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Sacramento County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
State Senator; District 6 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (543/543)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Deborah Ortiz 104,436 votes 72.9%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Senator
  • Elected to the Assembly in November 1996
  • Elected to the Sacramento City Council in 1993
  • Born and raised in Sacramento, Deborah attended the University of California at Davis and graduated from McGeorge School of the Law
  • Health
  • Education
  • Senior Issues
Jason A. Sewell 39,001 votes 27.1%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Phone: 916-444-5012; Addr: 1426 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95814; Email:
Yolanda Knaak (Write-in)
  • Occupation: Registered Nurse
  • Masters Degree from UCLA
  • BSN Degree from Mount St Mary's College
  • Has been an employee, a manager in a large company, a professor at a State College and a small business owner.
  • She is active in her church and community.
  • She is married with 2 children.
  • I would cut government waste. Those who spend the money(government employees) should be surveyed to determine areas of wasted government money.
  • Once the government waste is cut, then I would balance the budget without raising taxes.
  • I would propose legislation to help working families save for retirement and protect employee pensions.

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