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Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 17 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (288/288)
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Barbara S. Matthews 40,226 votes 56.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Lawmaker
  • Barbara Matthews was elected to represent the 17th Assembly District of the California State Legislature November, 2000.
  • She Chairs the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and the Assembly Select Committee on the Future of Farming in California.
  • She is a member of the Higher Education, Water, Entertainment, and Veterans Affairs Committees.
  • Barbara is a member of the Board of Directors of Tracy's Arts Leadership Alliance and a member of Soroptimist International of Tracy-Daybreak.
  • Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Barbara worked in the grocery business for 21 years. She was the Government Relations Manager for Albertson's
  • This year, I was a sponsor of Proposition 42, which requires that state gasoline sales taxes be spent improving our highways, local streets, and mass
  • As a sponsor of a new Jarvis Initiative, I'm qualifying a proposition to raise the Homeowners' Property Tax Exemption from $7,000 to $32,000
  • In 2001, when I saw how energy producers were overcharging for electricity, without anyone doing anything about it, I sued.
Brian McCabe 31,519 votes 43.9%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • Phone: 209-723-4372; Addr: PO Box 3767, Merced, CA 95344; Email:

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