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Fresno, Madera, Tulare Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 29 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (385/385)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Steve Samuelian 60,894 votes 60.9%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Congressman's District Director
  • BA - Honors, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Board member Pi Sigma Alpha, national political honors organization and Board member Golden Key National Honors Society
  • Executive Director of the California College Republicans
  • Elected to Board of Directors of the Clovis District Chamber of Commerce, Trustee, Clovis Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
  • Republican State Central Committee Member since 1989, Republican Party State Executive Committee member since 1991
  • Armenian National Committee (ANC) Central California Oustanding Leadership Award
  • Public Safety
  • Education
  • Agriculture/Business
Richard Martinez, Jr. 35,754 votes 35.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator
  • 1989-1992 U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Europe- 1990 Soldier of the Year. Association of the United States Army- Lifetime Member.
  • 1995 A.A. History-Fresno CC, 1998 B.A. History- C.S.U. Fresno.
  • 1999-2000 Educator Thomas Jefferson M.S.(Madera). CVAL West Wrestling Champions.
  • 2000 Fresno County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board-Appointed by Supervisor Deran Koligian. Fresno County Substance Abuse Media Campaign.
  • 2000-2002 U.S. and A.P. European History Instructor-Parlier HS. McDonald's Academic Decathlon Awardee in 2002 , Fresno County record 97% increase.
  • Advisor-Senior Class, History Club, MECHA Club, CSF and School Site Council. Highest SAT-9 scores - 2001 and 2002. Overall SAT-9 record holder.
  • Education
  • Public Safety/Security
  • Economy
Jonathan Zwickel 3,485 votes 3.4%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Independent Insurance Agent
  • Phone: 559-645-5512; Addr: 36768 Blanca Avenue, Madera, CA 93638

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