing Cardoza." Informational article on Hallinan, Weintz, Winn, Veldstra & Aghazarian.

2/9/02 Modesto Bee, Election Connection.
Announcment that Rick Veldstra has a Smart Voter web site.

2/2/02,Modesto Bee,Election Connection.
Announcement that Greg Aghazarian has a Smart Voter web site.
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