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San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara County, CA March 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 33; Democratic Party Voter Information

Results as of Apr 10 12:24pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (428/428)
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Laurence "Larry" Houlgate 15,447 votes 64.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator/Bioethics Consultant
  • Professor of Philosophy, emeritus, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • B.A., Cal. State University, L.A.
  • M.A., Ph.D., U.C.L.A.
  • Founder and president, International Society for Family Law and Family Ethics
  • Scholar of the Year, 2000, College of Liberal Arts, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Founder and member of five Medical Ethics committees in San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Universal, single-payer health care for all California children
  • Equal educational opportunities for all California children, without regard to family income, place of residence, social class, etc.
  • A living wage for all working families with children to support.
Merrily T. Karr 8,398 votes 35.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Writer/Businessperson/Teacher
  • Mom
  • BA and Post-Graduate Studies, Psychology
  • State Department Lecturer (Foreign Services Ofc.)
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish
  • Interpreter in Mexico for Richmond-Times Dispatch Newspaper
  • Author of 'Confetti' and 'The Gringa and the Revolutionary'
  • Public Safety - During this period of transition and upheaval in our communities I believe that preparedness not denial comprises our strength.
  • Since we are an immigrant country and I've studied population demographics, I believe we have to balance education to accommodate this reality.
  • Our youth no longer have role-models as in the past--having been a Mentor and a Mentoring Case Worker, I see great value in this effort.

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