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Madera, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
State Senator; District 12 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (506/506)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jeff Denham 71,365 votes 48.4%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Addr: 1907 Princeton Court, Salinas, CA 93906; Email:
Rusty Areias 69,540 votes 47.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Parks Director
  • State Assemblyman
  • California Coastal Commissioner
  • Dairy Businessman
  • Higher paying jobs
  • High speed rail development
  • More funding for schools and UC Merced
David Obert Eaton, III 6,680 votes 4.5%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Caregiver
  • Medical Student
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Health Care

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League of Women Voters

Project Vote-Smart
  • About the Candidates - Browse the page to find the link for Senate District 12. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum
Wednesday, October 2, 7-9pm. City/County Chambers, 10th Street Place.
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The Californian

Monterey County Herald San Francisco Chronicle General Links

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  • See the candidates and issues from previous elections: 11/3/98, 6/2/98
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